David Coulthard

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David Coulthard
David Coulthard 2009.jpg
Born(1971-03-27) 27 March 1971 (age 41)
Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, UK
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years19942008
TeamsWilliams, McLaren, Red Bull
Races247 (246 starts)
Championships0
Wins13
Podiums62
Career points535
Pole positions12
Fastest laps18
First race1994 Spanish Grand Prix
First win1995 Portuguese Grand Prix
Last win2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last race2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
 
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David Coulthard
David Coulthard 2009.jpg
Born(1971-03-27) 27 March 1971 (age 41)
Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, UK
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years19942008
TeamsWilliams, McLaren, Red Bull
Races247 (246 starts)
Championships0
Wins13
Podiums62
Career points535
Pole positions12
Fastest laps18
First race1994 Spanish Grand Prix
First win1995 Portuguese Grand Prix
Last win2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last race2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

David Marshall Coulthard, MBE (/ˈklθɑrt/; born 27 March 1971[1]), often known as DC, is a Scottish former Formula One racing driver.[2]

Coulthard, who was born and raised in Twynholm,[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]

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Pre-Formula One

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.[7] 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.[8] 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

1994–1995: Williams

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 finished 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."[9][10]

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 due to poor luck and some unforced errors tarnished his season. By July of that year[citation needed], Coulthard had already signed for McLaren, with whom he would drive alongside Mika Häkkinen.

1996–2004: McLaren

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),[11] 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.[12]

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."[13]

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[14] 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.[15][16][17] 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.[18][19]

2005–2008: Red Bull

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 the he had extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for 2007 and would be teamed up with Mark Webber.[20]

Coulthard is as of November 2011 the highest-scoring British driver ever with 535 points, beating Nigel Mansell's previous record of 482 points. At the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix he also became the 8th member of Formula One's "200 Club",[21][22] 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.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25]

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."[26]

Helmet

Coulthard's helmet is blue with a white saltire on the top (resembling the Scottish flag) 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 stylized saltire in its sides as an homage to the late Colin McRae.

Post-Formula One

Coulthard made his DTM début at Hockenheim in 2010.

Race of Champions

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.[27]

BBC

From 2009, Coulthard has worked on the BBC's F1 coverage as an expert summariser (pundit).[28] From the 2011 season onwards he also became a co-commentator initially to Martin Brundle 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.[29]

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.[30]

DTM

In 2010, Coulthard competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, driving a 2008-spec Mercedes C-Class run by Mücke Motorsport.[31] 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.[32]

Coulthard was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[33]

Personal life

Coulthard has lived for some time in Monaco, and also owns homes in London, Belgium and Switzerland.[34] He owns several luxury hotels in Britain and is a former owner of the Columbus Hotel Monaco, which is located in Monaco's Fontvieille.[35]

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.[36] 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.[37]

Coulthard was involved in a four year relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour,[38] 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".[38] Coulthard and Minier had their first child, Dayton Minier Coulthard, on 20 November 2008 weighing 2.8 kilograms (6 lb 3 oz).[39] Karen and Dayton initially continued to live in Brussels,[40] before moving to Monaco with her daughter from a previous relationship.

The museum in his home village dedicated to Coulthard is currently independently run by local fan Wendy McKenzie, after previously being run by Coulthard's family. 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.[41] 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.[42] In 2008, Coulthard acted as best man at the wedding of Chris Hughes and actress/presenter Amanda Holden.[43]

Coulthard's second cousin, New Zealander Fabian Coulthard, is also a racing driver,[44] and has won several junior championships. He is currently racing in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series for Brad Jones Racing.

Coulthard also participates in philanthropic work as an ambassador for the spinal injuries charity Wings For Life.[45]

Racing record

Career summary

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesPolesWinsF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
1989Formula Ford 1600 Dunlop/Autosport ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1st
Formula Ford 1600 P&O Ferries Junior ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1st
Formula Ford Festival ?10001N/A3rd
1990Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries ?110102 ?5th
Formula Vauxhall Lotus ? ? ? ? ? ?804th
British Touring Car ChampionshipCook Racing10000433rd
1991British Formula ThreePaul Stewart Racing160508662nd
Macau Grand PrixPaul Stewart Racing10101N/A1st
Masters of Formula ThreePaul Stewart Racing10101N/A1st
Formula Three Fuji Cup ?110 ?1N/A2nd
1992International Formula 3000Paul Stewart Racing100012119th
Macau Grand PrixPaul Stewart Racing10000N/ANC
1993International Formula 3000Pacific Racing90124253rd
Formula OneWilliamsTest driver
Le Mans 24 Hours GT ClassTWR Jaguar Racing1N/ADSQ
1994International Formula 3000Vortex1000169th
Formula OneWilliams80021148th
1995Formula OneWilliams175128493rd
1996Formula OneMcLaren160002187th
1997Formula OneMcLaren170214363rd
1998Formula OneMcLaren163139563rd
1999Formula OneMcLaren160236484th
2000Formula OneMcLaren1723311733rd
2001Formula OneMcLaren1722310652nd
2002Formula OneMcLaren170116415th
2003Formula OneMcLaren160103517th
2004Formula OneMcLaren1800002410th
2005Formula OneRed Bull1900002412th
2006Formula OneRed Bull1800011413th
2007Formula OneRed Bull1700001410th
2008Formula OneRed Bull180001816th
2009Formula OneRed BullTest driver
2010Deutsche Tourenwagen MastersMücke Motorsport110010116th
2011Deutsche Tourenwagen MastersMücke Motorsport100010116th
2012Deutsche Tourenwagen MastersMücke Motorsport800001412th*

* Season in progress.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

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

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678910DCPoints
1992Paul Stewart RacingReynard/92DJuddSIL
7
PAU
Ret
CAT
8
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
7
SPA
4
ALB
7
NOG
3
MAG
3
9th11
1993Pacific RacingReynard/93DFord CosworthDON
13
SIL
2
PAU
2
PER
1
HOC
Ret
NÜR
7
SPA
3
MAG
Ret
NOG
Ret
3rd25
1994Vortex MotorsportReynard/94DFord CosworthSIL
2
PAU
CAT
PER
HOC
SPA
EST
MAG
9th6

Complete Formula One results

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

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678910111213141516171819WDCPoints
1994Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW16Renault RS6 3.5 V10BRAPACSMRMONESP
Ret
CAN
5
FRAGBR
5
8th14
Williams FW16BGER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
4
ITA
6
POR
2
EURJPNAUS
1995Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW17Renault RS7 3.0 V10BRA
2
ARG
Ret
SMR
4
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
3rd49
Williams FW17BPOR
1
EUR
3
PAC
2
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
1996Marlboro McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4/11Mercedes FO 110/3 3.0 V10AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
7
EUR
3
SMR
Ret
MON
2
ESP
Ret
CAN
4
FRA
6
7th18
McLaren MP4/11BGBR
5
GER
5
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
13
JPN
8
1997West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4/12Mercedes FO 110E 3.0 V10AUS
1
BRA
10
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
6
CAN
7
3rd36
Mercedes FO 110F 3.0 V10FRA
7
GBR
4
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
1
AUT
2
LUX
Ret
JPN
10
EUR
2
1998West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4/13Mercedes FO 110G 3.0 V10AUS
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
3rd56
1999West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4/14Mercedes FO 110H 3.0 V10AUS
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
4th48
2000West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4/15Mercedes FO 110J 3.0 V10AUS
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
3rd73
2001West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-16Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10AUS
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
2nd65
2002West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-17Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10AUS
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
5th41
2003West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-17DMercedes FO 110M/P 3.0 V10AUS
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
7th51
2004West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-19Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10AUS
8
MAL
6
BHR
Ret
SMR
12
ESP
10
MON
Ret
EUR
Ret
CAN
6
USA
7
10th24
McLaren MP4-19BFRA
6
GBR
7
GER
4
HUN
9
BEL
7
ITA
6
CHN
9
JPN
Ret
BRA
11
2005Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB1Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10AUS
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
12th24
2006Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB2Ferrari 056 2.4 V8BHR
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
13th14
2007Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB3Renault RS27 2.4 V8AUS
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
10th14
2008Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB4Renault RS27 2.4 V8AUS
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
16th8

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearClassNoTyresCarTeamCo-DriversLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1993GT50DJaguar XJ220
Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6
United Kingdom TWR Jaguar RacingDenmark John Nielsen
Australia David Brabham
306DSQDSQ

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

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

YearTeamCarClass12345678910111213Overall
Pos
PtsClass
Pos
1990Vauxhall MotorsportVauxhall CavalierClass BOUL
DON
THR
SIL
OUL
SIL
BRH
SNE
BRH
13
BIR
DON
THR
SIL
33rd421st

Complete DTM results

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

 Year TeamCar1234567891011 Pos.  Points 
2010Mücke MotorsportAMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008HOC1
12
VAL
13
LAU
Ret
NOR
13
NÜR
10
ZAN
12
BRH
12
OSC
14
HOC2
Ret
ADR
10
SHA
8
16th1
2011Mücke MotorsportAMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008HOC1
10
ZAN
16
SPL
9
LAU
13
NOR
8
NÜR
17
BRH
12
OSC
10
VAL
DSQ
HOC2
17
16th1
2012Mücke MotorsportAMG-Mercedes C-Klasse CoupeHOC1
8
LAU
12
BRH
15
SPL
Ret
NOR
5
NÜR
20
ZAN
Ret
OSC
Ret
VALHOC212th*14*

* Season in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
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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
Succeeded by
Ralf Schumacher
Awards and achievements
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Allan McNish
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1989
Succeeded by
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
Preceded by
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