Coulthard Insights

In a 14-year driving career with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull David Coulthard established himself as one of the greatest talents of his generation, winning 13 Grands Prix. Now a respected pundit for the BBC and The Daily Telegraph, DC has the inside track on all things F1 and will be providing regular insight here in his role as UBS ambassador.

Coulthard on embracing fear

Posted on November 28, 2014

While risk and racing have always gone hand in hand, racing drivers are far from the adrenalin seeking mavericks they are sometimes portrayed as. From wheel to wheel racing at speeds in excess of 200mph to the intricacies of car set up, every decision is precisely calculated. The fear of getting it wrong and making a mistake is what drives them to the pursuit of perfection.  In this moving film 13 time Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard talks about his personal experiences of racing on the limit.

Coulthard on calling time

Posted on November 04, 2014

After 15 years as a racing driver David Coulthard decided to end his Formula One career in 2008. Hear why David chose to retire despite having the option to continue racing and why he felt so strongly about bringing the next generation of racers through, even though it would be at his expense. 

This is David’s story on when and why to call time on your career. 

Is a cost cap the solution?

Posted on November 03, 2014

David Coulthard on whether a cost cap is the solution

Demise of small independent teams is sad but it's a reality of Formula One in its current form, with revenues split so unequally.

Ban on team radio 'coaching' won't change much.

Posted on September 29, 2014

David Coulthard on why the ban on team radio 'coaching' won't change much.

The controversy over the ban on driver coaching via team radio has ignited plenty of debate but don't expect it to shake up the grid.

Coulthard on Monza 1995

Posted on September 4, 2014

Watch David Coulthard  speak openly about Monza 1995 and how he recovered from his mistake.

Mercedes is showing the way forward for F1

Posted on August 20, 2014

Mercedes is showing the way forward for F1

Declining audiences have led to fears that F1 has lost its way but sport is in good shape as long as it listens to its fans, stays true to itself and allows its protagonists to race freely

Coulthard on team orders

Posted on July 8, 2014

Watch David Coulthard's first-hand insights on the team order he received at European Grand Prix in Jerez '97.

New contract a win-win for Newey and Red Bull

Posted on June 13, 2014

David Coulthard Insights: New contract a win-win for Newey and Red Bull.

It has been clear for some time that Adrian needed a break from F1. This way Red Bull get to keep his experience on tap, and keep him out of the clutches of their rivals.

The Monaco Grand Prix

Posted on May 20, 2014

Watch David Coulthard's insights on the Monaco Grand Prix, which is known as the jewel in the crown of Formula 1.

Ferrari and McLaren still searching for that elusive formula

Posted on May 19, 2014

David Coulthard on Ferrari and McLaren still searching for that elusive formula.

The two biggest names in Formula One cannot buy a win at the moment but success in F1 is cyclical. Once all the building blocks are in place, their turn will come again.

David Coulthard's memories of Ayrton Senna

Published on May 1

F1's new era still has weighty issues

Posted on April 14, 2014

David Coulthard on why weight does matter.

Bahrain was a brilliant race but let's not get carried away. The new technology is still not quite there yet, with the knock-on effect on driver weight a serious concern.

The silence of the new era is deafening

Posted on March 21, 2014

While there was much to admire about the new regulations at the first race in Melbourne, one aspect left me cold: the rather muted sound produced by the 2014 machines. We must listen to our consumers.

Can Red Bull fight back?

Posted on March 11,  2014

After a difficult winter, the reigning champions appear to be staring down the barrel. But a week is a long time in Formula One. There is still plenty of time for Red Bull - if they work together.