Allan McNish

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Allan McNish
Allan Mcnish.jpg
McNish in 2013
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Born (1969-12-29) 29 December 1969 (age 49)
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Championship titles
2000, 2006, 2007
2013
American Le Mans Series
FIA World Endurance Championship
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1997 – 2000, 2004 – 2013
TeamsRoock Racing, Porsche AG, Toyota Motorsports, Audi Sport Joest, Audi Sport UK, Champion Racing
Best finish1st (1998, 2008, 2013)
Class wins3 (1998, 2008, 2013)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2002
Teams Toyota
Entries17 (16 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2002 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2002 Japanese Grand Prix

Allan McNish (born 29 December 1969) is a British former racing driver, commentator, and journalist from Scotland. [1] He is a three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, most recently in 2013, as well as a three-time winner of the American Le Mans Series, which he last won in 2007. He won the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in 2013. He has also been a co-commentator and pundit for BBC Formula One coverage on TV, radio and online and is currently the team principal of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team.

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2013 24 Hours of Le Mans The 81st edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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American Le Mans Series auto racing championship in the United States

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Early life

McNish was born in Dumfries, Scotland and played football while at school. He was a fan of Nottingham Forest and also supported his local club Queen of the South. It was not until McNish began in karting that he found something at which he excelled. [2]

Dumfries town in Scotland

Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is located near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries is the traditional county town of the historic county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially in the Scots language as Doonhamers. The nickname has also given name to the town's professional football club.

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Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England in the Nottingham urban area. Forest were founded in 1865 and have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. They compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. They are currently the oldest club in the Football League.

Early career

McNish began his career in karting like fellow Dumfries and Galloway driver David Coulthard. McNish credited the start given to both of them and Dario Franchitti as being largely down to David Leslie senior and junior. [3]

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McNish and Coulthard both were recognised with a McLaren/Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award having moved up to car racing. In 1988 he won the Formula Vauxhall Lotus championship and in 1989 finished runner up to David Brabham in a close fought British Formula 3 Championship. During the late 1980s McNish shared a house with teammate Mika Häkkinen. [4]

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Tipped as a future Formula One driver, he tested with both McLaren and Benetton, whilst also competing in F3000, then the recognised second tier of European motorsport, in 1990–1992. Whilst racing his first season in F3000, McNish suffered a crash at a race in Donington Park where a bystander was fatally injured. [5] He went on to finish fourth overall in the championship that season. Concentrating on Formula One opportunities meant he appeared in F3000 only once during 1994, at Pau.

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When a Formula One drive failed to materialise, he returned to F3000 in 1995 with Paul Stewart Racing (run by the son of Sir Jackie Stewart who went on to form Stewart Grand Prix). While he was arguably the fastest driver of the year, a series of mishaps saw him well beaten by Super Nova drivers Vincenzo Sospiri and Ricardo Rosset in the title race. McNish's career appeared to stall in early 1996 after a deal to race in Formula Nippon fell through and Mark Blundell was preferred for a drive with the PacWest CART team. He also tested for Benetton during the year.

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Sports cars

Despite devoting his career to the pursuit of a Formula One chance, McNish has become one of the world's most highly rated sportscar drivers. His sportscar career began in 1996 with Porsche, at a time when their 911 GT1 model revolutionised sportscar racing. With the factory team he took this car to victory in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, partnered by Laurent Aïello and Stephane Ortelli. He subsequently appeared for Toyota and Audi in the race, and after losing a likely victory in the dying stages of the 2007 event, scored a second triumph in 2008 with Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello driving an Audi R10. [6] He has also raced with great success for Audi in the American Le Mans Series, winning the title with Dindo Capello in 2006 and 2007, and taking four overall victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012). At the 2011 Le Mans McNish destroyed the car in a spectacular crash early in the race and ended the race for Audi No. 3. And again at the 2012 Le Mans, McNish made a driving error and lost a first place by crashing the Audi No. 2 car a few hours before the finish.[ citation needed ] He also codrove the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford to a second-place finish at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona.

In the 2000 American Le Mans Series season McNish set a track record for the full circuit configuration at Sears Point International Raceway.[ citation needed ]

Formula One

McNish's Toyota engine fails at the 2002 French Grand Prix. McNish toyota 2002.jpg
McNish's Toyota engine fails at the 2002 French Grand Prix.

McNish finally found an opening into Formula One in 2001, when the newly formed Toyota F1 team required a development driver. Given his link with Toyota through sportscars he was an obvious choice for this role, and after impressing in testing he was hired to race for the season. He did not score any points during the season's 17 races, and he and teammate Mika Salo were replaced with a new line-up of Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta for 2003. Salo had scored points for the team on their debut in Melbourne and McNish had very nearly done the same in the Malaysian Grand Prix, only for a pit lane mistake by the team to cost him the result. Both drivers were told of their replacement before Da Matta was announced, and ITV's Martin Brundle commented that "replacing Salo and McNish with Panis and A.N. Other" was not, in his view, a step forward.[ citation needed ]

McNish had a dramatic accident at the 130R corner while practising for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, but escaped serious injury. This led to the corner being reprofiled the following year.[ citation needed ]

After Formula One

McNish driving an Audi R10 TDI at the 2008 1000km of Silverstone McNish Audi R10.jpg
McNish driving an Audi R10 TDI at the 2008 1000km of Silverstone

In 2003 he was a test driver for Renault F1, also doing a little TV work for ITV, but the next year he returned to his successful sports car racing career, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, combining this in 2005 with a venture into the highly competitive DTM (German Touring Car Championship), where he competed against the likes of former Formula One drivers Mika Häkkinen and Jean Alesi. He also won sportscar driver of the year awards from Autosport and Le Mans magazines and the (Jackie) Stewart Medal Award for services to Scottish motor sport. He was made the president of the Scottish Motor Racing Club at their annual prize giving and dinner in 2007, succeeding Stewart.

In 2006, he continued racing with the Audi factory team and was part of the driving line-up which won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the new Audi R10 TDI diesel, setting pole position and breaking the lap record. In 2008, McNish won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Audi alongside Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello. It was his first win at la Sarthe since 1998. McNish won the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans as well with Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval. In 2011 McNish suffered a catastrophic crash at the Le Mans race, one which left his car virtually disintegrated. However McNish walked away from the vehicle unharmed thanks largely due to the safety improvements that had been made in recent years. [7]

In 2013, McNish became a world champion as he won the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship alongside Kristensen and Duval.

Since Formula One has introduced the drivers' representative on the stewards panel at all Grands Prix, McNish has featured as the drivers' representative twice in the 2011 season, in Monaco and most recently in Hungary and on both occasions he has penalised the McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton for various trangressions. He has also appeared in a Scania video test driving their new R 730 V8.

On 17 December 2013, McNish announced his retirement from Audi Sport and from racing full-time. He has not ruled out racing individual events in the future. [8] After retiring he took on a role with Audi Sport, including liaising between the team's drivers and engineers, between the team and motorsport organisers, and driver development. He is also manager of racing driver Harry Tincknell. [9] He also works for BBC Sport as a commentator and pundit for their Formula One coverage. [10] McNish became team principal for Audi's Formula E team, starting for the 2017-18 season, following Audi's official take over of the Abt Sportsline run entry.

McNish is two-time winner of the Segrave Trophy (2009/2014), was awarded the BRDC Gold Star in 2014, and won the BARC Gold Medal in 2015.

Other formulae

As well as those above, McNish has also raced in the following racing series:

McNish's helmet for 2013. Allan McNish Arai helmet.jpg
McNish's helmet for 2013.
Walk of fame - Le Mans, Handprints and signatures from the winners of the 2013 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hall of fame Le Mans-winners 2013.JPG
Walk of fame – Le Mans, Handprints and signatures from the winners of the 2013 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Personal life

He lives in Monaco with his wife Kelly and their two children. Prior to his marriage, McNish's stag party in Dumfries was attended by Dario Franchitti and Marino Franchitti and included watching a Queen of the South football match. [2] He speaks English and French.

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

YearEntrant1234567891011DCPoints
1989 Pacific Racing SIL VAL PAU JER PER BRH BIR SPA BUG DIJ
8
NC0
1990 DAMS DON
Ret
SIL
1
PAU
6
JER
16
MNZ
6
PER
2
HOC
Ret
BRH
1
BIR
Ret
BUG
Ret
NOG
8
4th26
1991 DAMS VAL
DNQ
PAU
13
JER
DNQ
MUG
5
PER
8
HOC
Ret
BRH
Ret
SPA
8
BUG
Ret
NOG
8
16th2
1992 3001 International SIL
Ret
PAU CAT
5
PER
Ret
HOC
3
NÜR
Ret
SPA
12
ALB
5
NOG MAG 11th8
1994 Vortex Motorsport SIL PAU
Ret
CAT PER HOC SPA EST MAG NC0
1995 Paul Stewart Racing SIL
3
CAT
Ret
PAU
2
PER
Ret
HOC
6
SPA
Ret
EST
Ret
MAG
7
7th11

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1997 Flag of Germany.svg Roock Racing Flag of Monaco.svg Stéphane Ortelli
Flag of Austria.svg Karl Wendlinger
Porsche 911 GT1 GT18DNFDNF
1998 Flag of Germany.svg Porsche AG Flag of France.svg Laurent Aïello
Flag of Monaco.svg Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT1-98GT13511st1st
1999 Flag of Japan.svg Toyota Motorsports
Flag of Germany.svg Toyota Team Europe
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thierry Boutsen
Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Kelleners
Toyota GT-One LMGTP173DNFDNF
2000 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of France.svg Laurent Aïello
Flag of Monaco.svg Stéphane Ortelli
Audi R8 LMP9003672nd2nd
2004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Flag of Germany.svg Frank Biela
Flag of Germany.svg Pierre Kaffer
Audi R8 LMP13505th5th
2005 Flag of the United States.svg ADT Champion Racing Flag of Germany.svg Frank Biela
Flag of Italy.svg Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 LMP13643rd3rd
2006 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 TDI LMP13673rd3rd
2007 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 TDI LMP1262DNFDNF
2008 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 TDI LMP13811st1st
2009 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R15 TDI LMP13763rd3rd
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP13943rd3rd
2011 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R18 TDI LMP114DNFDNF
2012 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP13772nd2nd
2013 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of France.svg Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP13481st1st

Complete American Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine123456789101112RankPoints
1999 Champion Racing LMP Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 SEB ATL MOS
ovr:6
cls:6
SON
ovr:12
cls:12
POR
ovr:8
cls:8
PET
ovr:7
cls:7
MON
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
LSV
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
25th47
2000 Audi Sport North America LMP Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 SEB
ovr:2
cls:2
NÜR
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
SON
ovr:1
cls:1
MOS
ovr:1
cls:1
TEX
ovr:2
cls:2
ROS
ovr:1
cls:1
PET
ovr:1
cls:1
MON
ovr:1
cls:1
LSV
ovr:2
cls:2
ADE
ovr:1
cls:1
1st270
Audi R8R CHA
ovr:20
cls:8
SIL
ovr:3
cls:3
2004 Audi Sport UK Team VeloqxLMP1 Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 SEB
ovr:1
cls:1
MID LIM SON POR MOS AME PET MON 7th26
2005 ADT Champion Racing LMP1 Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 SEB
ovr:2
cls:2
ATL MID LIM SON POR AME MOS PET MON 10th22
2006 Audi Sport North America LMP1 Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5L Turbo V12 (Diesel) SEB
ovr:1
cls:1
UTA
ovr:4
cls:3
POR
ovr:1
cls:1
AME
ovr:2
cls:2
MOS
ovr:1
cls:1
PET
ovr:1
cls:1
MON
ovr:1
cls:1
1st204
Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 TEX
ovr:1
cls:1
MID
ovr:3
cls:1
LIM
ovr:1
cls:1
2007 Audi Sport North America LMP1 Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5L Turbo V12 (Diesel) SEB
ovr:4
cls:2
STP
ovr:1
cls:1
LNB
ovr:7
cls:1
TEX
ovr:3
cls:1
UTA
ovr:2
cls:1
LIM
ovr:5
cls:1
MID
ovr:5
cls:2
AME
ovr:2
cls:1
MOS
ovr:2
cls:1
DET
ovr:3
:cls:2
PET
ovr:1
cls:1
MON
ovr:1
cls:1
1st246
2008 Audi Sport North America LMP1 Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5L Turbo V12 (Diesel) SEB
ovr:3
cls:1
STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS DET PET
ovr:1
cls:1
MON 8th60
2009 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R15 TDI Audi 5.5L Turbo V10 (Diesel) SEB
ovr:1
cls:1
STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET
ovr:3
cls:3
MON 10th30
2010 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R15 TDI plus Audi 5.5L Turbo V10 (Diesel) SEB LNB MON UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET
ovr:3
cls:3
NC 
2011 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R15 TDI plus Audi 5.5L Turbo V10 (Diesel) SEB
ovr:4
cls:4
LNB LIM MOS MID AME BAL MON NC 
Audi R18 TDI Audi 3.7L Turbo V6 (Diesel) PET
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret

Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
2000 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Italy.svg Michele Alboreto
Audi R8 LMP3602nd2nd
2004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Flag of Germany.svg Frank Biela
Flag of Germany.svg Pierre Kaffer
Audi R8 LMP13501st1st
2005 Flag of the United States.svg ADT Champion Racing Flag of Italy.svg Emanuele Pirro
Flag of Germany.svg Frank Biela
Audi R8 LMP13612nd2nd
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI LMP13491st1st
2007 Flag of the United States.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI LMP13534th2nd
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI LMP13513rd1st
2009 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R15 TDI LMP13831st1st
2011 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP13274th4th
2012 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 TDI LMP13251st1st
2013 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 e-tron quattro P13642nd2nd

Complete Formula One results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617WDC Points
2002 Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF102 Toyota RVX-02 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
7
BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
8
AUT
9
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
EUR
14
GBR
Ret
FRA
11
GER
Ret
HUN
14
BEL
9
ITA
Ret
USA
15
JPN
DNS
19th0
2003 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R23 Renault RS23 3.0 V10 AUS
TD
MAL
TD
BRA
TD
SMR
TD
ESP
TD
AUT
TD
MON
TD
CAN
TD
EUR
TD
FRA   
Renault R23B GBR
TD
GER
TD
HUN
TD
ITA
TD
USA
TD
JPN
TD

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete DTM results

(key)

YearTeamCar1234567891011PosPoints
2005 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2005 HOC
11
LAU
Ret
SPA
Ret
BRN
7
OSC
6
NOR
4
NÜR
6
ZAN
Ret
LAU
9
IST
15
HOC
17
10th13

Complete Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngineTyres12345RankPoints
2004 Audi Sport UK Team VeloqxLMP1 Audi R8 Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 M MON
ovr:2
cls:2
NÜR
ovr:1
cls:1
SIL
ovr:1
cls:1
SPA
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
2nd28
2005 Audi PlayStation Team Oreca LMP1 Audi R8 Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 M SPA
ovr:4
cls:4
MON
ovr:6
cls:6
SIL
ovr:1
cls:1
NÜR
ovr:2
cls:2
IST
ovr:2
cls:2
3rd26
2008 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R10 Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
M CAT
ovr:5
cls:5
MON
ovr:6
cls:6
SPA
ovr:4
cls:4
NÜR
ovr:4
cls:4
SIL
ovr:1
cls:1
5th27
2010 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R15 TDI plus Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V10
(Diesel)
M CAS
ovr:1
cls:1
SPA
ovr:3
cls:3
ALG HUN SIL
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
9th45
2011 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 TDI Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
M CAS SPA
ovr:3
cls:3
IMO
ovr:4
cls:4
SIL
ovr:7
cls:7
EST NC0

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine12345678RankPoints
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SEB
1
SPA
3
LMS
2
SIL
3
SÃO
3
BHR
2
FUJ
3
SHA
2
2nd159
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
1
SÃO
2
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
3
BHR
Ret
1st162

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michele Alboreto
Stefan Johansson
Tom Kristensen
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1998
With: Laurent Aïello & Stéphane Ortelli
Succeeded by
Pierluigi Martini
Yannick Dalmas
Joachim Winkelhock
Preceded by
Elliott Forbes-Robinson
American Le Mans Series
Champion

2000
Succeeded by
Emanuele Pirro
Preceded by
Frank Biela
Emanuele Pirro
American Le Mans Series
Champion

20062007
With: Rinaldo Capello
Succeeded by
Lucas Luhr
Marco Werner
Preceded by
Frank Biela
Emanuele Pirro
Marco Werner
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2008
With: Rinaldo Capello & Tom Kristensen
Succeeded by
David Brabham
Marc Gené
Alexander Wurz
Preceded by
André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2013
With: Tom Kristensen & Loïc Duval
Succeeded by
André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Preceded by
André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
FIA World Endurance Champion
2013
With: Tom Kristensen & Loïc Duval
Succeeded by
Sébastien Buemi
Anthony Davidson
Awards
Preceded by
Eddie Irvine
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1988
Succeeded by
David Coulthard
Preceded by
JJ Lehto
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1989
Succeeded by
Robb Gravett
Preceded by
Lewis Hamilton
Autosport
British Competition Driver of the Year

2008
Succeeded by
Jenson Button
Preceded by
Lewis Hamilton
Segrave Trophy
2008
Succeeded by
Paul Bonhomme