David Coulthard has been elected as president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club.
Coulthard became a member of the BRDC back in 1989, during the early stages of what would turn out to be a highly successful career in motor racing.
With a membership of only 850, the BRDC is made up of “the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth” who have “achieved at the highest levels of the sport, or made a significant contribution to enable others to do so”.
“I and my fellow Board Members are delighted to welcome David Coulthard as President of the BRDC,” said John Grant, Chairman of the BRDC.
Coulthard won 13 Grands Prix during his Formula 1 career, representing the Williams, McLaren and Red Bull teams, and now works as a television commentator and pundit, providing expert analysis on the sport.
He initially made his mark in Formula 3 and F3000 on Avon Tyres, which is a Cooper Tires brand – and is now an ambassador for the manufacturer, including its ultra-high performance (UHP) range.
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