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Coulthard awarded MBE

David Coulthard made Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Former F1 driver and BBC sport pundit David Coulthard has picked up an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Coulthard competed in F1 from 1994-2004, racing for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing. The Scot won 13 grand's prix during his career and scored more points than any other British driver. He never won the F1 drivers' title, but was runner-up in 2001 and third in the standings in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000.

DC now races in the DTM with Mercedes, something he combines with his television commitments with the BBC.

"I'm delighted to receive this for my contribution to motorsports," Coulthard told BBC Sport "A big thank you to all those who have helped me. My family, Frank Williams for giving me the first opportunity in F1, Jackie Stewart for his guidance before that.

"Ron Dennis, of course, through my McLaren years, Dieter Mateschitz of Red Bull towards the end of my career and the whole motorsports community because the platform of motor racing has given me this opportunity, so thank you to all," he summed-up.

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June 12, 2010 8:04 PM

WHY ? was he a champ NO. come 2nd most of his race life(at best)..if hes a real man he will so no thanks old girl give it to someone whos worked hard all there life and paid uk taxes ..

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