David Coulthard MBE Retired F1 driver David Coulthard has been bestowed a Member of the Order of the British Empire honour by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, it has been announced.

The 39-year-old Scot competed in 246 Grands Prix between 1994 and 2008 for the likes of Williams, McLaren and Red Bull, achieving 13 wins, 62 podium finishes, 12 pole positions, 18 fastest laps and 535 championship points – a record for a British driver. He finished runner-up in the 2001 World Championship.

Coulthard now acts as a Red Bull advisor and pundit for the BBC F1 commentary team on top of competing in his maiden season in the DTM championship for Mercedes-Benz.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.