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

Personality

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

24 HOURS OF LE MANS
• Three victories: 1998,
    2008 & 2013
• 2nd: 2000 & 2012
• 3rd: 2005, 2006,
   2009 & 2010
FORMULA ONE

• Race driver for Toyota

• Test driver for
   Benetton, McLaren,
   Renault & Toyota 

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES
• Three championships:
   2000, 2006 & 2007
SEBRING 12 HOUR
• Four victories: 2004,
   2006, 2009 & 2012
• 2nd: 2000, 2005
   &
2013
• 3rd: 2008
PETIT LE MANS
• Four victories: 2000,
   2006, 2007 & 2008
3rd: 2009 & 2010
2014-16:

• 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

2004-2013:
Factory sportscar racing
• Audi
FIA WEC World Champion
• Winner of the Silverstone - Le Mans Challenge
• Winner of the ACO Award

2000-2003:

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

1997-2000:
Factory sportscar racing
• Porsche
 Toyota
• Audi
1990-1996:
Formula One test driver
• McLaren
 Benetton
1987-1995:

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

1981-1986:
Karting
• Three British
   Championships
• Six Scottish
   Championships

Ambassador

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.

Driver:
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

Manufacturer/Team:
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.

Sponsor:
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
Unipart
"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
RBS

Media

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.

News

World Champion Racer and Formula E Team Principal Allan McNish Joins Coast Autonomous Advisory Board

COAST Autonomous, a self-driving vehicle technology company, announced today that motorsport legend and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team principal, Allan McNish, has joined its Advisory Board.

Five years ago, McNish, won the FIA World Endurance Championship in Shanghai, China, which turned out to be the last time he drove a racing car. By joining COAST Autonomous, McNish may never drive anything again…at least, at low-speed!

COAST Autonomous focuses on providing self-driving mobility solutions for low-speed environments such as campuses, airports, resorts, theme parks and city centers. COAST’s “secret sauce” is software that is pedestrian friendly combined with a low-cost sensor fusion that does not compromise on performance or safety. As it prepares to deploy its first fleets in 2019, COAST plans to tap into McNish’s many years of experience of performing at a top level of motorsports and working with OEMs along with his team building and organization skills and his ready access to auto industry suppliers and senior executives across the corporate landscape.

“It is a great honor and a privilege to welcome someone of Allan’s caliber and experience to the COAST team,” said Adrian Sussmann, COAST’s President and Board Member. “Allan’s motorsports pedigree, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, the FIA World Endurance Championship, three American Le Mans Series titles and most recently the FIA Formula E Championship as Team Principal, speaks for itself. Success breeds success and Allan knows better than anyone what it takes to win. We are looking forward to his insight and guidance as we build a team to compete for victory at low speed.”

“Adrian and I have discussed many opportunities over the years, mostly to do with driving racing cars at high speeds and in great danger! Now that I have retired from being a racing driver, the idea of not driving, at low speeds, very safely, is quite appealing!!” said McNish. “As with all racing drivers, I enjoy cars and performance. However, I am in total agreement with COAST’s thesis, regarding the benefits of low-speed AVs in private sites, city centers and controlled environments. In my world travels, I get to see the problems with traffic and pollution and I do believe that a combination of electrification and enlarged pedestrian city centers with low speed on-demand AVs for mobility, is a solution that can significantly improve urban environments. In the meantime, I am looking forward to testing a COAST golf cart and P-1 Shuttle. Even if their vehicles go slow, I am excited to help COAST’s business accelerate!” 

McNish joins an all-star line-up on COAST’s Advisory Board with 3-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti, Stanford Professor Dr. Marco Pavone and the former Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, Rick Baker.

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Partners

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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