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Community Level 2F1Fever

F1Fever

Is he any good

Advantagesskillful, fast and able

Disadvantagesa little lacking in pace or aggression to pass backmarkers

"Born in Twynholm in Scotland, Coulthard began his driving career at 11/12 (1983), as most modern day drivers, in karts and was hugely sucessful, winning the Scottish Junior title in 1985 & the Scottish Open in 1988. His graduation to single seater racers followed in `89 with a debut championship in the Formula Ford 1600 junior class. This saw him win the first McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year prize and a chance to run in a Formula One car. ..." Read review
12.09.2001

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Community Level 3buzzplane

buzzplane

Good old Square Jaw

AdvantagesGood driver

Disadvantagesquestionable instinct

"Congratulations go out to David Coulthard for a lucky if not deserved win on Sunday. The Brazilian Grand Prix was his 10th win yet it seems a lot more. Recently, MacClaren team dominance has been lead by his team mate, Mika Hakkinen. This was demonstrated with two championship victories while Coulthard had to ride shotgun for the entire season. While unfair, it seems the way that most successful teams work today. This season the shoe is most ..." Read review
03.04.2001

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Community Level 1Mr_Trivia

Mr_Trivia

Failed Again

AdvantagesAlways is the second driver

DisadvantagesCan't drive on the edge without falling off

"...read an article in which David is once again hyping up his championship credentials for next year. Ron Dennis needs to inform David that before he can talk of winning a championship he needs to beat not only Michael Schumacher but also his teammate. I hold no reservations that had Hakkinen’s car been up to scratch in the reliability department he would have pushed Michael and with him obliterated David. I also firmly believe that David ..." Read review
19.10.2001

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Is this the year

AdvantagesFocus and ambition

DisadvantagesBeing held back by his team?

"After too long in Mika Hakinnen's shadow, this could be the year that Coulthard proves he is very near the top of the Formula 1 tree. After Hakinnen's bad luck and bad performances in the first few races of the year, McLaren must surely sieze the opportunity to get Coulthard the title. If they are honest, they know for sure that Schumacher is way too far ahead of Hakinnen to catch and they should use Hakinnen in the same was that Ferrari use Barichello. ..." Read review
30.05.2001

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Community Level 1jackiemoore

jackiemoore

World Champion maybe

AdvantagesGreat Driver, British and great personality

DisadvantagesNot focused, not calm and angry too much

"...job just a bit better David sorry to say. So the last 2 races he hasn't started from the grid position after stalling the car, to me this is a man that is pushing to hard and not staying cool. In the Monaco race we saw him punching his wheel and hands in the air, David trust me this action will never win a race. What I would like to see is the Coulthard that began the season, Focused and calm. Each race I watch David and say a small prayer that ..." Read review
01.06.2001

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Community Level 2diver233

diver233

Has David blown his chance

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"...been the best chance of David Coulthards career so far. Lets face it if it hadent been for Mikas bad luck DC would still be in the shadows. You only have to look back to his days at Williams to see that he is a Also Ran. At that time like now he was in the best car by far, but he did not have the skill or mental powers needed to beat his team mate & this was why he was dropped by williams. If DC does not soon take the bull by the horns I think not ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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Community Level 2skinheed87

skinheed87

Icon for Scotland

AdvantagesExcellent driving skills

DisadvantagesToo cocky and not nearly as nice a guy as Mika

"David the Braveheart! I had to give David this title as he sort of is! As far as my fave drivers go David is right up there! When I first started watching F1 (which is probably when I was born!) I didn’t notice David in his blue Williams Renault. But I was wrong in ignoring him. *Profile* Date of Birth : 27th March 1971 Place of Birth : Twynholm, Scotland Lives in : Monte Carlo (Monaco) Hobbies : Running, Cinema and Golf Fave Music ..." Read review
04.05.2001

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Community Level 4crowbar2000

crowbar2000

Coilthard - The best british driver!

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"David Coulthard should be the F1 world champion this year. He has been more consistant that Mika and has been let down from his team. Ron Denis is biast towards Mika and puts all the teams attention in Mikas corner. If the McLaren team gave equal attention to both drivers, David would be 2 times world champion and heading towards his third. If David is given a fair chance he could be equal to or even better than the German, Michael. Ron ..." Read review
19.09.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Its all over for David

AdvantagesNice

DisadvantagesToo nice

"...have come through taking chances. David has not taken his but Mika has. Michael again shows that the ferarri does not have what it takes in a straight dog fight. In Spa, Michael drove the wheels off the ferarri and it showed. Hakkinen conserved his tires and was able to shoot past on the straight courtesy of Zonta. im sorry but David will forever be the bridesmaid and never the finnish Bride. ..." Read review
01.09.2000

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Community Level 2petty

petty

David "YOUR DA MAN" Coulthard

AdvantagesFearless

DisadvantagesYou tell him that !! - if you dare

"...uno Mr Mika Hakkinan. David definately has the bit between his teeth and is chomping at the bit. Ferrari betta watch the wing mirror if he's behind and they can only watch the dust as he pulls away. David not only wants to win, he deserves to win, after playing second fiddle to Mikka last year, which Mclaren denied, i think its his year. GO ON DAVE !!! ..." Read review
06.07.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Its on a plate but Mika is eating it!!

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DisadvantagesNone

"Divvy David! It was all sitting out there in front of him. All he had to do was win a couple more events to claw up to Scumacher. Yet fe let the cheating finn get past him and now its wide open. He expects Mika to let him win and take the championship by default? Its not gonna happen David. He needs to adopt a new approach of no more mister nice guy with everyone. Put his team mate down where he belongs. Instead he sits there, smiling like nothing ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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Community Level 3diceman

diceman

Never beat Schuey

Advantagesbest car

Disadvantagesstill wont win

"...people are actually saying that David Coulthard has a chance of winning the title, who are they kidding. Michael Schumacher is and always will be the best driver in formula one and will walk away with the title this year. The only reason David Coulthard is only twelve points behind Schuey is because in recent races the seemingly ever reliable Ferrari car has had a few problems. Also the Ferrari is not as quick as the Mclaren which shows Schueys driving ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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Community Level 1forestfire

forestfire

scottish wizard

Advantagesbritish

Disadvantagesnon

"well what can we say david is the most talented driver to come out of scotland ever which is great to see i am so glad that is talent is really showing through this year i even think he can win the championship this year and when he does we will all be pround to be british after damon there has not been alot of hope for us but this could all change so come on david do it for us aqnd the british people we are all behind you and cheer you on every race ..." Read review
25.07.2000

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Community Level 2mintboy

mintboy

All hail block head

AdvantagesHakkinen fails

Disadvantageshe's got a block head

"OK, so David Coulthard is a very talented driver, up until this season I was reluctant to admit this. Having now given poor old block head some credit I go on to wonder why is he no.2 in the McLaren set-up. Given a proper chance to drive DC is better than the sweaty Finn anyday. Hakkinenmaybe the currant World Champion but the reason for this is 1) Schumacher with a broken leg lost a number of races through injury 2) He was ahead of Coulthard ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 1eckoko

eckoko

DC: The best!

AdvantagesBrilliant driver, stands up to and fights back at people, particularly that idiot Schumacher.

DisadvantagesTook a back seat(if you like) for a few years to Mika, didn't seem to try his best but probably due to team orders

"DAVID COULTHARD - THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER! I think that D.C. is a brilliant F1 driver and deserves to win this years world championship. Mika has already won it and besides after last seasons very unprofessional antics from Mika when things went wrong - throwing strops etc he doesn't really deserve to win it again, does he? As for M.Scumacher, well I know he's a good driver but 1. he's German, and 2. his overly agressive antics on the circuit(running ..." Read review
14.07.2000

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