David Coulthard has amassed a small fortune during and after his racing career
FORMER driver David Coulthard is a familiar face to anyone who watches Formula One.
The 13 time Grand Prix race winner is one of the main presenters on Channel 4’s coverage of F1.
Here is everything you need to know about the Scottish racer.
Who is David Coulthard?
Coulthard was born in 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland
He attended Kirkcudbright Academy, gaining eight O-levels.
From an early age, motorsport was something that heavily interested Coulthard, and he cites F1 champions Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell and Alan Prost as his childhood heroes.
Coulthard also comes from a family heavily connected with motor sports as his grandfather took part in the Monte Carlo Rally and his father, Duncan, had previously been Scotland’s karting champion.
He began karting when he was gifted his first kart by his father on his eleventh birthday, going on to win the Scottish Championship and then securing victory in the Cumbria Kart Racing Club Championship in 1985.
Making the transition to car racing, Coulthard had a stint as a Formula 3000 driver before racing in Formula 1 for the first time in the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix.
He won his first Grand Prix in Portugal the following year.
What are his main achievements?
In total, Coulthard recorded 13 Grand Prix wins in his 14 year career, including finishing second behind Michael Schumacher in the 2001 Drivers’ championship.
Retiring from F1 in 2008, he joined the BBC as a pundit before moving to Channel 4 in 2016 when they took over the television broadcasting of the sport.
Post-retirement he has had success in the Race of Champions, a competition that brings together many of the best international rally and racing car drivers, winning the Drivers’ Cup in 2014.
What is David Coulthard’s net worth?
David Coulthard’s net worth is believed to be around $70 million (£54m).
The former driver currently resides in Monaco and owns homes in Switzerland, London and Belgium.
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