Allan McNish articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 drivers who won at Le Mans 10th June 2009, 12:00

This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even […]

The team mate debates: Toyota 29th May 2009, 0:00

With the first signs of the silly season getting started for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to start a new series of Friday debates on the subject of team driver pairings. Starting today, we?ll look at each of the teams and ask at which point in their history did they have […]

Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel 15th June 2008, 14:05

Audi’s three-car team of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen was victorious in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a thrilling race-long duel with Peugeot. For McNish it is his second victory in the classic French event . He first won it in 1998 but lost a second win cruelly in the late stages […]

Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen 31st May 2008, 7:00

Concluding the two-part series begun yesterday Ben Evans looks at the career of Dane Jan Magnussen (right, with Rubens Barrichello), another ex-McLaren driver who showed great promise in his pre-F1 career but never reached the heights expected of him in Formula 1. In Formula Ford and Formula 3 both McNish and Magnussen were-once-in-a generation fast, […]

Might have been Hamilton: Allan McNish 30th May 2008, 7:00

In the first of a two-part series F1 Fanatic columnist Ben Evans looks at two previous young McLaren drivers and asks why they never scaled the heights Lewis Hamiton has. Watching Lewis Hamilton drive the race of his life on Sunday storming to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, my mind couldn?t help wandering to […]

F1 circuits history part 10: 1985-9 14th January 2008, 7:00

In the late 1980s it often seemed like good tracks were dropped for safety reasons, and less good tracks found their way onto the calendar because money talked. How else could you explain a circuit like the awful Phoenix street track holding three Grands Prix? Or why the slow and dull Hungaroring remains on the […]

F1 at Goodwood 2007 7th June 2007, 10:00

It’s almost time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and as ever there will be a host of F1 cars and drivers present. All four of Britain’s current F1 racers will be present plus a host of Formula 1 cars. Here’s a taster of what you can see this year:

The Ben Evans Column: Forgotten stars of F3 7th February 2007, 9:00

Perhaps it’s because my 2006 season finished really early (my last race was in October) or perhaps it’s because I’m incurably sad. But I have spent the winter yearning for any racing-related activity. Thus far I’ve staved off the brutal pangs of withdrawal by reading motor sport books, going to Autosport International and visiting abandoned […]

How do you solve a problem like Toyota? 22nd January 2007, 9:00

Are you a passionate, devoted fan of Panasonic Toyota Racing? Did you heart beat with anticipation during the unveiling of the TF107 last week? Will you tune in to the Australian Grand Prix in eight weeks’ time, praying for an all red-and-white front row? Probably not. According to last year’s FIA survey Toyota were the […]

The Nearly Men 13th March 2005, 20:03

The Grand Prix greats are household names – even in car-hating, vegetable-munching, solar-powered homes. Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark are legendary names throughout the world, and all three appear in our list of all-time greatest wins. But what about those drivers who never got to show their talent, had a career stuck […]