David Coulthard

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David Coulthard
David Coulthard 2009.jpg
Born (1971-03-27) 27 March 1971 (age 43)
Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19942008
Teams Williams, McLaren, Red Bull
Races 247 (246 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 13
Podiums 62
Career points 535
Pole positions 12
Fastest laps 18
First race 1994 Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix
Last win 2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

David Marshall Coulthard, MBE (/ˈklθɑrt/; born 27 March 1971[1]), often known as DC, is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. He currently works for BBC Sport as a commentator and pundit.[2]

Coulthard, who was born and brought up in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire,[3][4] made his Formula One debut in 1994 and won 13 Grands Prix in a career spanning 15 seasons. Twice a winner in Monaco, Coulthard was team-mate to Mika Häkkinen in the Finn's two Drivers' Championship-winning seasons for McLaren Mercedes before helping establish the Red Bull team. His best Drivers' Championship finish was second in 2001.

After retiring from racing in Formula One, Coulthard continued to be involved with the Red Bull Racing team as a consultant,[5] as well as joining the BBC as a television commentator and pundit. He returned as an active driver in the DTM series for 2010, piloting a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Mücke Motorsport. He has finished in 16th position in the drivers championship in both years of competing in the series.[6] On 18 October 2012, Coulthard announced retirement from racing after the 2012 DTM season, his final race on 21 October 2012 at Hockenheim.[7]

Pre-Formula One[edit]

Coulthard's Formula 3000 car which he drove for Pacific Racing in the 1993 season

Coulthard began karting as soon as he was permitted, at the age of 11. He raced karts for six years, moving south once he had started to win local championships.[8] He regarded Rowrah, in Cumbria, as his home circuit. It was there that he won the Cumbria Kart Racing Club championship in 1985, a year after Allan McNish.[9] McNish credited the start given to him, David Coulthard, and Dario Franchitti largely to David Leslie, senior and junior.[1]

In 1989, Coulthard started racing in Formula Ford,[3] winning the first ever McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year award. A broken leg at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps put an end to his 1990 racing season, although by the end of that year he was testing for McLaren. He returned the following year to win the Marlboro Masters race at Zandvoort and the Macau Grand Prix. In 1992, he finished ninth in the Formula 3000 series. The following year he improved to third overall.

Formula One[edit]

Williams (1994-1995)[edit]

Coulthard driving for the Williams team at the 1994 British Grand Prix.
Coulthard driving for Williams at the 1995 British Grand Prix.

In 1993, Coulthard became test driver for the world champion Formula One team Williams-Renault. He retained his role the following year until, after Ayrton Senna's death at Imola, he was brought in to partner Damon Hill for the Spanish Grand Prix. In eight of the remaining races he drove the second car. However, Nigel Mansell drove instead at Magny-Cours and at the last three races of the season. Renault were keen to have a big name in the second Williams,[citation needed] and Mansell, at that time reigning Indycar champion, fitted the bill. Despite fastest laps at the German and Portuguese Grands Prix, Coulthard finished on the podium only once, when he placed second at Estoril.

Coulthard had intended to race for McLaren in 1995 but, on 14 December 1994, the FIA Contract Recognition Board ruled that "Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd. is the team entitled to the services of Mr. David Coulthard for the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship season."[10][11]

Coulthard's first victory came at the 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix. Despite never finishing below fourth place, and scoring five pole positions (four of them consecutively), his eight retirements because of poor luck and some unforced errors tarnished his season. By July of that year[citation needed], Coulthard had already signed for McLaren, for whom he would drive alongside Mika Häkkinen.

McLaren (1996-2004)[edit]

Coulthard driving for the McLaren team at the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix.

During the 1996 season McLaren cars finished on the podium only five times, as the Mercedes-powered cars were simply not fast enough. Coulthard's car retired from races on seven occasions. He led at Imola and lost out to Olivier Panis at Monaco.

In his second year with McLaren, Coulthard finished the 1997 Drivers' Championship in third place (following Schumacher's disqualification),[12] tied on points with Jean Alesi. He had won the Australian and Italian Grands Prix as well as recording the fastest lap at the race in Montréal. He had been leading in Canada, but was delayed for over a lap by a clutch problem during his second pit stop. Minutes later Panis crashed, causing the race to be stopped. Had Coulthard's car not stalled, victory would have been his.[13]

At the last race of the season in Jerez, Coulthard was obliged by team orders to concede second place to Häkkinen with three laps to go. Villeneuve needed to finish the race to win that year's drivers' championship in a car which was underperforming following a lap 48 collision with Schumacher. He gave way to the two McLarens on the final lap, with Coulthard reported to be "not bubbling with joy after the event... Häkkinen himself was speechless and made little sense after the race."[14]

In 1998, McLaren cars won nine of the races, but it was Häkkinen who won eight of those and who took that year's title. Coulthard's only victory of the season was at the San Marino race. He finished second behind his team-mate five times.

Coulthard driving for McLaren at the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix.

In 1999, Coulthard finished the season in fourth place, with two wins among his six podium finishes. His teammate, Häkkinen, won his second consecutive drivers' championship. McLaren lost the constructors' title to Ferrari.

In 2000, he was involved in a tight battle for the drivers' championship with Schumacher and Häkkinen, but eventually fell out of contention into a third place finish. In 2001, he finished the year in second place, but with barely half the points (65) tallied by runaway winner Schumacher (123). Coulthard extended his contract with McLaren in 2002[15] but his subsequent years with the team, to 2004, were disappointing as well, as he was regularly out-paced by younger teammate Kimi Räikkönen. Many of Coulthard's critics argue that his decline began early in the new millennium.[16][17][18] In 2003 the FIA introduced the single-lap qualifying format. Since his Formula Three days, Coulthard had the reputation of being a poor qualifier. He openly admitted that he did not like the format and was a vocal opponent of it.[citation needed] With the announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya was to join McLaren in 2005 alongside Räikkönen, 2004 was to be Coulthard's last year with the team. A poor tenth place finish in the final 2004 standings (24 points, equal with the injured Ralf Schumacher) had not helped Coulthard's cause for 2005 either.

In 2010 while working on air for the BBC F1 coverage, he admitted that Ferrari had approached him for a drive while he was racing with McLaren. He turned down the offer, because he realised that if he was in the lead of a Grand Prix race and Michael Schumacher was behind him, he would have to move out the way to let him through.[19][20]

Red Bull (2005-2008)[edit]

Red Bull Racing were attracted by Coulthard's experience and signed him for the 2005 Formula One season. He was teamed with the inexperienced Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Coulthard's contract at Red Bull Racing was also extended prior to the 2005 British Grand Prix, prolonging his Formula One career to at least the end of 2006.

Coulthard at the 2007 Italian Grand Prix.

For 2006, Coulthard continued at Red Bull, partnered again with Christian Klien. The team were powered by Ferrari engines, with a contract for Renault engines agreed for 2007 during the 2006 season. Technical director Adrian Newey joined the team from McLaren to design the 2007 car. These positive developments led Coulthard to state that he wished to remain with the team after the 2006 season, and to add to his victory tally with them.[citation needed] On 7 August 2006, the day after the Hungarian Grand Prix where Coulthard finished 5th, it was announced that he had extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for 2007 and would be teamed up with Mark Webber.[21]

At the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix Coulthard became the 8th member of Formula One's "200 Club",[22][23] joining Riccardo Patrese, Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Gerhard Berger, Andrea de Cesaris, Nelson Piquet and Jean Alesi in the list of drivers to have started 200 Grands Prix (Alain Prost and Michele Alboreto entered 202 and 215 races but started fewer). In the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix, Coulthard scored his first podium finish with Red Bull Racing, his best result with the team and also the team's first podium finish. During the trophy presentation, Coulthard wore a red cape as the team was promoting the film "Superman Returns".

After a slow start to the 2007 season, Coulthard delivered two strong drives at the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix where he picked up the team's first points of the season. On 6 July 2007, Red Bull Racing announced that Coulthard's contract had been extended to the end of 2008.[24]

Coulthard driving for RBR at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, where he scored his second podium finish for the team

Coulthard had a bad start to his 2008 campaign after a racing incident with Felipe Massa. In a live post-incident interview with ITV's Louise Goodman, he expressed dissatisfaction with Massa's aggressive on-track behaviour.

"I know I screwed up the same way with Alex (Wurz) last year, and took full responsibility for it, and I would expect Felipe to do the same. If he doesn't, I'm going to kick three colours of shit out of the little bastard."
—David Coulthard, 2008, after tangling with Felipe Massa.[25]

At the second race in Malaysia, Coulthard suffered a bad suspension failure which saw his Red Bull team investigated for car safety. Although cleared to drive, the lack of testing time had a negative impact on his race performance and he managed only a 9th place finish. Despite a series of poor performances over the course of the 2008 season, he came back and managed to secure a hard-fought 3rd place at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, the 62nd podium finish of his Formula One career.

On the Thursday before the 2008 British Grand Prix, Coulthard announced that he would retire at the end of the season, but would remain at Red Bull as a consultant. He retired on the first lap after colliding with Sebastian Vettel, the driver who would replace him at Red Bull in 2009, in his last British Grand Prix.[26]

For Coulthard's final race, he competed in a car with a one-off livery promoting the charity "Wings for Life". In the event, Coulthard retired in the second corner on the first lap after he was hit from behind by Kazuki Nakajima in the Williams. In his final website blog before the race, Coulthard said, "I was thinking of asking the drivers to keep well clear of me into turn 1 to give me a better chance of finishing my last GP but I know all too well that when the lights go out racing instincts take over."[27]

Helmet[edit]

Coulthard's helmet is blue with a white saltire on the top (resembling the flag of Scotland) with its 4 tips trepassing from the top to the chin area. At McLaren a white ring was added around the top. When he joined Red Bull a dark blue line was added in the middle to highlight Red Bull's logo. At the Japanese GP in 2007 he wore a grey helmet with a stylised saltire in its sides as an homage to the late Colin McRae.

Race of Champions[edit]

At the 2008 Race of Champions, Coulthard made the final only to lose out to Sébastien Loeb. He made the quarter-finals in both 2009 and in 2011, his sixth participation in the end-of-season competition.[28]

Coulthard teamed up with Susie Wolff at the 2013 Race of Champions.[29]

Post-Formula One[edit]

Coulthard made his DTM début at Hockenheim in 2010.

BBC and The Daily Telegraph reporter[edit]

From 2009, Coulthard has worked on the BBC's F1 coverage as an expert summariser (pundit).[30] From the 2011 season onwards he also became a co-commentator initially to Martin Brundle (who is also his manager) and then to Ben Edwards. He was also the Red Bull Racing reserve driver for the first two Grands Prix of the 2009 season and is remaining with the team as a consultant and demonstration driver.[31]

At certain Grands Prix in 2010, when regular Red Bull and Toro Rosso reserve drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley competed elsewhere in the 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, Coulthard was available to step in as reserve driver.[32]

He also writes for BBC Online, taking over from Jake Humphrey from 2013, and The Daily Telegraph as F1 Columnist.

DTM[edit]

In 2010, Coulthard competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, driving a 2008-spec Mercedes C-Class run by Mücke Motorsport.[33] It was announced on 8 April 2011 that Coulthard would again race the C-Class for Mücke Motorsport in the DTM, with Ralf Schumacher as his team-mate.[34]

Coulthard announced retirement from racing after 2012 DTM season on 18 October 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Coulthard has lived for some time in Monaco, and also owns homes in London, Belgium and Switzerland.[35] He owns several luxury hotels in Britain and is a former owner of the Columbus Hotel Monaco, which is located in Monaco's Fontvieille.[36] In 2011 Coulthard founded Snoozebox, a portable hotel company using recycled shipping containers. These are found at many motorsports events and also the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and now at Thorpe Park's Crash Pad hotel.[37]

On 2 May 2000, while he was leasing the Learjet of friend David Murray, the aeroplane developed engine trouble en route to Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice, and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Lyon-Satolas Airport, France. Coulthard, his then-girlfriend the American model Heidi Wichlinski and personal trainer/bodyguard Andy Matthews survived; Murray's personal pilot David Saunders and co-pilot Dan Worley died.[38] Coulthard and Wichlinski ended their relationship before the beginning of the 2001 season, which was followed with a series of inaccurate newspaper reports about alleged affairs with other women.[39]

Coulthard was involved in a four-year relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour,[40] before ending the relationship in 2005. Coulthard became engaged to Karen Minier, a Belgian Formula One correspondent for French TV channel TF1, on 2 June 2006. The couple planned to marry "in the near future".[40] Coulthard and Minier had their first child, Dayton Minier Coulthard, on 20 November 2008 weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces (2.8 kg).[41] Karen and Dayton initially continued to live in Brussels,[42] before moving to Monaco with her daughter from a previous relationship.

A museum in his home village dedicated to Coulthard was previously run by Coulthard's sister, who died in February 2013.[43] It is now the home of the "Twynosi" (a cross between Twynholm and the Italian word for "fans", tifosi, as used by Ferrari fans), who gather on race days.[44] He released his autobiography in 2007, entitled It is What It Is. In it, he stated that he had suffered from bulimia as a teenager, caused by the need to lose weight when competing in karting championships.[45] In 2008, Coulthard acted as best man at the wedding of Chris Hughes and actress/presenter Amanda Holden.[46]

Coulthard's second cousin, New Zealander Fabian Coulthard, is also a racing driver,[47] and has won several junior championships. He is currently racing in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series for Brad Jones Racing.

Coulthard is an ambassador for the spinal injuries charity Wings For Life.[48]

Coulthard was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[49]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Poles Wins F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1989 Formula Ford 1600 Dunlop/Autosport  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
Formula Ford 1600 P&O Ferries Junior  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
Formula Ford Festival  ? 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
1990 Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries  ? 11 0 1 0 2  ? 5th
Formula Vauxhall Lotus  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 80 4th
British Touring Car Championship Cook Racing 1 0 0 0 0 4 33rd
1991 British Formula Three Paul Stewart Racing 16 0 5 0 8 66 2nd
Macau Grand Prix Paul Stewart Racing 1 0 1 0 1 N/A 1st
Masters of Formula Three Paul Stewart Racing 1 0 1 0 1 N/A 1st
Formula Three Fuji Cup  ? 1 1 0  ? 1 N/A 2nd
1992 International Formula 3000 Paul Stewart Racing 10 0 0 1 2 11 9th
Macau Grand Prix Paul Stewart Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1993 International Formula 3000 Pacific Racing 9 0 1 2 4 25 3rd
Formula One Canon Williams Renault Test driver
Le Mans 24 Hours GT Class TWR Jaguar Racing 1 N/A DSQ
1994 International Formula 3000 Vortex 1 0 0 0 1 6 9th
Formula One Rothmans Williams Renault Test driver
8 0 0 2 1 14 8th
1995 Formula One Rothmans Williams Renault 17 5 1 2 8 49 3rd
1996 Formula One Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 16 0 0 0 2 18 7th
1997 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 17 0 2 1 4 36 3rd
1998 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 16 3 1 3 9 56 3rd
1999 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 16 0 2 3 6 48 4th
2000 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 17 2 3 3 11 73 3rd
2001 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 17 2 2 3 10 65 2nd
2002 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 17 0 1 1 6 41 5th
2003 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 16 0 1 0 3 51 7th
2004 Formula One West McLaren Mercedes 18 0 0 0 0 24 10th
2005 Formula One Red Bull Racing 19 0 0 0 0 24 12th
2006 Formula One Red Bull Racing 18 0 0 0 1 14 13th
2007 Formula One Red Bull Racing 17 0 0 0 0 14 10th
2008 Formula One Red Bull Racing 18 0 0 0 1 8 16th
2009 Formula One Red Bull Racing Test driver
2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mücke Motorsport 11 0 0 1 0 1 16th
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mücke Motorsport 10 0 0 1 0 1 16th
2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mücke Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 14 15th

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
1992 Paul Stewart Racing Reynard/92D Judd SIL
7
PAU
Ret
CAT
8
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
7
SPA
4
ALB
7
NOG
3
MAG
3
9th 11
1993 Pacific Racing Reynard/93D Ford Cosworth DON
13
SIL
2
PAU
2
PER
1
HOC
Ret
NÜR
7
SPA
3
MAG
Ret
NOG
Ret
3rd 25
1994 Vortex Motorsport Reynard/94D Ford Cosworth SIL
2
PAU
CAT
PER
HOC
SPA
EST
MAG
9th 6

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
1994 Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW16 Renault RS6 3.5 V10 BRA PAC SMR MON ESP
Ret
CAN
5
FRA GBR
5
8th 14
Williams FW16B GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
4
ITA
6
POR
2
EUR JPN AUS
1995 Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 BRA
2
ARG
Ret
SMR
4
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
3rd 49
Williams FW17B POR
1
EUR
3
PAC
2
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
1996 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/11 Mercedes FO 110/3 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
7
EUR
3
SMR
Ret
MON
2
ESP
Ret
CAN
4
FRA
6
7th 18
McLaren MP4/11B GBR
5
GER
5
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
13
JPN
8
1997 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/12 Mercedes FO 110E 3.0 V10 AUS
1
BRA
10
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
6
CAN
7
3rd 36
Mercedes FO 110F 3.0 V10 FRA
7
GBR
4
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
1
AUT
2
LUX
Ret
JPN
10
EUR
2
1998 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/13 Mercedes FO 110G 3.0 V10 AUS
2
BRA
2
ARG
6
SMR
1
ESP
2
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
6
GBR
Ret
AUT
2
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
7
ITA
Ret
LUX
3
JPN
3
3rd 56
1999 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO 110H 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
2
MON
Ret
ESP
2
CAN
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
1
AUT
2
GER
5
HUN
2
BEL
1
ITA
5
EUR
Ret
MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
4th 48
2000 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/15 Mercedes FO 110J 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
DSQ
SMR
3
GBR
1
ESP
2
EUR
3
MON
1
CAN
7
FRA
1
AUT
2
GER
3
HUN
3
BEL
4
ITA
Ret
USA
5
JPN
3
MAL
2
3rd 73
2001 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10 AUS
2
MAL
3
BRA
1
SMR
2
ESP
5
AUT
1
MON
5
CAN
Ret
EUR
3
FRA
4
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
3
BEL
2
ITA
Ret
USA
3
JPN
3
2nd 65
2002 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
3
SMR
6
ESP
3
AUT
6
MON
1
CAN
2
EUR
Ret
GBR
10
FRA
3
GER
5
HUN
5
BEL
4
ITA
7
USA
3
JPN
Ret
5th 41
2003 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17D Mercedes FO 110M/P 3.0 V10 AUS
1
MAL
Ret
BRA
4
SMR
5
ESP
Ret
AUT
5
MON
7
CAN
Ret
EUR
15
FRA
5
GBR
5
GER
2
HUN
5
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
JPN
3
7th 51
2004 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-19 Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10 AUS
8
MAL
6
BHR
Ret
SMR
12
ESP
10
MON
Ret
EUR
Ret
CAN
6
USA
7
10th 24
McLaren MP4-19B FRA
6
GBR
7
GER
4
HUN
9
BEL
7
ITA
6
CHN
9
JPN
Ret
BRA
11
2005 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 AUS
4
MAL
6
BHR
8
SMR
11
ESP
8
MON
Ret
EUR
4
CAN
7
USA
DNS
FRA
10
GBR
13
GER
7
HUN
Ret
TUR
7
ITA
15
BEL
Ret
BRA
Ret
JPN
6
CHN
9
12th 24
2006 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 BHR
10
MAL
Ret
AUS
8
SMR
Ret
EUR
Ret
ESP
14
MON
3
GBR
12
CAN
8
USA
7
FRA
9
GER
11
HUN
5
TUR
15
ITA
12
CHN
9
JPN
Ret
BRA
Ret
13th 14
2007 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB3 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BHR
Ret
ESP
5
MON
14
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
FRA
13
GBR
11
EUR
5
HUN
11
TUR
10
ITA
Ret
BEL
Ret
JPN
4
CHN
8
BRA
9
10th 14
2008 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
9
BHR
18
ESP
12
TUR
9
MON
Ret
CAN
3
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
GER
13
HUN
11
EUR
17
BEL
11
ITA
16
SIN
7
JPN
Ret
CHN
10
BRA
Ret
16th 8

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1993 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Racing Denmark John Nielsen
Australia David Brabham
Jaguar XJ220 GT 306 DSQ DSQ

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Overall
Pos
Pts Class
Pos
1990 Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Cavalier B OUL
DON
THR
SIL
OUL
SIL
BRH
SNE
BRH
13
BIR
DON
THR
SIL
33rd 4 21st

Complete DTM results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

 Year  Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Pos.   Points 
2010 Mücke Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
12
VAL
13
LAU
Ret
NOR
13
NÜR
10
ZAN
12
BRH
12
OSC
14
HOC
Ret
ADR
10
SHA
8
16th 1
2011 Mücke Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
10
ZAN
16
SPL
9
LAU
13
NOR
8
NÜR
17
BRH
12
OSC
10
VAL
DSQ
HOC
17†
16th 1
2012 Mücke Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse Coupe HOC
8
LAU
12
BRH
15
SPL
Ret
NOR
5
NÜR
20
ZAN
Ret
OSC
Ret
VAL
11
HOC
Ret
15th 14

† Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance

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Sporting positions
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None
Formula Three Masters Winner
1991
Succeeded by
Pedro Lamy
Preceded by
Michael Schumacher
Macau Grand Prix Winner
1991
Succeeded by
Rickard Rydell
Union leadership
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Michael Schumacher
GPDA Chairman
2005–2006
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Ralf Schumacher
Awards and achievements
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Allan McNish
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1989
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Warren Hughes
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None
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
1989
Succeeded by
Gareth Rees
Preceded by
Robb Gravett
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1991
Succeeded by
Tim Harvey
Preceded by
Damon Hill
Autosport
British Competition Driver of the Year

1994
Succeeded by
Damon Hill
Preceded by
Ivan Capelli (1992)
Lorenzo Bandini Trophy
1995
Succeeded by
Jacques Villeneuve
Preceded by
Jacques Villeneuve
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1998
Succeeded by
Eddie Irvine
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Eddie Irvine
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Jenson Button
Preceded by
Eddie Irvine
Autosport
British Competition Driver of the Year

2000–2002
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Jenson Button