David Coulthard keynote speaker
David Coulthard keynote speaker

David Coulthard

Formula One Legend

Speaker Themes

  • High Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Safety and Risk Management (including Health & Safety)
  • Data-driven performance, Digitalisation and Analytics
  • Driving Innovation Cultures
  • Developing Winning Behaviours
  • Managing Change and Transformation

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David Coulthard enjoyed a long and spectacular career as a Formula One driver, during which he drove for three of the most successful teams in the history of the sport – Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing.

When he retired from F1 at the end of 2008, he held the record for being the highest points-scoring British Formula One driver of all time.

Winner of 13 Grands Prix, including twice winner of both the British and Monaco Grands Prix, David achieved a remarkable 62 podium finishes, racing against world-class competition including Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

David played a key role in helping McLaren win the Formula One World Championships for Constructors in 1998, with the team also finishing 2nd in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He also finished 2nd in the 2001 Formula One World Championship for Drivers behind the dominant Schumacher/Ferrari partnership, and was 3rd in the World Championship on no fewer than four occasions.

A founding member of the Red Bull Racing team in 2005, David brought the team its first podium finish in 2006 in Monaco, and was instrumental in developing it into a 4-times World Championship winning team between 2010 and 2013.

Since retiring as an F1 driver, David has continued working with Red Bull Racing, driving its cars in promotional events all over the world. He has also remained a brand ambassador for leading companies including Mercedes-Benz, UBS Bank, Red Bull, IWC, Cooper Tires, Transcal and Heineken.

He has established a successful second career as a world-class broadcaster and commentator, initially with BBC Television and more recently at Channel 4, for which David’s production company ‘Whisper Films’ produces the television coverage of Formula One in the UK. Outside Formula One, David has been a successful entrepreneur, investing in a range of thriving businesses.

In 2018, David published The Winning Formula: Leadership, Strategy and Motivation the F1 Way. 

For more information on David Coulthard’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com.


With fascinating insights and anecdotes from the frontline of the most elite and high-pressure sport there is, David both entertains his audiences, and provides practical guidance on how they can push themselves to the next level. He is excellent in both a speech and “in conversation” format, and is happy to sign autographs, pose for pictures and conduct media interviews.

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