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 Gunning For Le Mans “Hat Trick” & World Championship Lead

Scotsman intent on earning Audi a 12th victory in annual French “marathon”

Allan McNish starts the 81st Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday (22 June) aiming to win the legendary race for a third time and re-take the lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Dumfries-born driver who won the annual French race in 1998 & 2008 drives a hybrid-diesel Audi sportscar in the twice-around-the-clock endurance race.

McNish shares his Audi R18 e-tron quattro with eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Loïc Duval (France) aiming to earn Audi a 12th Le Mans victory.
This year’s twice-around-the-clock race is the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, McNish/Kristensen/Duval having finished first (Silverstone, GB) and second (Spa, B) which leaves the trio trailing Audi team-mates and 2011 & ’12 Le Mans winners, Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Tréluyer (F), by a mere one point.

With 50-points on offer to the Le Mans winning drivers in the eight-race WEC which concludes in Bahrain (November), McNish has a double incentive for more Le Mans glory.
McNish said: “Le Mans has been and always will be, the biggest and most important sportscar race in the world. For people not that interested in motor racing, most will have heard of the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One, the Indianapolis 500 in the States and Le Mans.

“Le Mans has its own character, its own unique feel – it’s like soccer’s World Cup Final but for motorsport. When the fans start to arrive, the roads and car parks are invariably lined with British registered cars – it is a big event not only for British drivers but our country as a whole. The motorsport community basically congregates there for half the month of June.

“As Le Mans is the biggest race of the year, it’s therefore the one as a driver you most want to win. Standing on the winners’ podium, even if it is for second or third position, is a huge achievement. I’ve stood up there eight times, twice on the very top step, and I want to be up there again this year.

“But Le Mans nowadays is also part of the FIA World Endurance Championship and unlike the other seven races, it earns double points. So a non-finish effectively ends your championship title dream. However, a victory would be a huge benefit to my championship campaign. So it’s a delicate balance between pushing and conservation but I’m a racing driver and so push hard all of the time. Tom, Loïc and I have a clear objective and that’s to go out and win the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.

“This year’s race is my 14th Le Mans 24 Hours and from a physical point of view, I don’t find it that difficult. Like all of the Audi Sport drivers, I train very hard and am totally prepared in this respect.

“The Audi Sport team, its designers and engineers, have been focussing on this race since the day after Audi scored a 1-2-3 in last year’s race! The intensity builds months beforehand to make sure all the parts are prepared. We’ve completed endurance testing and tyre testing, specifically for Le Mans, so lots has gone into our preparations before we arrive at the beginning of race week.

“Emotionally it is a tough week. I’ll arrive in Le Mans on Sunday (16 Jun). Drivers’ sign-on at scrutineering the following day where officials also check over the Audi R18 e-tron quattro to ensure it meets the necessary regulations. Qualifying finishes at midnight on Wednesday and Thursday nights. We will have almost 30 separate meetings before the race begins on Saturday afternoon. Additionally there is a lot of press and PR to undertake with over 1,500 media present.

“There are certain procedures we practice plus driver change training that are repeated over and over again before the race, so there is no real ‘down’ time where you take a breath. So when the race does actually begin, a lot of energy has already been sapped. But the adrenaline pumps and emotions are high. The entire team has to totally concentrate for 24hours so that everything is done perfectly.

“There is absolutely no point in the race where anyone can relax and emotionally I find that more draining than the physical side. It is a race like no other. But it can also be one of the sweet points, standing on the podium, relishing the excitement, the enjoyment, the champagne and for that matter, the relief.

“The opening two WEC races have gone very well with Tom, Loïc and I winning the first race in dramatic style at Silverstone then finishing second at Spa. In terms of Audi, it was a 1-2 at Silverstone and a 1-2-3 at Spa so it’s been a great way to kick off the 2013 campaign.

“This year’s Le Mans will be the first since 2006 that I haven’t co-driven with Dindo Capello who has now retired from sports-prototype racing.
“Loïc has joined Tom and I in our car this season as a full time member and has fitted in very well. He’s got a different way of working and attitude than Dindo but only in so much that he’s a different character.

“Tom and I like his style and speed. I’m certain that this relationship will be a strong one that will develop.”   

Audi has optimized the R18 e-tron quattro for 2013

The output of the electric motors have been increased to more than 80 kilowatts delivering around 200hp transmitted through its front axle above 75mph at seven specific “zones” around the 8.47-mile Le Mans track using power “harvested” under braking. An air restrictor limits the 3.7-litre, V6 TDI engine to deliver approximately 490hp while the minimum weight is 915kg.

The bodywork features numerous refined details compared to last year’s WEC & Le Mans winning R18 e-tron quattro.

The organising FIA Endurance Committee recently made “Balance of Performance” adjustments. While the fuel tank capacity of the hybrid-diesel Audi remains at 58-litres (12.76 gallons), the hybrid-petrol Toyota has had its tank capacity increased to 76-litres (16.72gal).

Audi Sport Team Joest enters a three-car “works” team bidding for a 12th Le Mans victory since the German manufacturer made its debut in the legendary French race in 1999.

Race Week Timetable

Wednesday 19 June
16:00-20:00 Practice
22:00-24:00 Qualifying 1

Thursday 20 June
19:00-21:00 Qualifying 2
22:00-24:00 Qualifying 3

Friday 21 June
1400 Audi Press Conference, Audi Racing Arena, Parc du Raccordement
17:00-19:00 Drivers' Parade (City centre)

Saturday 22 June
09.00-09:45 Warm-Up
14:22 Beginning of starting procedure 24 Heures du Mans
15:00 Start of the 81st race of the 24 Heures du Mans ®
* All times above are local and are +1hr BST

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