Lunch with David Coulthard at the London Sporting Club

Lunch with David Coulthard at the London Sporting Club

In the week of the British Grand Prix the London Sporting Club hosted former F1 star David Coulthard at our monthly lunch yesterday in Mayfair in front of the usual array of members and other sporting stars. DC was on tremendous form, whether revealing funny anecdotes of his time in the sport or being incredibly honest and frank about some of the low points he experienced. This was the man who took over at Williams after Ayrton Senna passed away and who also survived a plane crash when both pilots died. After 13 Grands Prix wins, including twice at Silverstone and twice also at Monaco Coulthard, now Channel 4's F1 co-commentator, declared he was happy with his lot and praised the London Sporting Club for organising such an impressive yet intimate function. The LSC were also treated to cameos from England cricket legend David Gower, England opening batsman Nick Compton, triple Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed, former 400m Olympic bronze and Commonwealth gold medallist Jenny Stoute and Paralympic Gold Medallist David Smith. As a bonus young sporting impressionist Josh Berry treated us to some hilarious words of wisdom from John McEnroe, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker. Yet the star of the show was David Coulthard who, even when being self-deprecating, proved himself to be a hugely impressive individual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paralympic champion David Smith brings the house down with his incredible story 

England cricket legend David Gower entertains us during the lunch 

London Sporting Club Members enjoying their lunch

England cricketer Nick Compton says hello to David Coulthard 

David Coulthard in full flow

Lunch guests enjoying the big interview

Triple Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed with David Coulthard

Former Olympic 400m athlete Jenny Stoute in conversation with LSC chairman Ian Stafford