David Coulthard’s final F1 race special Red Bull paint scheme in pictures

All the F1 drivers (well, nearly) turned out to see Coulthard\'s one-off car

All the F1 drivers (well, nearly) turned out to see Coulthard's one-off car

David Coulthard will race in a special livery to celebrate his final F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend as was tipped here by Becken yesterday.

Here is a collection of photographs of the one-off paint scheme his Red Bull will sport.

Only Coulthard’s Red Bull will carry the special colour scheme. Ordinarily the F1 rules require cars to appear in very similar paint schemes, but after obtaining the approval of all the teams Coulthard was granted a dispensation.

The paint scheme is also to raise money for the Red Bull-backed Wings for Life charity. Last year both Red Bulls raced at Silverstone in a livery composed of thousands of photographs of the team’s fans, also to support Wings for Life.

Coulthard said:

I dedicate my last race to the vision of making paraplegia curable.

David Coulthard?s last F1 race

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30 comments on David Coulthard’s final F1 race special Red Bull paint scheme in pictures

  1. thanksDC said on 30th October 2008, 19:08

    Thats very gracious of everyone – proves that goodwill still exists in F1.

    All the best DC – get yerself on the podium will be cheering you on

  2. ajokay said on 30th October 2008, 19:09

    I’d love for the ‘one-team, one-livery’ rule to be dropped in F1. I was looking forward to the two BAR designs in 1999 before the FIA slammed the hammer down.

    I love a new livery, this one seems pretty slick.

  3. That is soo great for DC, he is a true gentleman of formula 1 and will be greatly missed. He deserves to have a big celebration in his final race and I wish him all the best for the future.

  4. David said on 30th October 2008, 19:53

    shame nelson couldnt be bothered

  5. Leslie said on 30th October 2008, 20:58

    Perhaps Nelson was looking for a drive somewhere else!

  6. Thank god there are still thoughtful people in F1. Thanks for the memories coulthard.

  7. Wesley said on 30th October 2008, 21:22

    Good luck D.C. and thanks!

    Keith,thanks for the pics…..do you have a larger pic of all the drivers together,I love that shot.

  8. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 30th October 2008, 21:40

    Wesley – yep, just added one.

  9. I like the new paint job! they should use it all the time!

  10. beneboy said on 30th October 2008, 22:04

    It’s a nice looking car.

    Good of Coulthard to continue to promote Wings For Life & in such a high profile way at his last GP, shows he’s still one of the good guys.

    Good of the teams to agree to it too, nice to see some cooperation from them.

    Wouldn’t want it to be permanent, I think the Red Bulls are some of the best looking cars on the grid, it’s a good one off though.

  11. Terry Fabulous said on 30th October 2008, 22:32

    No Nelson Piquet Jnr
    No Jarno Trulli and
    No Sebastien or Sebastian.

    And how big is Sutil compared to little Nick and Felipe!

  12. Wesley said on 30th October 2008, 23:08

    Thanks for that Keith!

    @ Terry Fab….the the two Sebs showed late,they are in the pics on Red Bulls site.

  13. Who’s standing next to Alonso btw :-?

  14. It’s entirely fitting and typical of DC that he uses his last race to help others.

    I know there is prolly some stupid FIA rule about it, but it would be nice if DC could join in on the podium celebrations for his last race – providing he doesn’t make the podium on merit of course.

  15. Tood Good – I can’t enlarge the pic, but I’m pretty sure that is De La Rosa next to Alonso

  16. Pink P – There was pun intended in that question, given the entire PDLR Alonso testing stories around Data fed by Stepney :P

    Biggest Help the Scot can provide to his fellow drivers is not to get tangled up in his last race. Of course If I was in his place, the very prospect of facing Louise G would dissuade me from taking rash choices on track. In his defence I can say , DC has been innocent victim in all the crashes this year, All the drivers were on secret mission for Louise Goodman :ROFL:

    So much for joke – Best wishes to DC!!!!

  17. the limit said on 31st October 2008, 1:59

    Lets just hope the car doesn’t end in the wall or in the kitty litter. All the best David, its been emotional.

  18. keepF1technical said on 31st October 2008, 7:12

    also lets hope Rubens isn’t in his last race (and at home) because he too would deserve this kind of treatment.

  19. anirudh said on 31st October 2008, 7:17

    miss you DC!

  20. Yeah, DC will be the sportsman to the end – expect a typically nausiating report from Louise Goodman on ITV!
    It’s a real shame the teams are not allowed more variations of their colours throughout the year. If they are happy with ‘one offs’, why can’t they agree to the next step?

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