DAVID Coulthard was named as a driver for Rothmans Williams Renault F1 team for the Spanish Grand Prix in May 1994.

The 23-year-old Scot, who had been the test driver for the then Didcot-based team for the last year, completed a successful test at Jerez Spain before being put on the grid.

The move came after a week of speculation about the seat, which was left vacant following the death of Ayrton Senna at the San Marino Grand Prix.

Mr Coulthard, who went on to be a runner-up for McLaren in the 2001 World Championship before going into the media, had tested extensively for Williams in 1993 and became official test driver in 1994.

He also finished second in the opening round of the Formula 3000 International Championship at Silverstone.