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 Claims Le Mans “Hat Trick” & Win No12 For Audi With Hybrid Diesel Victory

Audi pioneering technology to the fore once more at Le Mans

“Flying Scotsman” re-takes World Championship lead in style

Allan McNish bagged his “hat-trick” of Le Mans 24 Hour race wins and the 12th for Audi when the “Flying Scotsman” achieved a win driving a hybrid-diesel sportscar on the 90th anniversary of the race today (23 June).

The Dumfries-born driver plus co-drivers Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Loïc Duval (France) swept their “factory” Audi R18 e-tron quattro to a stunning one-lap victory (2,947-miles, 122.66mph) – Audi netting a second consecutive Le Mans triumph for its latest hybrid-diesel technology. For Kristensen it extended his record of Le Mans victories to nine while it was a maiden win for Duval.

Audi has now scored an incredible 29 podiums from 15 Le Mans 24 Hour races since the German manufacturer made its debut in 1999.

Allan commented: “I’m overjoyed – speechless – it’s a fantastic result. The only problem we had was one puncture, apart from that it was a perfect run from start to finish and you don’t get many of those at Le Mans.

“We had stiff competition from our ‘sister’ Audis but also from Toyota – that’s why everything needed to run smoothly.

“Our hybrid-diesel Audi had speed – it was very, very good from start to finish.”

“The final 75mins were so nerve wracking. A lap advantage may have looked secure but it wasn’t, the win was still up for grabs. Even with our radar it was still difficult to predict what the weather was going to do. I’ve never lived through anything like it.”

McNish racing at Le Mans for a 14th time also won in 1998 & 2008 and has now scored nine top-three “podiums”. He now leads the eight-race FIA World Endurance Championship by 30-points after three rounds.

The McNish/Kristensen/Duval Audi started the twice-around-the-clock French endurance race from pole-position on the 56-car grid – the sixth time McNish has started the race from the front row – in front of an estimated 240,000 spectators.

Frequent rain showers often made for a slippery track during McNish’s opening 3hr 19min stint, the Scotsman opting to continue on treadless, “dry” weather tyres before handing over his Audi to Duval in second place.

Allan commented: “The conditions in my opening stint at the start were the worst I’d ever experienced at Le Mans. The rain level was not consistent around the track so it was extremely difficult knowing how late to brake – it was a lottery.

“I didn’t want to take unnecessary risks and chose to bring the car home in one piece even if it meant losing time to André [Lotterer] who had snatched the lead from me at the start.”

But McNish’s co-driver Duval took the lead with almost seven hours on the clock when the leading Audi pitted for an alternator change resulting in a 43min pit-stop.

The McNish/Duval/ Kristensen Audi did not relinquish the lead from that moment, Kristensen also masterfully taming the 220mph Audi on a treacherously slippery track after a heavy rain shower with an hour to run.

McNish drove two further stints, both curtailed early due to Safety Car periods caused by on-track incidents or by inclement weather.

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is powered by a conventional V6 turbocharged diesel engine restricted to around 490hp through the rear wheels but benefits briefly from approximately 200hp, transmitted only through its front axle and above 75mph, at seven specific “zones” around the 8.47-mile track, using power “harvested” under braking.

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