McNish keeping an eye on weather for Six Hours of Silverstone

David Hobbs

Allan McNish secured second place on the grid for tomorrow's Autosport Six Hours of Silverstone after a qualifying period affected by strong winds and rain. Autoblog caught up with the Audi driver after the session.

Autoblog: That was an interesting qualifying session with the weather certainly playing its part.
Allan McNish: Yes, we knew it was going to spit with rain, not enough probably to go onto the wets, but when you sit in the car and you get wheeled out and you can see it spitting on the windscreen, you never really know, especially here, how hard it is or where it is but we decided you've got to be in it to win it.

So, we went out at the beginning in case it got worse and we got one reasonable lap in and the second was a very good lap but by the time I got to Stowe it was raining and at Club as well and that was it.

Then the rain shifted across the circuit so I'd go round and it became dry but was then wet somewhere else. It was a bit annoying but that's the way it was. We got caught a wee bit by being at the wrong end of the pitlane to be able to go and get that good first lap that Pagenaud did.