F1 legend Coulthard graces Festival of Motoring
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MERCEDES-Benz will host Formula One 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, at the opening of the Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Race Track, north of Johannesburg, on August 31.
Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars, expresses delight in welcoming Coulthard, who is also member of the Mercedes-AMG family, to their AMG Performance Tour at the inaugural Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami race track.
“As a fair sportsman and well-liked personality, David is perfectly suited to represent AMG, a brand with a rich motorsport history of almost 50 years,” says Govender.
“As a Formula one race winner, former DTM driver and one of the leading F1 broadcasters in the world, David Coulthard has extensive know-how which makes him an extremely knowledgeable partner for the engineers when configuring new AMG high-performance models,” adds Govender.
Coulthard began his career in kart racing, becoming Scottish Junior Kart Champion from 1983 to 1985. Absolving various stages in Formula racing, he joined the Williams Formula 1 team in 1994.
In 1995, David Coulthard achieved third place in the Formula 1 World Championship. At the start of the 1996 season he moved to McLaren Mercedes, becoming a team colleague of Mika Häkkinen.
In 2001 he became runner up of World Champion ship behind Michael Schumacher. From 2005 to 2008 he drove for Red Bull Racing, ending his Formula 1 career in 2008. Between 1994 and 2008 David Coulthard competed in a total of 246 Grand Prix races, 150 of them for McLaren-Mercedes, achieving 13 victories of which 12 were for McLaren-Mercedes.
– CAJ News
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