“It’s black or it’s white – there is no grey”: Allan McNish talks the ‘challenging’ transition from Driver to Team Principal

Allan McNish is someone who knows motorsport like the back of his hand. An ex-Formula One driver, 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion, and three-time 24hs Le Mans winner, McNish is not only one of the most talented individuals in motorsport, he is also one of the most-liked and respected.

These days he can be found offering expert opinions and analysis for the WEC ‘Super Season’ as a broadcaster or in his newly-appointed role of Team Principal for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team. Having been linked with Audi Sport since 1999 and proving his worth as a truly fantastic ambassador for the German car manufacturer, it was no surprise that since announcing his retirement in 2013 he has stayed within the motorsport community in a more managerial role.

“I had a lot of success on the circuit but we [myself and Audi] also had success off it and so when I stopped racing, I knew I wanted to continue in the sport because it is my life and also because I knew that I wanted to continue with the people I had built my life with,” McNish states when I ask him about life after professional racing.

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Exclusive Interview with GP2 Champion Pierre Gasly

2016 was kind to Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman became the FIA GP2 World Champion and impressed us all with his natural talent for driving and showing ambition that is leaving fans and media hoping he will soon land himself in Formula 1.

I caught up with Gasly to talk about his year in motorsport earlier in the week. From taking the crown of GP2 Champion in Abu Dhabi last month to being involved in a car accident ahead of the Silverstone weekend, Gasly shares his highs and lows about his year exclusively on katyfairman.com. 

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