Tag Archive: Allan McNish

Sep 28

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has revealed the Volkswagen Group’s first fully-electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04

Audi unveils e-tron FE04

The team announced that Daniel Abt has become an Audi factory driver and will continue to partner 2016/17 FIA Formula E Champion, Lucas di Grassi for season four. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

WEC: Spa qualifying analysis provided by three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish (+video)

Who better than Allan McNish to explain the composition of the starting grid?

2015-10-22_38162Times and results can sometimes be deceiving: such is the conclusion to be drawn from the qualifying sessions at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round on the 2017 calendar and final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.

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Mar 25

WEC: New Tv broadcast team announced for 2017

The team will be fully supported from the pits and paddock

2015-10-22_38162The FIA World Endurance Championship is delighted to announce that one of the modern greats of endurance racing, Allan McNish, will be a key part of its refreshed broadcast team for 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

Le Mans 24 Hours: Alex Wurz named as Grand Marshal

The third round of the WEC will this year take place on Saturday/Sunday 18/19th June

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Toyota Gazoo Racing ambassador, Alex Wurz, will follow in the footsteps of Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen and has been named as Grand Marshal for the 84th edition of one of the world’s greatest sporting events.   Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Touching gesture from World Endurance Championship community at Spa

FIA WEC grid comes together for team principal’s premature baby

keepgfightingesme The Spa weekend highlighted the true camaraderie of the World Endurance Championship with practically every driver together with multiple Le Mans winners Jacky Ickx and Allan McNish signing a board wishing team principal Dan Walmsley’s premature baby Esme well.

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Apr 14

24 Hours of Le Mans – Allan McNish and Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish stories

Exactly 50 years ago, Stewart and Hill took it to 10th place overall and first British car ranked

After his first win at Le Mans with Porsche in 1998, Allan McNish was a part of Toyota’s debut in Formula 1 (16 Grand Prix in 2002), before turning permanently to endurance and building one of the most impressive records in the discipline: two additional victories at the 24 Hours (2008 and 2013), four at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012) and a world champion title (2013). Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Andres Mendez joins Zele Racing in Auto GP

Colombian driver Andrés Méndez will join Zele Racing for the 2015 Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo The 22-year-old from Bogotá, whose father and grandfather were both racing drivers, began kart racing in 2008. Former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Allan McNish discovered the teenager, and he was selected to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.

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Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Bianchi future unclear amid Marussia uncertainty

Jules Bianchi has revealed he is not sure he will still be driving for Marussia beyond 2014.

IMG_4100 The 25-year-old Frenchman, who is the cream of Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’, has impressed since debuting last year with the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 0 A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 23

Le Mans 24 Hours: A twelfth win by Audi!

Audi adds a new victory to its impressive record, and Tom Kristensen scores his 9th victory.

Audi R18 e-tron photo © Audi CommunicationThe Dane remains more than ever the victory record holder at Le Mans, while Allan McNish scores his third victory in La Sarthe in fifteen years. Their French team mate Loïc Duval,who took the pole, adds the Le Mans 24 Hours to the Sebring 12 Hours and Tourist Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

Le Mans would welcome Mark Webber – McNish

“It’s very odd the way it is in formula one now”

2013-06-09_0870Former F1 driver Allan McNish thinks the world of Le Mans would welcome Mark Webber with open arms in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 09

Webber should accept number 2 status – Wurz

“But at the moment I think he will swallow the bitter pill.”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Mark Webber should be able to cope with life as a highly-paid and rated ‘number 2’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Fassler fastest for Audi in Second Sebring practice

Bruni winds it up late to go fastest in GT for Risi

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón logo12 Hours of Sebring logoMarcel Fassler kept Audi Sport on top in the early going at Sebring International Raceway with the fastest time in the day’s second practice session for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Fassler, two-time and defending winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Audi, set a best time of 1:45.806 (127.252 mph) in the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro he co-drives with Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Up and down practice for Audi Sport in Sebring

Simon Pagenaud tops charts in P2 on final lap

ALMS - Audi-Sebring-1ALMS - Aston Martin-Sebring-1The 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring kicked off Thursday morning with the first official practice session of the week, and it certainly wasn’t short on drama. In the session’s opening minute, last year’s overall winner Allan McNish spun on cold tires at Turn 12, damaging the nose and front suspension on the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

Starworks Motorsport to field impressive team for 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona

In 2012 Starworks Motorsport entered the history books by becoming the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship

2011-02-18_0647Starworks Motorsport logoAllan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the #8 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype at the 51st Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on 26-27 January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 27

All eyes on Lotus for high speed double header

All eyes will be on Lotus’ already-competitive black and gold E20 at high speed Spa and Monza.

05 - Lotus F1 Team2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 03Technical boss James Allison confirmed recently the Enstone based team intended to debut its so-called ‘double DRS’ system in Belgium. Sky television pundit Ted Kravitz said the device, so far only tested in Friday practice sessions, works at any point of a circuit over 150mph.

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Aug 06

Lotus pushing to debut ‘double DRS’ at Spa

Technical boss James Allison has confirmed speculation Lotus intends to debut its so-called ‘double DRS’ system in Belgium next month.

05 - Lotus F1 Team2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 01On British broadcaster Sky’s ‘F1 Show’, television pundit Ted Kravitz explained that – unlike Mercedes’ pioneering device – the Lotus version is in fact not attached to the rear wing DRS.

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Jul 29

Teammate says McLaren stay ‘right thing’ for Hamilton

Jenson Button thinks staying at McLaren would be the “right thing” for Lewis Hamilton.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 062012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 06As Briton Hamilton and McLaren supremo Ron Dennis step up their war of words amid negotiations for a new contract, speculation the 2008 world champion could jump ship to a rival team – perhaps Mercedes or Lotus – continues to swirl.

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