Fabian Coulthard Bio
British-Born, New Zealand raised, Fabian 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 then joined the Porsche Carrera Cup, finishing third as the best rookie in 2004, before he 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 Coulthard linked with countryman Paul Cruickshank and his PCR team driving an ex-Craig Lowndes BF Falcon and finished in the top 10 on six separate occasions.
Coulthard returned with the PCR team in 2009 driving a brand new Triple Eight-built FG Falcon and he took the car to his first-ever podium finish at Symmons Plains before moving across to Walkinshaw Racing in 2010 for two seasons. For the 2012 season, Coulthard joined Brad Jones Racing (BJR).
Coulthard enjoyed a breakout season – producing two pole positions and 12 podium finishes for BJR. His sixth place finish in the drivers' championship marked his best at that point in his carerr. Coulthard continued his momentum in 2014 as he scored 24 top-10 finishes, three pole positions and six podiums; while 2015 was highlighted with his first win at a street circuit at the season opening Clipsal 500.
For 2016, Coulthard joined DJR Team Penske in what was expected to be a development year. It was in 2017 - Coulthard's second year at DJR Team Penske – where everything came together. He won early and led the championship standings before posting four wins overall on the year. He earned a third-place series finish in the championship standings, while establishing a new best career results.
For 2018, Coulthard returns to DJR Team Penske, once again racing the No. 12 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Falcon as he will battle for the driver’s title and try to defend the overall series team championship this season.
Coulthard Career Highlights:
- 2001 New Zealand Formula Ford
- 2002 Alan Jones Trophy Winner at Australia Grand Prix
- 2003 British Formula Renault (alongside Lewis Hamilton) at Manor Motorsport
- 2004 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Rookie of the Year
- 2005 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Champion