Volvo V8 star Scott McLaughlin is to confirm his move to DJR Team Penske next year, in a multimillion-dollar switch that will trigger a scramble for the remaining vacancies.
Toyota robbed of certain victory in heartbreaking final lap.
If Daniel Ricciardo's uneventful day at Baku's European Grand Prix highlights anything, it's the scale of the missed opportunities of the past three rounds.
The European Grand Prix that promised so much for Daniel Ricciardo ended a fizzer, with the Australian's Red Bull struggling to keep pace on the Baku street circuit and ultimately finishing seventh.
Six-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup and V8 veteran Craig Lowndes aren't in one of their dominant periods, but they are doing enough to stay in title contention amid the ebb and flow of a championship nobody can yet command.
Shane van Gisbergen avoided chaos and carnage in the weekend's final race in Darwin to score his second win of the Supercars season, as Holden again took charge of the championship.
Daniel Ricciardo will start from the front row for Sunday's European Grand Prix after an incident-packed qualifying at Baku which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton crash out in the final session and his teammate Nico Rosberg grab pole.
Michael Caruso's first race win came in just his second full Supercars season, but he had to wait another seven years for his second victory.
As part of a 12-year extension of the Supercars event at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway, the Northern Territory government will fund floodlighting of the 2.87km track for night racing from 2018.
The complaints about Baku's new street circuit, about run-off areas, the pit entry, the kerbs, all became too much for Lewis Hamilton.
Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has snapped off his right rear wheel after clipping a barrier in Friday's opening practice for the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan.
Darwin: Just one race win and no pole positions is not the sort of start to a season that is expected from six-times Supercars champion Jamie Whincup.
Red Bull has moved to shut down talk that Daniel Ricciardo will be leaving the team next year for Ferrari, by activating their 2017 option on the Australian's contract.
The Formula One roadshow heads to Baku in Azerbaijan this weekend, with Daniel Ricciardo keen to be back racing on a street circuit as he tries to put recent disappointments behind him.
Red Bull plays down Verstappen's refusal to yield to the Australian but Ricciardo is having none of it.
Sebastian Vettel offered one of Formula One's more exotic excuses on Sunday by saying he had lost time in the Canadian Grand Prix by saving two seagulls from being flattened by his Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton survived another first corner clash with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday to take a fifth Canadian Grand Prix victory and cut the German's championship lead to nine points.
Errors again cost a frustrated Daniel Ricciardo at the Canadian Grand Prix, however this time the Australian Formula One driver conceded both he and his team were equally at fault.
Lewis Hamilton swept to his fifth Canadian Grand Prix pole position and piled more pressure on his championship-leading Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Daniel Ricciardo has delivered a blunt warning to his Red Bull team, saying that he would switch teams if he doesn't believe he has a car that can fight for a world championship.