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 Vows To Return After Enduring Disappointment In Daytona “Classic”

Britain’s Allan McNish vowed to contest next year’s corresponding race after enduring disappointment in the 51st running of the Daytona 24 Hours which finished Sunday 27 January.

 

Competing in a one-off race for the American Starworks Motorsport team, the Audi Sport “factory” driver along with co-drivers Ryan Dalziel (Scotland), Sébastien Bourdais (France) and Alex Popow (Venezuela), brought their Riley-Ford home in sixth place having frequently led the annual race.

 

Dumfries-born McNish was in contention for a fourth Daytona podium finish and possibly a maiden victory until two hours from the chequered flag in a thrilling, closely contested race.

 

“It was a long, frustrating and sometimes cruel race – a typical Daytona 24 Hours in fact!” commented McNish.

 

“We suffered a couple of punctures and some other issues but was still in the fight. With a little over two hours to run when placed fourth but with a podium definitely within our grasp, our car suffered a sticking accelerator which caused me to go off the track twice, thankfully without hitting anything.

 

“With that rectified, I then almost immediately encountered a brake issue which cost us 11-laps making repairs in the pits before Ryan brought it home to the flag.

 

“We lacked the outright pace and straight-line speed of the BMW-powered cars throughout, so we were forced to reduce our disadvantage in the way we set-up our Riley-Ford. But the Starworks Motorsport team did a fantastic job.”

The McNish Riley Daytona-Prototype sportscar had begun America’s only twice-around-the-clock race on Saturday afternoon from seventh place courtesy of Dalziel in the 57-car field.

 

McNish, contesting the Floridian race for an eighth time, drove for over eight hours during three separate “stints” around the 3.56-mile, 12-turn speedway road course staged in dry and warm weather conditions throughout. The Starworks Riley led on 11 different occasions during the race.

 

Allan McNish – Daytona 24 Hours Formguide:

1998: 2nd overall, 1st GT1. Porsche (Champion Racing).

1999: 2nd overall. Ferrari 333 SP (Doyle Risi).

2000: Retired, engine. Ferrari 333 SP (Risi).

2001: Retired, engine. Ferrari 333 SP (Risi).

2005: Retired, engine. Crawford Pontiac (Howard Boss Motorsport).

2008: Retired, engine. Riley Pontiac (SAMAX).

2012: 2nd overall, Riley-Ford (Starworks Motorsport).

2013: 6th overall, Riley-Ford (Starworks Motorsport).

 

The 51st Rolex At Daytona Race Story for the ♯2 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford

47m, Dalziel, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Popow

Hour 1, 6th, -37.991s

1h 25m, Popow. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Bourdais

Hour 2, 3rd, -3.851s

2h 22m, Bourdais, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 36mins)

2h 25m, Bourdais, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

Hour 3, 2nd, -0.399s

3h 12m, Bourdais, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 6mins)

3h 16m, Bourdais, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to McNish (remains in lead after pit-stop)

3h 58m, McNish, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 15mins)

Hour 4, 1st, +42.329s

4h 17m, McNish, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 9mins)

4h 26m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

Hour 5, 6th, -13.702s

5h 27m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Dalziel

5h 30m, Dalziel, pits. No fuel drive through penalty (speeding in pit-lane previous pit-stop)

Hour 6, 5th, -69.281s

6h 17m, Dalziel, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

6h 30m, Dalziel, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 22mins)

Hour 7, 2nd, -0.007s

7h 24m, Dalziel, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Popow

Hour 8, 4th, -3.509s

8h 02m, Popow, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

Hour 9, 5th, -45.080s

9h 04m, Popow, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Bourdais

9h 31m, Bourdais, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

Hour 10, 6th, -17.347s

10h 25m, Bourdais, pits. Fuel only, adjusted right side of spoiler

Hour 11, 3rd, -9.941s

11h 21m, Bourdais, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 4mins)

11h 25m, Bourdais, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Allan McNish

Hour 12, 3rd, -47.492s

12h 04m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

12h 18m, McNish, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 10mins)

12h 39m, McNish, pits. Punctured front left tyre

Hour 13, 7th, -1 lap

Hour 14, 6th, -38.455s

14h 21m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Dalziel

Hour 15, 2nd, -11.701s

15h 20m, Dalziel, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 10mins)

15h 26m, Dalziel, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, front brakes

Hour 16, 2nd, -4.778s

16h 02m, Dalziel, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 79mins)

Hour 17, 1st, +23.467s

17h 22m, Dalziel, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to Popow

Hour 18, 5th, -41.747s

18h 8m, Popow, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, front nose (after damage from front right puncture) driver change to Bourdais

Hour 19, 6th, -122.783s

19h 47m, Bourdais, takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 2mins)

19h 50m, Bourdais, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

19h 55m, Bourdais, pits. Front nose radiator clean (after going off road)

Hour 20, 6th, -1 lap

20h 35m, Bourdais, CP6, pits. 4 tyres, fuel, driver change to McNish

Hour 21, 6th, -12.756s

21h 25m, Allan McNish takes the overall lead (♯2 leads for 4mins)

21h 27m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel

21h 42m, McNish, pits. 4 tyres, fuel working on “sticking” throttle

21h 50m, McNish, pits. Loss of brake fluid

Hour 22, 6th, -8 laps

Hour 23, 6th, -14 laps

Hour 24, 6th, -13 laps

 

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