David Coulthard

David Coulthard



  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Reaching Your Goals
  • The Challenges of F1
  • Reaching the Top
  • Risk
  • The David Coulthard Story

What he offers

Drawing upon his successful career as one of Britain’s top F1 drivers David offers audiences great insights into the strengths and challenges of an F1 driver. Using parallels from his time spent on and off the track working with prestigious teams, he offers invaluable lessons in teamwork and leadership, to empower individuals achieve their goals.

How he presents

With a relaxed, anecdotal and humorous style, David gives businesses and organisations a rare insight into what it takes to build winning teams and compete for success at world level.

David Coulthard is one of the most successful British drivers in the history of Formula One. David regularly appears as a pundit on BBC TV’s Formula 1 coverage. David joined Red Bull Racing in 2005 and announced his retirement from F1 in 2008 after his fourteenth F1 season, with 13 Grand Prix victories including two at Monaco, 62 podium finishes and he was the highest scoring driver notching up 535 points! David is consultant to Red Bull Racing and also acts as an ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. Coulthard returned to racing as an active driver in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) series in 2010, piloting a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Mucke Motorsport and retired at the end of 2012.

David was the first ever recipient of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for young drivers. With McLaren, he took his new team’s first win in three seasons at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix. In all, he scored 12 of his 13 Grand Prix wins and 51 of his 62 podium finishes with McLaren, and, after supporting team-mate Mika Häkkinen to the drivers’ championship in 1998 and ’99, he finished runner-up to Michael Schumacher in 2001. He amassed a large points haul and is sixth on the all-time scorers list, being the top British scorer. A successful businessman, David formerly owned a hotel in Monte Carlo.


  • The Winning Formula: Leadership, Strategy and Motivation the F1 Way (2019)
  • It Is What It Is (2007)


“A good sport and a very professional easy going speaker, willing to work together to make it work for Belden. His content was perfect and interesting. His style of delivery was professional, well spoken and witty. All audience were very enthusiastic. David is great to work with and I could recommend to all.”

Presentation Languages: English

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