510 hp and a 13-time Grand Prix champion.
David Coulthard, what car are you driving at the moment? “The last car I bought myself was a Smart Fortwo BRABUS. It’s practical, easy to park and perfect for taking my six-year-old son to school in. I still have the light blue Mercedes SL280 that was all I could afford back when I was a young racing driver and there’s a Mercedes M-Class at my holiday home in Switzerland. It’s eight years old now and I don’t see any reason to upgrade. Everything still works.”
So, there’s no place for fun cars in this pragmatic private fleet? “I am one of the few people who have had the privilege of driving in Formula One. F1 is the Premier League, which is why driving fast on public roads is no fun for me. I’d need to have a private racetrack in my backyard to drive like that. But I live in Monaco, so that’s why I drive a Smart.”