McNish announces retirement from racing
17 December 2013 – Long-time Audi driver and newly-crowned World Endurance Champion Allan McNish is to retire from competitive motor racing with immediate effect.
The Scot, 43, has three Le Mans 24 Hours race wins and three American Le Mans Series titles to his name, while he also competed in Formula 1 with Toyota in 2002 before coming a Friday tester with Renault the following year.
He claimed this year's WEC title with Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval, having won three races.
"I've had fantastically successful time with Audi and feel it's the right time to step back from Le Mans sports-prototype racing and to look at other opportunities," said McNish.
"As a racing driver it's important to stop [racing] at the right time when I'm still fast and capable of doing the job and the timing feels right after winning Le Mans for a third time this year and claiming the World title.
"This year especially was mega successful, teaming up with Loïc for the first time and obviously with long-time co-driver Tom. We've ticked all of the boxes and I ticked my personal ones too but now the time is right to hand over to the young guys.
"I've won the championships and races I wanted to win and frankly there's no better way to end my Audi sportscar race career than going out as a World Champion."
McNish will retain his ties with Audi Sport and Audi AG moving forward.