The best-of-three Grand Final of the Race of Champions (ROC) held last weekend in Barbados came down to a battle of Formula 1 drivers young and old. But in the end Coulthard’s experience proved to be enough to hold off Mercedes F1 reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein to become Champion of Champions for the very first time.
Coulthard had been in the ROC Grand Final once before, when he lost out by a slim margin to rally legend Sébastien Loeb at Wembley in 2008. This time he prevailed over his young German challenger, who can nonetheless be proud of his run to the Grand Final at the first attempt.
“We’ve had a fantastic week, never mind a fantastic race weekend. So huge thanks to all the wonderful people of Barbados for coming out – and of course to Fredrik Johnsson and his team at ROC. I’m retired so it’s lovely to get another trophy. But I think everyone can see that in Pascal we have a star for the future. He’s already signed up with Mercedes in Formula 1 as a reserve driver and winning races in the DTM so motor sport’s in good health with great young drivers like this.”
– David Coulthard