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Karen Minier

Karen Minier

Karen Minier is a former Belgian television presenter. However, she came into the limelight as a celebrity wife of British Formula One racing driver David Coulthard.

Karen Minier was born on 22nd March 1973 in Charleroi, U.S.A. By nationality, she is Belgian and belongs to a white ethnical background. Regarding her education, Karen studied at the Free University of Brussels.

From there she completed her journalism. Right after her graduation, she signed for a modeling agency.


Karen Minier signed to a modeling agency & worked as a model. She worked for the 2003/4 seasons for the French TF1 show F1 in one. In the show, she worked as a host & take an interview with F1 divers on Teva in 2005. In 2006, Karen was cast in the Rally du Princess & won a stage.

Belgian television presenter, Karen Minier
Caption: Belgian television presenter, Karen Minier (Photo: Pinterest )

Also, she has worked with the Dominique Models Agency. She was cast in the Children of the TV in 2006. In the show, she worked with Arthur. After the birth of her son with her husband, she left the job.

Who is Her Husband?

Karen Minier’s husband David Coulthard is a former erstwhile British Formula One racing driver. As of now, he is a commentator, presenter, and journalist. He was born on March 27, 1971, in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He is from a family with a car racing background. His father was also into karting and became Scottish National Champion.

Karen Minier's husband David Coulthard
Caption: Karen Minier’s husband David Coulthard (Photo: Red Bull )

At an early age, Coulthard was interested in motorsport. He studied at Kirkcudbright Academy. There he garnered eight O Grades. On his eleventh birthday, his father gives him a kart as a gift. Likewise, he participated in the Scottish Junior Kart Championship & he won the match.

Her Husband’s Career

David Coulthard was born in a family of racers. His grandfather and father were both professional car racers. His grandfather was a participant in the Monte Carlo Rally. While his father Ducan Coulthard was a kart racing driver also the Scottish National Champion.

Since his childhood, David was interested in motorsport. His role models were non-other than Formula One World Champions Nigel Mansell, Jim Clark, and Alain Prost. His father gifted him a kart on his eleventh birthday. He then went on to participate and won his first championship at the Scottish Junior Kart Championship.

David Coulthard during his early karting days
Caption: David Coulthard during his early karting days (Photo: the Scottish sun )

Later he won several other championships like the Scottish Kart Championship and Cumbria Kart Racing Club Championship. In the year 1989, David competed and won the British Formula Ford Championship. He then received the Autosport Young Driver of the Year award that helped him in making his way to McLaren Formula One car.

James later joined Paul Stewart Racing in the year 1991. During that time, he went on to participate in the British Formula 3 series and won five races. The same year, he won the Macau Grand Prix and the Masters of Formula Three.

David Coulthard at Macau Grand Prix
Caption: David Coulthard at Macau Grand Prix (Photo: Twitter )

He also achieved the second position in the annual Formula Three Fuji Cup. In the following year in 1992, he competed in the Formula 3000 International Championship and he completed the race in ninth place. He also participated in some other championships like Pacific Racing (1993) and Vortex (1994).

James went on to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the TWR Jaguar Racing team in the month of  June in the year 1993.

A career in Formula One

From 1992 to 1994, James served as the official test driver of Williams. He made his professional debut in 1994 at the Spanish Grand Prix by replacing three-time world champion, Ayrton Senna, for Williams after Senna’s death. He finished the race in eighth place. The same year, he participated in the Canada Grand Prix and finished in fifth place.

For his performance, James was honored with the BBC Scottish Sports Personality of the Year as well as the ITV Young Sports Personality of the Year. In the next year in 1995, he achieved the first position in the Italian Grand Prix. On September 24, 1995, James won his first race with Formula One at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen at the Spanish Grand Prix
Caption: David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen at the Spanish Grand Prix (Photo: Reddit )

Then in 1996, he joined McLaren. In the first season, he partnered along with Mika Hakkinen. The same year, he signed a contract with the Canadian Grand Prix. In his 1997 season, he won a 53-lap race in the Italian Grand Prix where he completed the season in the third position of the World Drivers’ Championship. He also won a 58-lap race in the Australian Grand Prix.

Between 1998 to 1999, James participated and won several championships like San Marino Grand Prix, Drivers Championship. With his team McLaren, he won the Belgian Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, French Grand Prix. He received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy five times in his career in 1998 and continuously in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

British Formula One racing driver, David Coulthard
Caption: British Formula One racing driver, David Coulthard (Source: Zimbio)

James left the McLaren after the 2004 season. His last race with the team was at the Constructors’ Championship where he finished fifth position. After that, James joined the Red Bull in the 2005 season. With the Red Bull, he appeared in three seasons i.e 2005, 2006, and 2008.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Karen Minier’s Husband?

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of a British Formula One racing driver David is around $80 million as of 2019.  He owns a house in London, Belgium, and Switzerland and also owns many luxury hotels in the UK.

Karen Minier
Caption: Karen Minier’s Husband British Formula One racing driver
Source: driving

Previously, he lived in Monaco for a while. From there, he owned the Columbus Hotel Monaco. Besides, he is the owner of a midnight blue (904G) 1971 Mercedes-Benz W113 280 SL.

Karen Minier Married Life with Her Husband David Coulthard

As we already mention that Karen is famous as the wife of an erstwhile British Formula One racing driver David Coulthard. In the year 2005, she began dating Scottish F1 driver David Coulthard. Then from their relationship, she got pregnant and give birth to a son on 21 November 2008, in Brussels.

Karen Minier
Caption: Karen Minier with her husband (Source: gotceleb)

They named their son Dayton Minier Coulthard. Karen also has a daughter from a previous relationship. But the information about her previous relationship is unknown. Karen tied the knot with his partner in Monaco on November 27, 2013.

Facts of Karen Minier

Full NameKaren Minier
Date Of Birth22 March 1973
Age48 years 1 months
Place Of BirthCharleroi
ProfessionBelgian television presenter
Educationthe Free University of Brussels
SpouseDavid Coulthard

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