Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
7
Points
1560
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 8.6
Average finishing Position 9.4

biography

Date of birth
28/07/1982 (Age 38)
Place of birth
Burnley, England
Lives
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Partner, Becky. Twins Mackenzie and Carter born October 2017
Outside of Racing
Fitness, cycling, family and friends
Personal Vehicle
Ford Ranger Raptor
Engineer
Mark Fenning
Follow Fabian Coulthard

Shell V-Power Racing stalwart Fabian Coulthard’s road to Supercars title contender started in karts and Formula Ford in New Zealand.

A trip to the Australian Grand Prix support races at Albert Park in 2002 proved his worth, and he then jetted to England to compete in Formula Renault.

Coulthard’s return to Australia came in 2004 in Porsche Carrera Cup with Greg Murphy Racing, finishing third as the best rookie and winning the title the following year.

After a pair of Supercars enduro campaigns with Tasman Motorsport, he signed to drive with Paul Morris Motorsports, sharing a car with Alan Gurr and Steve Ellery across 2006 and ’07.

The next two seasons with countryman Paul Cruickshank’s eponymous outfit gave Coulthard’s career renewed momentum.

In 2008 he finished in the top 10 on six occasions, before a switch to a new FG Falcon for ’09 included his first two Supercars podiums.

A pair of trying years with Walkinshaw Racing – including a frightening Bathurst rollover – was followed by a move to Brad Jones Racing in 2012 and a breakthrough ’13, when Coulthard claimed his maiden race wins and sixth in the championship.

Coulthard grabbed victories in his next two seasons with BJR and was then signed by emerging powerhouse DJR Team Penske for 2016.

He outscored teammate Scott Pye and then held the upper hand over new colleague Scott McLaughlin for much of 2017, leading the championship deep into the season before having to settle for third.

Besides a Winton win, 2018 was much tougher, the English-born Kiwi slipping to ninth in the standings as McLaughlin soared to the championship.

He rebounded with an excellent first half in 2019 to secure a DJRTP contract extension before a largely forgettable second half marred by the Bathurst ‘go-slow’ controversy.

But a pair of Newcastle podiums gave Coulthard a timely injection of confidence to take into the summer break and he’ll again at the very least play a vital role in the Ford powerhouse’s teams’ championship hopes.

latest News

Coulthard’s point to prove at the Mountain

Shell veteran hoping this will be his year in the Great Race
1 Day ago

Coulthard answers critics with Bend form

‘You have got to remember that he has been flogging everybody, not just myself’
21/09/2020

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 11 10 10
Race 2 › 6 9 9
BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 10 10 10
Race 8 › 4 15 10
Race 9 › 7 NC 13
Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 6 7 11
Race 11 › 5 2 10
Race 12 › 13 13 11
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 13 › 3 6 10
Race 14 › 2 3 10
Race 15 › 6 5 9
CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 14 10 10
Race 17 › 6 4 8
Race 18 › 16 11 9
NTI Townsville SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 6 4 7
Race 20 › 15 15 8
Race 21 › 16 17 9
Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint ›
Race 22 › 12 7 7
Race 23 › 16 20 8
Race 24 › 14 8 7
Repco SuperSprint The Bend ›
Race 25 › 5 1 7
Race 26 › 4 4 7
Race 27 › 4 2 6
OTR SuperSprint The Bend ›
Race 28 › 15 9 6
Race 29 › 2 NC 7
Race 30 › 5 8 7

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Shell V-Power Racing Team

DJR Team Penske has established itself as a powerhouse of the sport in the past three years.

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