Website: Allan McNish
Currently: Official Audi Sportscar Driver in Le Mans and other top sports car events and president of the Scottish Motor Racing Club
Career highlights: Three time American Le Mans Series champion in 2000, 2006 and 2008; winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004) and the Le Mans 24 Hours (1998 and 2008); Toyota F1 driver (2002); Vauxhall Lotus champion (1988) and three time British kart champion.
Allan McNish has been racing since the age of 11 and progressed up the motor sport ladder until he reached the pinnacle, Formula 1 both as a test driver for McLaren, Toyota and Renault and as a race driver for Toyota in 2002. Having started in karting winning no fewer than six Scottish and three British titles, he then progressed through the junior formula with similar success enjoying many victories in Formula Ford before graduating to the Vauxhall Lotus Championship – an ultra-competitive series he won in 1988.
The following year Allan finished runner-up to David Brabham in the British F3 Championship before and subsequently combined F1 test driver duties with some notable victories in the international F3000 Championship en route to sportscar racing, Le Mans 24 Hours and F1. Although his single-seater record is impressive, it’s in sports prototypes that he has achieved his most notable successes. As an official Porsche driver he won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1998 and again in 2008 and has been an integral part of the all-conquering Audi team in more recent years winning numerous sportscar races throughout the world including the 12 Hours of Sebring. As well as being one of this country’s top all-round racing drivers, Allan also is renowned for being one of the sport’s most friendly and popular characters.