Thursday, December 29, 2016

Allan McNish Born In Dumfries, Scotland - December 29, 1969

December 29, 1969
Allan McNish
(Photo: Dave Hamster via)
Born in Dumfries, Scotland.
Despite a briefly short and disappointing career in Formula One, McNish has become one of the world's most highly rated sportscar drivers. He is a three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, four-time winner at the 12 Hours of Sebring, as well as a three-time winner of the American Le Mans Series, which he last won in 2007. He won the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2013.
 
(photo credit: Hans J E via photopin cc)
On 17 December 2013, McNish announced his retirement from Audi Sport and from racing full-time. He has not ruled out racing individual events in the future. After retiring he took on a role with Audi Sport, including liaising between the team's drivers and engineers, between the team and motorsport organisers, and driver development. He is also manager of racing driver Harry Tincknell. He also works for BBC Sport as a commentator and pundit for their Formula One coverage.

McNish is two time winner of the Segrave Trophy (2009/2014), was awarded the BRDC Gold Star in 2014, and won the BARC Gold Medal in 2015.

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