Sportscars » Allan McNish announces retirement

World Endurance Championship title winner - and multiple Le Mans victor - Allan McNish announces his immediate retirement from top level motorsport

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December 17, 2013 1:38 PM

This is quite a shock to me. He's not that old (for a sportscar driver). On the other hand the fact is that he was making some mistakes lately - at Le Mans 2011 and 2012. He wouldn't win this year either if #1 car (Lotterer/Treluyer/Fassler - by far the fastest guys on the grid) didn't have technical problems. Anyway, McNish became kind of a sportscar legend and some of his perfromances (LM 2008 or fights against Peugeots at Sebring) are unforgettable.

Buck Bundy

December 17, 2013 2:04 PM

First Dindo Capello, now McNish. Next we'll be hearing that Kristensen is retiring too?

Much better to retire at the top, that being forced into it like Dario Franchitti.

He acknowledged the faster kids, so perhaps he's been feeling his age.


December 17, 2013 2:21 PM

Bummer always a great driver going back to Daytona 24 hr in 96 I think in the 911GT1 96 Roer (spelling) ? had lots of great times taking with him and rooting for him. saw him and talked with hi a Austin WEC race cordial and friendly as ever. will miss his driving adios thanks for all the years !


December 17, 2013 4:09 PM

Had the pleasure of dealing with Allan on and off over the years.
A genuine nice bloke and great driver.
Glad he's stopped in a way as he has nothing left to prove has had a fantastic career and has a young family to care for. As we all know this sport can bite you sometimes.

Good luck in the future Allan

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