Le Mans » McNish: The car was so good

Allan McNish reflects on his disappointing retirement from the Le Mans 24 Hours

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crash is great - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 10:53 AM

A most extraoadinary car but I think what saved McNish was the fact that the cabin did'nt seem to impact the armco. I wonder if Audi will ever come back to gp racing as the old Auto Unions were truly memorable and they clearly know thier way around great car designs.

jwsammco - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 4:54 PM

Foolish move by McNish so early in the race. As they say, "To finish first, first you have to finish". I hate when drivers don't take the blame. I'll bet he won't be on the team next year.


June 13, 2011 9:07 PM

McNish probably got the first stint because he was an old hand and wouldn't do anything rash. Or so Audi must have thought. He could have easily passed the Ferrari on the straight. One thing, he won't forget this crash so soon.

nosense - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 9:50 PM

It was a stupid move by many reasons...the first of what Allan might have forgotten: to win LeMans stay out of TROUBLE!!!

I have the feeling that Audi drivers felt like invincibles inside that safety cell...one has to ask why this kind of "braveness" was missin on no-roofed R15's...

Rotten Orange - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:07 AM

Only explanation for the movie is that they simply were so close in pace with the Peugeot. Had not especially Treluyer and Lotterer made some risky moves too, they might not have won.

Robinson - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 10:40 PM

This is motor racing - it involves overtaking and yes it also occasionally involves accidents. It seems the driver of the Ferrari simply didn't see McNish and maybe it was a risky move, but if McNish didn't try the overtake it wouldn't be racing it would be procession.

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