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 Out To Consolidate World Championship Lead On Austin Debut

Audi sportscar ace Allan McNish aims to consolidate his FIA World Endurance Championship lead with a top result on his debut at the Circuit Of The Americas in Texas on Sunday (22 Sep).

Dumfries-born McNish and co-drivers Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Loïc Duval (France) head to the 3.427-mile circuit in Austin with a 22-point lead having scored two wins and two second places.

“It’s important that Tom, Loïc and I score well in terms of the championship,” confirmed McNish.

“Audi has definitely taken the fight to Toyota this year winning every WEC so far this season but knowing the competition, they’ll be out to get revenge and so I’m sure the battle at the front is going to be strong, if not stronger than ever.

“Tom, Loic and I had the performance and the possibilities to win the last race in Brazil but a rare wheel issue took us out of contention.

“Our Audi Sport team-mates Marcel [Fässler], André [Lotterer] and Ben [Tréluyer] took the win ahead of us and so closed the gap in the championship standings so we will be trying very hard to make amends.

“Audi goes to North America to continue its winning form over there which historically has been very successful and a great hunting ground for us.”
The Six Hour Race marks the first time the WEC has visited the COTA facility which only opened last year and unusually is a relatively unknown quantity for McNish.

Allan continued: “I’m looking forward to going to COTA. I have not raced there but those that have say the atmosphere is fantastic and also the circuit itself is absolutely tremendous. It has a lot of demanding qualities about it, for driver and car.

“The first section is high-speed with quick changes of direction, a long straight with a very tight and twisty final part that will require us to compromise on the car set-up.”
Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Tréluyer (F) drive a second Audi Sport Team Joest R18. The defending WEC champions lie second in this year’s standings.

Although the R18 e-tron quattro won an American Le Mans Series race in the U.S. in March, the Austin race marks the first time Audi’s hybrid diesel has contested a WEC race Stateside. So far this year, the double Le Mans 24 Hour race winning R18 e-tron quattro is undefeated.

Former triple American Le Mans Series champion McNish is no stranger to racing in North America. Fifty-one ALMS race starts, 41 top-three finishes – including 20 outright and 28 class wins – 16 fastest race laps, and 12 pole-positions, the Scotsman completing just three full seasons in 2000, 2006 & ’07.

Meanwhile the last time McNish raced in Texas was in 2007 when he finished third – first in class – at Houston at the wheel of an Audi R10 TDI.

Qualifying for positions on the anticipated near 30-car grid is staged on Saturday with the race scheduled to begin at 5pm (BST) the following day.

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