DC’s F1 collection heads south

Formula One ace David Coulthard will mark his retirement from grand prix racing by displaying the entire contents of his personal museum at this weekend’s Autosport International in Birmingham.

The Scot, who retired from F1 at the end of 2008 and will be part of the BBC team televising this season’s racing, has had the display transported lock, stock and barrel from its permanent museum in his home town of Twynholm.

The collection includes the first 100cc Premier Kart in which he won the Scottish Junior Championship in 1983/84, his 1991 Paul Stewart Racing Formula 3 car, as well as 1993 Pacific Racing Reynard 93D he drove immediately before switching to F1.

but pride of place goes to the Williams FW17 in which the Scot won his first F1 race, the 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix.

And as well as a replica of the 2000 McLaren MP4/15 in which he won the British, Monaco and French GPs, the 2007 Red Bull Racing car which was third in Monaco will also be included in the comprehensive display.

“There’s also lots of trophies – some are original, some are replicas, depending on whom I was driving for at the time,” Coulthard — who claimed 13 wins, 62 podiums and scored 535 world championship points in his 246 grands prix — said.

“We’ve also brought down race suits from every year, plus helmets. In fact for a wee, sleepy village, I think it’s quite a nice collection!”


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