David Coulthard MBE is supporting motorsport based reminiscence activities to help tackle dementia, depression and isolation in older people.
DC, who is an intergral member of the BBC F1 team, was a multiple winner of the British Grand Prix and the highest scoring British F1 driver of all time, became a supporter on hearing of the positive impact the Sporting Memories Network's innovative work is having. You can read David`s memory of his favourite F1 victory on the Replay Motorsport site
"When I think back across my own career, I have great memories of circuits, races and the drivers I competed against. The rich history of the sport and the passion fans hold for their favourite drivers and teams should make for some great stories and discussions. I'm looking forward to seeing the fans' memories being added to the Replay Motorsport website.
DC looked back at his own career in a thirty minute interview that was produced by Mario Muth of Shakefree. Our sincere thanks go to Mario for permission to use this terrific film
DC dominated Britain's junior Formula Ford categories in 1989 and became the first ever recipient of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for young drivers. In 1991 he fought a titanic battle with future Formula 1 rival Rubens Barrichello for the British Formula 3 Championship, and won the prestigious Macau F3 Grand Prix.
He joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a test driver in 1993, and after competing in eight grands prix for the team in the 1994 season he became a full-time F1 driver in 1995. That year he won the Portuguese Grand Prix and finished third in the championship.
After moving to McLaren, David took his new team's first win in three seasons at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix. In all, he scored 12 of his 13 grand prix wins and 51 of his 62 podium finishes with McLaren, and, after supporting team-mate Mika Häkkinen to the drivers' championship in 1998 and '99, he finished runner-up to Michael Schumacher in 2001. In 2005 David moved to the newly formed Red Bull Racing team.
By the time he retired from driving, in 2008, he had notched up 535 points, making him the highest scoring British driver of all time. David stayed on as a consultant to Red Bull and also acts as an ambassador for Mercedes-Benz.
Visit DC's official website here : www.davidcoulthard.co.uk
The David Coulthard Museum, based in Twynholm, Scotland has without doubt the world's most complete collection of memorabilia for any F1 driver, past or present, with informative museum tours, great home made cooking & snacks and of course a friendly welcome. More details at : www.dcmuseum.co.uk