Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
3
Points
2812
Penalty 35
Average Qualifying Position 6.6
Average finishing Position 7.6

biography

Engineer
Phil Keed
Origins
Burnley, England; July 28, 1982
Resides
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Partner, Becky
Outside of Racing
Fitness, cycling, family and friends
Personal Vehicle
Falcon FG X XR6
Follow Fabian Coulthard

Coulthard started his career in karts before moving into Formula Ford in New Zealand. A trip to the Australian Grand Prix support races at Albert Park in 2002 proved his worth, and he jetted to England to compete in Formula Renault.

Coulthard joined the Porsche Carrera Cup, finishing third and best rookie in 2004, then was crowned champ in 2005.

He signed to drive with Paul Morris Motorsports, sharing a car with Alan Gurr and Steve Ellery in 2006/2007.

In 2008 he linked with countryman Paul Cruickshank and an ex-Craig Lowndes BF Falcon and finished in the top 10 on six separate occasions.

In 2009 he returned with PCR and a brand new Triple Eight-built FG Falcon taking the car to his first-ever podium finish at Symmons Plains before moving across to Walkinshaw Racing in 2010 for two seasons, then joining BJR in 2012.

2013 proved to be a breakthrough year for Coulthard – two pole positions and 12 podium finishes. His sixth place finish in the drivers’ championship remains his career best.

Coulthard continued his momentum in 2014 scoring 24 top ten finishes, three pole positions and six podiums; 2015 was highlighted with his first win at a street circuit at the season opening Clipsal 500.

2017 is Coulthard’s second year at DJR Team Penske – he will be hunting for the team’s first win after earning a pole position last year at the season-opening Adelaide race and standing on the podium twice, at Phillip Island and Winton.  

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 2 2 2
Race 2 › 2 5 2
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 3 › 11 11 3
Race 4 › 6 1 2
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 5 › 2 1 1
Race 6 › 2 17 1
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 1 2 1
Race 8 › 5 7 1
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 5 3 1
Race 10 › 5 3 1
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 11 › 3 1 1
Race 12 › 4 4 1
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 13 › 9 10 3
Race 14 › 12 21 3
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 15 › 13 6 3
Race 16 › 4 5 3
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 17 › 4 1 3
Race 18 › 5 2 3
Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 19 › 6 5 3
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 20 › 7 3 1
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 21 › 16 19 1
Race 22 › 22 9 2
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 23 › 7 26 3
Race 24 › 8 5 3
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 ›
Race 25 › 2 2 3
Race 26 › 8 26 3

Vehicle detail

Ford Falcon FG-X
ENGINE:
Shell V-Power Racing Team

After a solid first year as a two-car operation, DJR Team Penske has again been bolstered behind the scenes, with
rising star Scott McLaughlin joining Fabian Coulthard to from an all-Kiwi driver line-up for 2017.

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