F1 legend linked to 27-year-old model after split from wife

David Coulthard, pictured here with wife Karen Minier before their split.
David Coulthard has reportedly moved on with Sigrid Silversand after splitting with wife Karen Minier. Image: Getty/Instagram

Formula One great David Coulthard has reportedly been spotted with a model 23 years his junior after separating from wife Karen Minier after nine years.

The British former driver, 50, is understood to have split with Minier, with reports emerging that he's been seen looking very cosy with 27-year-old model Sigrid Silversand.

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Coulthard and Minier were married in Monaco back in 2013 after they met eight years earlier while she was covering the Monaco Grand Prix for French TV.

Coulthard was still driving for Red Bull at the time, and the pair hit it off.

However they have now reportedly gone their seperate ways, with Coulthard seemingly landing on his feet.

According to the Daily Mail, Coulthard was seen "smooching and holding hands" with Silversand in London.

Coulthard, now an F1 pundit for Sky Sports, hasn't been seen wearing his wedding ring for more than a year.

His last public appearance with Minier came at Wimbledon in 2019, however they were spotted having lunch with Amanda Holden and husband Chris Hughes on the French Riviera midway through 2020.

"David split with his wife over a year ago and Sigrid has been introduced to the whole family, including his son, and all is harmonious," the Daily Mail quoted an anonymous 'source'.

David Coulthard and wife's sad split after nine years

Coulthard admitted in 2015 that he married Minier for the sake of their son Dayton, who is now 24 years old.

“Karen and I got married because we had a child together and I had no intention of marrying anyone else,” he said.

“We’ve been together 10 years and were married in a register office in Monaco.

Karen Minier and David Coulthard, pictured here at Wimbledon in 2019.
Karen Minier and David Coulthard at Wimbledon in 2019. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

"I don’t want to de-romanticise it, but I don’t subscribe to it being the best day of my life.

"On the other hand, when I got a call from the school nurse recently saying my son had hurt himself, the fear of a negative conversation immersed my body."

At the time of Dayton's birth, Coulthard said: "Winning 13 races seems completely insignificant in comparison."

Coulthard competed in Formula One for 15 years before retiring at the end of the 2008 season.

He won 13 Grand Prix races and finished on the podium 62 times.

He finished runner-up in the world championship in 2001 behind Michael Schumacher.

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