It seems that FIA neglected to update a rather important piece of information in their press kits made available to the F1 media.
The sport’s governing body had indicated that four-time World Champion Alain Prost would be the chosen ex-driver in its Stewards’ Panel at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, but it is actually former Toyota F1 driver and multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish who will be doing the honours for the first time.
After testing roles with McLaren and Lola in the 1990s, Allan joined Toyota’s F1 test programme in 2001 before making his Grand Prix debut in 2002 with the Japanese team.
Unfortunately he was one of the first victims of the Toyota team’s Tokyo boardroom style of management and he was given the chop after his single season in the sport. He later went on to serve as Renault’s test and reserve driver, before joining the Audi Le Mans squad where he has achieved enormous success.
We had the great pleasure of exclusively interviewing the Scot last year, and you can find his interview by clicking on the banner below:
[Images via LAT]
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