Hi,
I’m
Allan.

Father, husband,
ex-Formula One driver,
World Champion,
three-time Le Mans winner,
brand ambassador
and proud Scot.

Personality

A dedicated family man, when he’s not traveling the globe fulfilling his motorsport and ambassador commitments you’ll find Allan at home in Monaco, with wife Kelly, to whom he’s been married for over ten years, son Finlay and free-spirited daughter Charlotte. 

 

With a highly-successful career spanning karting to Formula One, including three victories at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans and winning the FIA WEC World Championship, Allan is one of the most respected and liked personalities in the dynamic and competitive world of motorsport.

 

Rarely seen without a smile on his face, Allan has always been one of motorsport’s most naturally engaging and entertaining characters, making him a favourite of media and fans alike. Off-track, this has led to media roles with BBC F1, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports F1 and SPEED TV, where he has shared his sporting insight with millions of viewers and listeners.

Ambassador

In addition to his on-track success, Allan helps companies engage their respective target audiences through marketing and communications campaigns.

 

One of motorsport's most interesting drivers, Allan is adept at sharing stories from his fascinating life with stakeholders from all walks of life, and has considerable experience hosting corporate events, along with motivational speaking and team-building activities.

 

To succeed in business, you need to be psychologically prepared, and Allan can provide a unique insight into the mental preparation required to be a winner!

 

Allan is at home whether behind the wheel of his high-tech race machinery, fulfilling media commitments or representing global brands such as Audi in television advertising campaigns.

 

Allan has supported companies in meeting their business objectives through:

  • Marketing campaigns

  • Customer loyalty programmes

  • Networking/corporate/VIP events

  • Incentivising employees & customers

  • Motivational programmes

Allan is proud to have worked with the following organisations:
"Of all the outstanding racing drivers we have worked with, Allan is by far the most eloquent and compelling public speaker. Allan is not only extremely media savvy, but also one of the best brand ambassadors you are ever likely to encounter. He is disciplined, professional, dedicated and makes the effort to make himself available when it really counts. He remains a huge asset to the Audi brand on the track as well as on the speaker podium."

Head of PR
Audi UK

“P&H has worked with Allan since 2009 and he has been invaluable in helping with our management communications and building better relationships with our key clients and customers. Allan’s position at the top of elite motorsport provides a great opportunity for P&H to add real value to our events strategy. His infectious enthusiasm and drive ensures that any of our VIP guests that meet him take away a positive experience not only of Allan, but of P&H.”

Marketing Manager
Palmer and Harvey

"We have sponsored Allan for eight years, firstly through Jewson and recently through Graham. We proudly have Allan attend many of our customer functions, standing in the front line for our Jewson and Graham brands, promoting internal programmes. He adds credibility to an event with his ability to connect with the audience, making them feel relaxed and involved. Allan’s commitment and drive in his sport helps to encourage our team to reach their own goals."

 

Chief Executive
Saint-Gobain Building
Distribution UK & Ireland 

"Allan was a major part of activities with our VIPs when Formula One first visited Bahrain. We invited Allan to share his insight into the sport, acting as a UBS ambassador. He was the consummate professional, effortlessly engaging the audience, many of whom were new to motorsport, adding to their enjoyment of the Grand Prix."

 

Corporate Activities Manager
UBS 

"My biggest regret is that I do not get to work with Allan enough. He is by far the most dedicated, consummate professional I have had the pleasure to work with. The care, attention to detail and preparation he puts in to any event or activity is second to none. The fact that Allan is able to communicate fluently and eloquently to large and small audiences make him the number one choice."

Marketing Manager
Scania UK
"Allan was contracted to deliver several presentations and workshops with regard to being Elite for UK Sport's pioneering development programme Elite Coach, in which he was able to communicate the constituent parts that make up operating at the highest level. These presentations led to UK Sport requesting Allan to mentor highly rated Judo Coach Graeme Randall during his time on the Elite Coach programme. I would not hesitate to recommend Allan."

Head of Coaching
UK Sport

Media

Two decades of experience, combined with his natural charm and communication skills, mean Allan is an in-demand expert commentator and analyst, sharing his insights into the sport with fans around the world. Allan has already won praise for his roles with BBC F1, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports F1, SPEED TV in the USA and Star TV across the continent of Asia.

News

McNish Aims For Perfect Start To World Endurance Championship Title Assault

Allan McNish begins his quest for the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship title in the season-opening six hour race at Silverstone on Sunday (14 April).


The Scotsman and Tom Kristensen (DK) are joined by Loïc Duval (F) in a hybrid-diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro for all eight races spanning four continents including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.


Dumfries-born McNish bids for his fourth and Audi’s fifth victory in the corresponding Silverstone race which sees the coveted Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy awarded to the race winners for the first time.


McNish commented: “This year’s race will have a different feel due to it [unusually] being the first round of the championship, the fact that it’s in April and the RAC Tourist Trophy is up for grabs.


“The weather is likely to play a key role. It’s going to be changeable with rain almost a certainty which would suit our R18 e-tron quattro. It will definitely be colder than what we’ve experienced at Silverstone in either late August or September making tyre choice more difficult.


“I’m looking forward to immediately getting stuck in to this year’s WEC and very excited to begin with a race on ‘home turf’ – I’ll be aiming to make it a perfect start.


“The outright race winners’ collect the RAC Tourist Trophy which has been an integral part of British motor racing for over 100 years. It would make me very proud to lift the trophy.


“It’s the first time it has been presented for a sports-prototype race at Silverstone while a Dane has never won it so Tom [Kristensen] will be determined as will of course our new co-driver Loïc Duval.”


2011 & ’12 Le Mans 24 Hour race winners and current FIA World Endurance Champions, Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F), “pilot” the second Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro.


Audi has optimised the R18 e-tron quattro for 2013


The output of the electric motors have been increased to more than 80 kilowatts delivering over 218hp transmitted through its front axle above 75mph at four specific “zones” around Silverstone’s 3.67-mile Grand Prix track using power “harvested” under braking.


A change in regulations dictating a smaller diameter air restrictor, now limits the 3.7-litre, V6 TDI engine to deliver approximately 490hp.


The distinctive body features numerous refined details compared to last year’s WEC & Le Mans winning car. The aerodynamicists have designed the entire air flow for higher efficiency – from the front “flic” to the rear wing, from the radiator to the tail pipe while “winglets” complement the contour of the rear wing. The side pod “openings” and turning vanes behind the front wheels feature a new design.


The minimum weight is now 915kg and thanks to Audi’s ultra lightweight technology, the R18 now has more latitude for ballast and its positioning.


Last year, a roof-mounted camera was fitted covering the area behind the R18, transmitting images to an AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emission Diode) display in the cockpit. A new driver assistance system includes two roof-mounted cameras pointing forward. They improve the driver's view from the cockpit.


Meanwhile Audi has moved on to the next level in lighting technology. After its pioneering role on introducing LED headlights, matrix beam technology now marks the next step. It allows the light “cone” to be controlled for better illumination of the field of vision when the car turns.


Allan comments on Silverstone


“The circuit layout has changed in recent years but the new parts of the track are ‘maturing’ as the new tarmac ‘weathers in’ and subsequently gets faster. The new Turn 1 was very bumpy initially but now its smoother and is basically flat out.


“There are only three real overtaking opportunities when racing a sports-prototype of a similar speed – going into Club, Luffield and Stowe – unlike the GT cars that I’m trying to pass as soon as possible at the earliest safe point on the track. The race will be an exciting one from start to finish of that I have no doubt.”


Timetable & Championship details


Friday 12 April: Practice (1225-1355 & 1625-1755)


Saturday 13 April: Practice (0900-1000), Qualifying (1240-1300)


Sunday 14 April: Race (1200-1800)


Entry: 31-cars


Points: In the order of 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 are awarded for the top-10 places (6 Hours races). Points doubled at Le Mans. Additionally, one point for pole-position (qualifying format is new for all races except Le Mans in 2013 with two drivers per car now undertaking at least two timed laps. An average lap time is then calculated using the fastest two laps completed by each driver).


Audi Silverstone 6 Hours (or 1,000km) Formguide (Début: 2000 – 10 podiums including 4 wins from 8 races)


2000: 3rd (McNish/Capello) Audi R8R. Also 5th (Biela/Pirro).


2004*: 1st (McNish/Kaffer) Audi R8. Also 2nd (Ara/Capello) & 3rd (Davies/Herbert).


2005*: 1st (McNish/Ortelli) Audi R8.


2008: 1st (McNish/Capello) Audi R10 TDI. Also 4th (Premat/Rockenfeller).


2009*: 5th (Albers/Bakkerud) Audi R10 TDI. Also 6th (Karthikeyan/Meyrick/Zwolsman).


2010: 3rd (Bernhard/Capello) Audi R15 TDI.


2011: 2nd (Bernhard/Fässler) Audi R18 TDI. Also 6th (McNish/Kristensen).


2012: 1st (Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer) Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Also 3rd (McNish/Kristensen) Audi R18 ultra).


Allan McNish Silverstone 6 Hours (or 1,000km) Formguide (Sportscar début: 2000 – 5 podiums including 3 wins from 7 races). In addition to racing sportscars at Silverstone, Allan has also raced Formulae Ford, Vauxhall Lotus, Three, 3000 & One at the British venue.


2000: 3rd (Qualified 4th, AM).


Shared lead for over half the race but R8R, marking first UK appearance of an Audi sportscar, broke rear suspension on last lap.


2004*: 1st (Qualified 3rd, AM).


Comfortable victory earning R8 first win on its UK race debut.


2005*: 1st (Qualified 4th, AM).


Opening lap half-spin & pit-lane exit “hold” fails to prevent last-gasp victory in a rain-effected race.


2008: 1st (Qualified 3rd, AM).


R10 TDI marked first UK appearance of a diesel-engined Audi sportscar and a two-lap winning margin. Contact with another car sent Capello into gravel trap at Copse with just over 1hr on clock dropping to 19th after pit-stop to change punctured tyre.


2010: Retired (Qualified 1st, AM).


McNish achieved R15 TDI’s maiden “pole”, his first pole in three years and his first at Silverstone since 1990 but differential problem 30mins into race when placed second caused first R15 TDI retirement due to a technical failure, the first for Audi Sport Team Joest in over four years and the first for McNish since him becoming an Audi driver in 2000.


2011: 6th (Qualified 2nd, AM).


Collision with slower GT car in opening hour cost six laps for repairs and dropped to 44th.


2012: 3rd (Qualified 2nd, AM).


Ran 3rd almost throughout - slow puncture combined with Safety Car period put McNish one lap down after two hours.


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