Sportscar legend,
World Champion,
three-time Le Mans winner,
ex-Formula One driver,
media personality and
mentor to tomorrow’s champions. 


Allan is one of world motorsport's most respected drivers.

Success began at an early age for the proud Scotsman from Dumfries, with titles in karting and junior racing classes, along with representing Great Britain in the World Karting Championships.


From his first taste with Constructors' Champions McLaren at the age of 19 in 1989, Allan’s Formula One involvement spans almost 15 years, racing for Toyota along with test driver roles with Benetton, McLaren and Renault.


Allan is among sportscar racing's elite. With Porsche and Audi he joined an exclusive club of three-time winners of the notoriously demanding 24 Hours of Le Mans, became FIA WEC World Champion with Audi, he has won three American Le Mans Series titles, and is the most successful British driver in America’s revered Sebring 12 Hour, with four wins.


A former factory Audi driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship, Allan's commitments include being an Audi Ambassador, media duties for BBC F1 & BBC Radio 5 Live, FIA Formula One Driver Steward roles, and he is proud to be the President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club.

Career Highlights

• Three victories: 1998,
    2008 & 2013
• 2nd: 2000 & 2012
• 3rd: 2005, 2006,
   2009 & 2010

• Race driver for Toyota

• Test driver for
   Benetton, McLaren,
   Renault & Toyota 

• Three championships:
   2000, 2006 & 2007
• Four victories: 2004,
   2006, 2009 & 2012
• 2nd: 2000, 2005
• 3rd: 2008
• Four victories: 2000,
   2006, 2007 & 2008
3rd: 2009 & 2010

• Audi Ambassador
• BBC Formula 1 Co-Commentator
• Two Time Segrave Trophy Winner (2009/2014)
• Awarded The BRDC Gold Star 
• Inducted into the Le Mans Hall of Fame
• President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club
• Awarded the BARC Gold Medal

Factory sportscar racing
• Audi
FIA WEC World Champion
• Winner of the Silverstone - Le Mans Challenge
• Winner of the ACO Award


Formula One
• Race and test driver
   for Toyota
• Renault test driver

Factory sportscar racing
• Porsche
• Audi
Formula One test driver
• McLaren

Open-wheel racing
• Vauxhall Lotus
Formula 3000 and
   Formula 3 race wins

• Three British
• Six Scottish


Equipped with over two decades of experience and knowledge from his life in motorsport, and a network of contacts to match, Allan is perfectly placed to provide insight into the global motorsport arena.

Through his journey to Formula One and being one of the world’s best sportscar pilots, Allan knows what it takes to succeed, whether as a driver, manufacturer, sponsor or team.

Covering the on and off-track elements of the sport, Allan can mentor young drivers and accelerate their development. In addition to one-on-one coaching sessions, Allan’s vast experience means he knows all about the unique mental and physical attributes required to succeed in motorsport, supported by a black book second to none

Through his innate motorsport knowledge and access to its key players, Allan’s experience can guide manufacturers looking to enter the sport or review existing programmes.

Like any marketing activity, motorsport sponsorship is all about return on investment and engagement. Allan doesn’t just know that; he has helped some of the world’s largest companies maximise this. Whether engaging existing customers or targeting a new audience, Allan’s insight can shape motorsport partnerships.
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
"Allan's support of various MSA projects has brought his kudos as a Grand Prix driver and now one of the greatest sportscar racers in the world to some important campaigns. He has been an ambassador for the Go Motorsport programme since its inception in 2008, inspiring more people to get involved in the sport at all levels, and he has also played a key role in the political sphere, raising the profile of the sport within Westminster and helping to achieve recognition for motor sport within Scotland."

Chief Executive
Motor Sports Associaiton
"As a young driver starting out in single-seater racing, having Allan as a mentor is invaluable. I'm fortunate to be able to apply his extensive experience and knowledge to my own career, and his contacts are second-to-none."

Harry Tincknell
"We simply couldn't have chosen a more effective adviser and ambassador than Allan. His sharp wit and unassuming manner come across well both on and off camera, making him a dream to work with and the perfect 'face' for our brand. Meanwhile the zeal with which he approaches the subject of his craft, and his eagerness to share the benefits of his wide-ranging experiences, have cemented his status as one of our company's most highly-prized and popular assets."

Chief Executive
Ignite Game Technologies, 
Inc Simraceway
"Over the course of five years, we were able to work with Allan both at the track and away from it. He was always great value, sharing entertaining stories and promoting the value of working as a team."

Corporate Events Manager
"At RBS, we offer our clients experiences money can't buy, to reinforce our product offering. Just like his racing, Allan prepares thoroughly, and takes great pride in ensuring that he is informed whenever he represents our brand, including understanding our objectives for each particular event, and that is always evident."
Event Marketing Manager


Intelligent, respected and a natural communicator with a sense of humour, Allan has become a highly-regarded member of the motorsport media.

Allan’s personality has already informed millions of Formula One viewers and listeners across the globe through roles with BBC F1, BBC Radio 5 Live, ITV, North America's SPEED TV and Star TV in Asia, and in 2012 he debuted with dedicated broadcaster Sky Sports F1.

Throughout his driving career, Allan has always been at home dealing with the media. With the roles reversed, whatever the platform, Allan’s confidence, charm and credibility comes to the fore.



The Jim Clark Trust is delighted to announce triple Le Mans 24 Hour race winner, 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion, ex-Formula One driver and proud Scot, Allan McNish, as their latest Patron to support plans for new Jim Clark Museum by 2018.


Dumfries-born Allan was confirmed as a Patron at the Autosport International 2015 celebrating 50 years since Jim Clark won his second F1 World Championship and famous Indianapolis 500 victory in 1965. To mark the occasion The Jim Clark Trust reunited historic trophies with Classic Team Lotus winning cars. At the same time plans were announced for Classic Team Lotus to visit Duns on 16 & 17 May for a Jim Clark Weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary with Club Lotus; featuring classic racing cars, touring cars and modern sports cars.

Allan joins fellow high profile supporters for a new Jim Clark Museum in his home town of Duns, Scottish Borders, to celebrate the legacy and inspiration of one of the world’s greatest ever motorsport legends; with Sir Jackie Stewart as Hon. President and other Patrons including Clive Chapman, Dario Franchitti, David Coulthard and Lord March.

“I am very proud to be a Patron of The Jim Clark Trust. I like many other Scottish Racing Drivers have looked to follow in his footsteps.” Allan commented on the announcement. “He was a massive inspiration and as I sit composing a few words I am actually looking at a painting of Jim which is hanging in my office as he rounds the Loews hairpin, which was called the Railway Station hairpin corner at that time in Monaco, a beautiful sight and he still inspires to this day. I think it is only fitting that there is a new museum showing the man that literally drove Scottish motorsport in to the history books. I hope and I am sure that with the dedication of all the people involved that we make this a reality in the near future.”

The Jim Clark Trust, Family Trustee and cousin, Doug Niven, commented: “We are absolutely delighted that Allan has joined us a Patron and we would like to thank him for his support. He is much admired and respected after a hugely successful career. It is also very fitting as Hon. President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club that Allan should lend his support to the Trust and plans for a new museum with the two previous Presidents being Sir Jackie and Jim Clark. As a small organisation we are very fortunate to have Allan on board and welcome interest from anyone inspired by Jim to get in touch and help support our future plans.”


Clive Chapman, Team Principle of Classic Team Lotus and Patron added his endorsement: “It is wonderful that the Jim Clark Trust has attracted such excellent support from so many prominent figures in motorsport and no doubt Allan McNish will be able to make a very significant contribution to the momentum building up around exciting developments for a new Jim Clark Museum.  The Chapman Family looks forward to working together with Allan, fellow Patrons and the Trust to remember and celebrate the spirit of Jim Clark for future generations.”

50 years ago in 1965 Jim Clark enjoyed his most successful year ever with six consecutive wins helping to secure his second F1 World Championship (Type 33) and becoming the first non-American in a generation to win the Indianapolis 500 (Type 38), effectively leading from start to finish. He also won the F2 World Championship (Type 35) and Tasman Series in Australia (Type 38). All four stunning historic cars are on display at Autosport with Classic Team Lotus. Winning both the F1 and the Indy 500 titles in the same year has never been repeated - and in a different era catapulted Jim Clark to superstar status in contrast to his farming roots in the Scottish Borders. From 1960 to 1968 Jim Clark started in 72 Grand Prix’s claiming 33 pole positions and 25 victories, winning two World Championships in 1963 and 1965.


Plans for a new museum are awaiting final confirmation of a commitment from Scottish Borders Council in mid Feb of over £540K capital funding investment to upgrade the existing small museum in Duns. The current museum is run by the Council in partnership with The Jim Clark Trust with over 100 historic trophies. Plans for a new museum by 2018 include expanding the current collection with new memorabilia to inspire future generations with a celebration of Jim Clark’s incredible career and impact on motorsport around the world with trophies, pictures, film footage and some of the cars in which he raced.


The Classic Team Lotus and Club Lotus weekend on 16 & 17 May is a repeat of the highly successful event first held in 2013 to celebrate Jim Clark’s first World Championship in 1963 and attracted thousands of visitors from far and wide, with classic and modern sports cars parading through the streets of Duns. The event is free to the public.



Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest and naturally gifted motor racing drivers of all time, a national hero for Scotland and international icon still much admired around the world to this day. He was a farmer at heart revered not just for his ability in all types of motorsport and partnership with Colin Chapman and Team Lotus, but also for his sportsmanship and modesty.


Born on 4 Mar 1936 in Fife, Jim Clark was a young boy when his family moved to Edington Mains Farm in Duns and he died tragically during an F2 race at Hockenheim in Germany in Apr 1968.




Due to Allan’s success and professional approach, many companies have wished to be associated with the Scotsman. Allan is proud to currently work with:



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