F1 driver David Coulthard to retire

SILVERSTONE, England, July 3 (UPI) -- Formula One race car driver David Coulthard announced Thursday that he will retire following the 2008 season.

Robert Kubica wins latest Formula 1 race

MONTREAL, June 8 (UPI) -- Robert Kubica won Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Canada auto race in Montreal.

Hamilton wins Formula One season opener

MELBOURNE, March 16 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix auto race in Melbourne.

Hamilton wins the Japanese Grand Prix

OYAMA, Japan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Rookie Lewis Hamilton overcame rain, fog and the field to win Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan.

Massa wins the Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 13 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa Sunday captured the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, Spain.

Button captures the Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jenson Button, driving a Honda, Sunday won the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix auto race on a rainy day in Budapest.

Schumacher wins the U.S. Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher captured Sunday's United States Grand Prix Formula One race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Alonso wins the Monaco Grand Prix

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 28 (UPI) -- Spain's Fernando Alonso was Sunday's winner of the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Alonso takes Formula One race

HOCKENHEIM, July 24 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso won Sunday's German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim Ring in Germany. His No. 5 Renault crossed the finish line 22.569 seconds ahead of runner-up Ju

Raikkonen wins F1 race in Montreal

MONTREAL, June 13 (UPI) -- Finland's Kimi Raikkonen avoided car trouble Sunday to win the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Alfonso wins latest F1 race

NURBURG, Germany, May 29 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso won the European Grand Prix Formula One race in Nurburg, Germany Sunday as race leader Kimi Raikkonen crashed on the final lap.

Raikkonen wins Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 8 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix Sunday when he finished 27.6 seconds ahead of second place Fernando Alonso.

Alonso gets second straight F1 win

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 3 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso of Spain got his second consecutive Formula One win Sunday in the Bahrain Grand Prix as he finished 13.409 seconds ahead of Jarno Trulli.

Fisichella wins first Formula One race

MELBOURNE, March 5 (UPI) -- Giancarlo Fisichella won the first race of the 2005 Formula One season Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, finishing 5.5 seconds ahead of Rubens Barrichello.

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David Coulthard
Red Bull Formula One driver David Coulthard during the first day of practice in Bahrain on Friday April 13, 2007. The Bahrain Grand Prix Grand Prix will be held on Sunday April 15 and will feature 11 teams and 22 drivers. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, (born 27 March 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland) is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. By virtue of a long career he has amassed a notable points haul, and lies seventh on the all-time scorers list, being the top British scorer. He has won thirteen grands prix, including two at Monaco.

Coulthard began karting at an early age, graduating to Formula Ford in 1989. He won the first ever McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year award. In 1990, he suffered a broken leg at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, but came back the following year to win Formula Three races at Zandvoort, Netherlands and Macau, China. In 1992, he raced in the Formula 3000 series, finishing ninth, and in 1993 he improved to third overall.

In 1993, Coulthard became test driver for the world champion Formula One team Williams-Renault and played an important role in advancing the car's technology. For 1994 he stayed with Williams as tester, but following Ayrton Senna's tragic death at Imola, he was promoted to the race team alongside Damon Hill for the Spanish Grand Prix. He spent much of the season driving the second car, but had to step aside for ex-champion Nigel Mansell on four occasions. Renault were keen to have a big name in the second Williams, and Mansell, at that time reigning Indycar champion, fitted the bill. Coulthard showed flashes of speed, but errors and bad luck saw him take just one podium, a second-place finish at Estoril. For the last three races he had to sit back and watch Mansell take his place, but it was he, and not Mansell, who would race for Williams full-time in 1995.

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