Racing drivers are very much in it to win it. Not a single one of them turns up to a race aiming for second place and so to be at the top of your game is as rewarding as an ice cold drink on a hot day. Allan McNish is one of Audi’s star drivers for their LMP1 campaign in the World Endurance Championship, but he has recently announced his retirement despite masses of success.
McNish is a true racer through and through starting out in karts and even having a spell in Formula One. A Le Mans veteran, Allan has won the prestigious race twice and finished on the podium many times. His most recent victory this year has elevated him to the pinnacle of his career. So why is he leaving? “I’ve always said I wanted to stop at the right time, when it was right for me and also when I was still fast and capable to do the job. This year was a mega successful one, it ticked all of the boxes” says McNish. It takes a lot of guts to leave the sport you love at the “right” time and I think everyone can respect his decision. McNish is looking for new challenges and it may well be the case that we see him in something else four wheeled and fast soon!