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Allan McNish to retire from racing

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by the_sigman, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. the_sigman


    Newly-crowned World Endurance champion Allan McNish is retiring from front-line racing with immediate effect.

    The long-time Audi driver, who claimed the WEC title at Shanghai with Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval in November, explained that the timing was right for a decision that means he will not be part of the German manufacturer's 2014 WEC campaign.

    "You have to get out at some point and everything lined up to make this an extremely good time to do it," McNish told AUTOSPORT. "Everything has fallen into place."I have won pretty much everything I wanted to and I ticked the last box with the world championship."It is good to do it now with the change over to the new car and new rules, which would have required a big commitment."

    Sad news :(
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  2. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford

    I'm a big fan of his. I enjoy listening to him - he is great at explaining the technical side of motor racing. I always felt like he didn't get quite the credit he deserved...so I'm delighted that he retires at the top - as a World Champion. A master of his craft. At least we will get to hear more wise words on the telly now. Of that, I have no doubt.;)
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  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Founder Staff Premium

    I find it a bit strange to be honest. Why retire now half way the holiday season and not directly after securing the championship.

    Is this the real reason or a way out without losing face in case he was replaced by a younger driver?

    Anyways he will be missed at Le Mans. Hopefully he will continue to race something else.
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  4. sander11


    I like your good work.