Allan McNish Quotes

  • It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
  • As a driver you enjoy winning races, and if you win in the easiest way possible, fine, but in reality we all remember the fights to the end, the nip and tuck stuff.
  • I just feel we are extremely lucky that when we wake up, we get to go to work and do something we love. Honestly, we can't call it work. We're living the dream, really. If you start thinking about the dangers too much, it's time to stop.
  • I don't do much driving - about 5,000-6,000 miles a year. And most of that is to the airport and to the racing circuits.
  • I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy.
  • I think that texting and driving is a 100 percent no-go. I think it should be banned everywhere because you cannot be focused on looking ahead, in the mirrors, being aware of what's around you, and to type on a small keyboard and a small screen.
  • My motto is to do everything absolutely flat out and to the best of your ability.
  • We're involved in racing because there's that element of competition. But there's that desire to push yourself beyond the natural comfort zone and the boundaries that are preset if you like, and to be better than the rest.
  • The main factors in terms of how tiring a season can be are governed by the number of races and the length of time between the first and the last.
  • When it's wet, you're much more tense on the steering wheel, you have to dance with the throttle and the brakes more. Each lap is a different scenario, so you're really on the edge of your nerves. One mistake could cost you the entire race.
  • What I like is when you can hear the heart and soul of music and can feel the energy coming out of it, because that's what it's like when you drive.
  • I clipped a Ferrari, hit the gravel trap at a fair old speed, which lifted the car up into the barrier, and then rolled a few times. I had no injuries or anything - I just had to wait for the marshals to right the car before I could get out.
  • It was not until I started racing for car manufacturers that I found a car I could really get attached to. I am the son of a car dealer, so up until then, cars just came and went.