Michelin explores driver superstitions!
In this exclusive video content, Michelin asks Audi racing driver Allan McNish about driver superstitions
The two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner gives an insight into the quirky rituals drivers often undertake before a race so they don’t jinx their chances of podium glory.
Allan, who is looking for his third victory in the gruelling contest on Saturday June 16, said: “A lot of drivers have some odd superstitions. I remember one driver a few years ago, when he sat in the car, if someone came over and touched him he had to get out and then get back in again. It was a whole process to get his mind into the game.”
However, Allan feels this is a habit many drivers grow out of, adding: “When I was a young kid in karting I had a few things I would do. I’d get into the kart from one side and not the other but when you lose your first race after going through the process you realise it’s baloney!”
The Dumfries-born racer is confident as he heads into Le Mans – his ground-breaking diesel hybrid Audi clocked the fastest time in an official one-day test that took place on June 3.
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