Fabian Coulthard

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Fabian Coulthard
Fabian Coulthard 2012 Hamilton 400.jpg
Fabian Coulthard at 2012 Hamilton 400
Nationality  New Zealander
Born 28 July 1982 (1982-07-28) (age 34)
Burnley, England
Supercars Record
Car number 12
Current team DJR Team Penske
Series championships 0
Races 325
Race wins 5
Podium finishes 30
Pole positions 7
2016 Championship position 12th (2078 pts)

Fabian Coulthard (born 28 July, 1982) is a New Zealand professional race car driver, currently competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, driving the No. 12 Ford FG X Falcon for DJR Team Penske.

Early career[edit]

Coulthard was born in Burnley, England[1] but raised in Auckland, New Zealand. He started his career in karts before moving into Formula Ford. He competed in the Formula Ford support races at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix, winning the Alan Jones Trophy with two wins and a second place in the three races.[2] Coulthard also won the 2001/2002 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship.[3] In the United Kingdom, Coulthard competed in British Formula Renault, where he was teammates with future Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton. With his budget exhausted, Coulthard returned to Australia to race in the Australian Carrera Cup Championship, finishing third and best rookie in 2004 and winning the title in 2005.

V8 Supercars[edit]

In 2006 Coulthard signed to drive with Paul Morris Motorsport, he shared a car with Alan Gurr and Steve Ellery. Coulthard returned to drive the older model VZ Commodore for the same team in 2007, before stepping out after Bathurst to concentrate on his 2008 plans.

Paul Cruickshank Racing[edit]

Coulthard enjoyed a breakout season in 2008 driving for Thief Racing. Driving a Ford BF Falcon, Coulthard finished in the top ten on six separate occasions, including fifth place on home soil in Hamilton, New Zealand and finishing the season in a respectable 13th in the championship.

In 2009 he returned with PCR, driving a brand new Ford FG Falcon having another consistent year behind the wheel of the Falcon. At Symmons Plains Raceway Coulthard broke through for his first podium result in V8 Supercars, finishing third at the 2009 Falken Tasmania Challenge and finished the season in another consistent 16th in the championship.

Walkinshaw Racing[edit]

In 2010 he joined Walkinshaw Racing, the same operation as the famous Holden Racing Team.[4] On the first lap of the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, his left-rear tyre blew after earlier contact, spun at 280 km/h through The Chase and rolled six times in the sand-trap before coming to a stop. Coulthard has failed to replicate his 2008/2009 speed with only three respectable results being a seventh in race 5 of the championship, at the 2010 Clipsal 500 an eighth at 2010 Falken Tasmania Challenge and another 5th at the Sydney Telstra 500.

In 2011, Coulthard continued racing with Walkinshaw Racing, driving the #61 Bundaberg Racing Team VE Commodore.

Brad Jones Racing[edit]

In 2012, he left Walkinshaw Racing and moved to Brad Jones Racing.[5] Coulthard won his first V8 Supercars race at the Symmons Plains event in 2013, he went on to win a further 2 races and scored 9 podium finishes that year. He finished the year in 6th Place. 2014 was not quite as successful for Coulthard, with only one race win and five podiums on the way to 8th in the Championship. In 2015, coulthard opened the year strong, with a podium in the first race at the Clipsal 500 and a win in the second. He went on to score another 7 Podiums in the year, placing 7th in the championship.

DJR Team Penske[edit]

Coulthard left Brad Jones Racing at the end of the 2015 season to sign with DJR Team Penske, returning to a two-car squad after running only a single car in 2015.[6] He went on to place 12th in the championship. [7]

His second cousin is former Formula One driver David Coulthard.[8]

Fabian Coulthard 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 rollover sequence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Career results[edit]

The Ford FG Falcon of Fabian Coulthard at the 2009 Sydney Telstra 500
The Holden VE Commodore of Fabian Coulthard at the 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Fabian Coulthard driving for Brad Jones Racing in 2012
The Holden VF Commodore of Fabian Coulthard at the 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2000/01 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 4th Van Diemen RF92
2001/02 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 1st Van Diemen RF94
2002 British Formula Renault Championship 36th Tatuus-Renault Manor Motorsport
2003 British Formula Renault Championship 15th Tatuus-Renault Manor Motorsport
2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Greg Murphy Racing
2004 V8Supercar Championship Series 34th Holden VX Commodore Tasman Motorsport
2005 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Greg Murphy Racing
2005 V8Supercar Championship Series 65th Holden VY Commodore Tasman Motorsport
2006 V8Supercar Championship Series 32nd Holden VZ Commodore Team Sirromet Wines
Team Kiwi Racing
2007 V8Supercar Championship Series 47th Holden VZ Commodore Team Sirromet Wines
2008 V8Supercar Championship Series 13th Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing
2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 16th Ford FG Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing
2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 23rd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 12th Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 30th Holden VE Commodore M3 Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 11th Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 6th Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 7th Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 12th Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2004 3 Tasman Motorsport Holden VY Commodore New Zealand Jason Richards 20th 152
2005 23 Tasman Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore Australia Tony D'Alberto DNF 108
2006 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VZ Commodore New Zealand Paul Radisich DNF 71
2007 39 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore New Zealand Chris Pither 16th 159
2008 111 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford BF Falcon Australia Alex Davison 10th 161
2009 111 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford FG Falcon Australia Michael Patrizi DNF 120
2010 24 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Craig Baird DNF 0
2011 61 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Craig Baird DNF 13
2012 14 Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore Australia David Besnard 23rd 147
2013 14 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Luke Youlden 16th 161
2014 14 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Luke Youlden 9th 161
2015 14 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Luke Youlden 4th 161
2016 12 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon Australia Luke Youlden 6th 161

* Events highlighted in green denote designated co-driver role

Supercars Championship 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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Pos. Pts
2004 Tasman Motorsport Holden VX Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
EAS
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
PUK
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
QLD
R13
WIN
R14
ORA
R15

29
ORA
R16

19
SAN
R17

9
BAT
R18

20
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SYM
R23
EAS
R24
EAS
R25
EAS
R26
34th 330
2005 Tasman Motorsport Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
SHA
R11
SHA
R12
SHA
R13
HDV
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
QLD
R17
ORA
R18
ORA
R19
SAN
R20

Ret
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
SYM
R25
SYM
R26
SYM
R27
PHI
R28
PHI
R29
PHI
R30
65th 0
2006 Team Sirromet Wines Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PUK
R3

Ret
PUK
R4

14
PUK
R5

21
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9

Ret
WIN
R10

15
WIN
R11

21
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
HDV
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
ORA
R18

19
ORA
R19

7
ORA
R20

Ret
32nd 478
Team Kiwi Racing SAN
R21

13
BAT
R22

Ret
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
SUR
R25
SYM
R26
SYM
R27
SYM
R28
BHR
R29
BHR
R30
BHR
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
2007 Team Sirromet Wines Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

19
BAR
R3

17
BAR
R4

15
BAR
R5

17
PUK
R6

23
PUK
R7

20
PUK
R8

19
WIN
R9

20
WIN
R10

19
WIN
R11

19
EAS
R12

Ret
EAS
R13

17
EAS
R14

20
HDV
R15

22
HDV
R16

22
HDV
R17

25
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
ORA
R21

14
ORA
R22

14
ORA
R23

Ret
SAN
R24

19
BAT
R25

16
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
SUR
R28
BHR
R29
BHR
R30
BHR
R31
SYM
R32
SYM
R33
SYM
R34
PHI
R35
PHI
R36
PHI
R37
47th 8
2008 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1

11
ADE
R2

18
EAS
R3

14
EAS
R4

17
EAS
R5

16
HAM
R6

7
HAM
R7

8
HAM
R8

6
BAR
R29

17
BAR
R10

9
BAR
R11

12
SAN
R12

8
SAN
R13

14
SAN
R14

Ret
HDV
R15

14
HDV
R16

24
HDV
R17

22
QLD
R18

12
QLD
R19

8
QLD
R20

8
WIN
R21

19
WIN
R22

18
WIN
R23

9
PHI
Q

4
PHI
R24

16
BAT
R25

10
SUR
R26

14
SUR
R27

Ret
SUR
R28

13
BHR
R29

Ret
BHR
R30

16
BHR
R31

7
SYM
R32

9
SYM
R33

10
SYM
R34

Ret
ORA
R35

18
ORA
R36

10
ORA
R37

8
13th 1823
2009 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1

11
ADE
R2

12
HAM
R3

6
HAM
R4

5
WIN
R5

15
WIN
R6

Ret
SYM
R7

14
SYM
R8

3
HDV
R9

12
HDV
R10

20
TOW
R11

15
TOW
R12

19
SAN
R13

10
SAN
R14

15
QLD
R15

5
QLD
R16

23
PHI
Q

2
PHI
R17

Ret
BAT
R18

Ret
SUR
R19

Ret
SUR
R20

13
SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

DNS
PHI
R23

14
PHI
R24

9
BAR
R25

13
BAR
R26

11
SYD
R27

13
SYD
R28

5
15th 1665
2010 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

17
YMC
R2

16
BHR
R3

17
BHR
R4

Ret
ADE
R5

7
ADE
R6

27
HAM
R7

22
HAM
R8

Ret
QLD
R9

12
QLD
R10

20
WIN
R11

20
WIN
R12

Ret
HDV
R13

23
HDV
R14

14
TOW
R15

14
TOW
R16

Ret
PHI
Q

9
PHI
R17

19
BAT
R18

Ret
SUR
R19

17
SUR
R20

12
SYM
R21

27
SYM
R22

8
SAN
R23

28
SAN
R24

12
SYD
R25

5
SYD
R26

19
23rd 1229
2011 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

8
YMC
R2

15
ADE
R3

5
ADE
R4

9
HAM
R5

7
HAM
R6

Ret
BAR
R7

23
BAR
R8

11
BAR
R9

13
WIN
R10

10
WIN
R11

5
HID
R12

13
HID
R13

18
TOW
R14

15
TOW
R15

8
QLD
R16

24
QLD
R17

18
QLD
R18

7
PHI
Q

10
PHI
R19

10
BAT
R20

Ret
SUR
R21

5
SUR
R22

15
SYM
R23

8
SYM
R24

10
SAN
R25

9
SAN
R26

12
SYD
R27

11
SYD
R28

Ret
12th 1839
2012 Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

9
SYM
R3

16
SYM
R4

11
HAM
R5

9
HAM
R6

5
BAR
R7

15
BAR
R8

4
BAR
R9

7
PHI
R10

22
PHI
R11

24
HID
R12

24
HID
R13

5
TOW
R14

4
TOW
R15

Ret
QLD
R16

4
QLD
R17

5
SMP
R18

12
SMP
R19

6
SAN
Q

18
SAN
R20

15
BAT
R21

23
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

10
YMC
R24

11
YMC
R25

10
YMC
R26

10
WIN
R27

14
WIN
R28

12
SYD
R29

Ret
SYD
R30

15
11th 2035
2013 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

19
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

1
SYM
R4

3
SYM
R5

1
PUK
R6

5
PUK
R7

10
PUK
R8

3
PUK
R9

4
BAR
R10

27
BAR
R11

4
BAR
R12

7
COA
R13

3
COA
R14

3
COA
R15

1
COA
R16

2
HID
R17

12
HID
R18

7
HID
R19

13
TOW
R20

3
TOW
R21

17
QLD
R22

11
QLD
R23

4
QLD
R24

5
WIN
R25

7
WIN
R26

8
WIN
R27

2
SAN
R28

7
BAT
R29

16
SUR
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

2
PHI
R32

2
PHI
R33

5
PHI
R34

5
SYD
R35

19
SYD
R36

15
6th 2501
2014 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

5
ADE
R2

5
ADE
R3

4
SYM
R4

9
SYM
R5

3
SYM
R6

5
WIN
R7

1
WIN
R8

3
WIN
R9

11
PUK
R10

7
PUK
R11

10
PUK
R12

11
PUK
R13

9
BAR
R14

2
BAR
R15

5
BAR
R16

5
HID
R17

9
HID
R18

3
HID
R19

22
TOW
R20

15
TOW
R21

3
TOW
R22

14
QLD
R23

4
QLD
R24

9
QLD
R25

11
SMP
R26

Ret
SMP
R27

7
SMP
R28

3
SAN
R29

11
BAT
R30

9
SUR
R31

10
SUR
R32

7
PHI
R33

15
PHI
R34

15
PHI
R35

15
SYD
R36

8
SYD
R37

11
SYD
R38

12
8th 2443
2015 Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

3
ADE
R2

1
ADE
R3

6
SYM
R4

10
SYM
R5

10
SYM
R6

9
BAR
R7

8
BAR
R8

3
BAR
R9

3
WIN
R10

6
WIN
R11

21
WIN
R12

2
HID
R13

Ret
HID
R14

15
HID
R15

3
TOW
R16

3
TOW
R17

13
QLD
R18

10
QLD
R19

15
QLD
R20

14
SMP
R21

11
SMP
R22

2
SMP
R23

2
SAN
R24

16
BAT
R25

4
SUR
R26

7
SUR
R27

13
PUK
R28

23
PUK
R29

9
PUK
R30

7
PHI
R31

12
PHI
R32

11
PHI
R33

11
SYD
R34

10
SYD
R35

14
SYD
R36

10
7th 2542
2016 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

10
ADE
R2

14
ADE
R3

16
SYM
R4

18
SYM
R5

8
PHI
R6

3
PHI
R7

Ret
BAR
R8

17
BAR
R9

15
WIN
R10

17
WIN
R11

3
HID
R12

6
HID
R13

Ret
TOW
R14

8
TOW
R15

15
QLD
R16

10
QLD
R17

10
SMP
R18

10
SMP
R19

4
SAN
R20

6
BAT
R21

6
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

15
PUK
R24

11
PUK
R25

4
PUK
R26

5
PUK
R27

8
SYD
R28

11
SYD
R29

21
12th 2078

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2005 Porsche AG ITA ESP MON GER USA USA FRA GBR
10
GER HUN ITA BEL NC† 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabian's Website Accessed 2010
  2. ^ Fabian Coulthard takes the honours at the AGP, www.formulaford.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ Formula Ford, www.motorsport.org.nz Retrieved 26 March 2017
  4. ^ Coulthard confirmed at Walkinshaw Racing
  5. ^ Weeks, James (16 November 2011). "Coulthard switches to BJR for 2012 V8 campaign". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fabian Coulthard signs with DJR Team Penske in expanded two-car lineup for 2016 V8 Supercars season". Fox Sports Australia. 13 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Coates Hire Leaderboard". Supercars. 4 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Coulthard Mk II makes his mark". BBC Sport. 7 January 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2007. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andy Booth
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2002
Succeeded by
Jonny Reid