Allan McNish has confirmed that he will be the FIA’s driver steward for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the end of July.
In order to invoke more consistent and accurate decision-making, the FIA opted to place a former grand prix driver (or a driver with substantial credentials) on the stewards’ panel at each race, with the likes of Tom Kristensen and Derek Warwick having taken up the role in the past.
McNish, who has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, revealed in an interview with Richland F1 that he would be taking up the role for the race at the Hungaroring next month.
“I’ve done it [stewarding] four or five times. I’m actually doing it in Budapest this year as I’ve cut it down to once this year for my timing,” McNish explained.
The Le Mans legend has a packed programme in 2013, balancing a campaign in the World Endurance Championship with a role as an analyst on the BBC’s Formula One coverage. However, he will cast his eye over an incidents at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with the stewards dealing with the protest over tiregate at the Monaco Grand Prix.