David Coulthard's sister Lynsay has been found dead in her home

The younger sister of former Grand Prix winner David Coulthard has been found dead in her home in Scotland, police have confirmed today.

The body of thirty-five year-old Lynsay Jackson was found in her home in the village of Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, on Saturday morning.

"Our inquiries into her death are ongoing at this time, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal," a statement from the Dumfries and Galloway Police reads..

Mrs Jackson previously ran the David Coulthard Museum and fan club in his birth town of Twynholm. More recently, she married her husband and gave birth to their daughter just eight months ago.

It is understood that Coulthard had the new broken to him shortly after an appearance on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen cooking show, according to a report on the BBC’s official news website. Her parents are said to be flying back to Scotland immediately from their holiday in Australia.

Coulthard raced in 246 Grands Prix between 1994 and 2007 for the Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing teams, winning thirteen races in total. Post-F1, he raced in the DTM championship and has since joined the BBC’s F1 commentary line-up.

The RichardsF1.com team extends its condolences to the Coulthard and Jackson families.

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