Clipsal 500

Clipsal 500 marred by support race crash

By Cameron Tomarchio Ford's Jamie Whincup took out the first leg of V8 Supercars' season-opening Clipsal 500, but the event was marred by a serious accident in a support race.

Whincup on pole at Clipsal 500

By Cameron Tomarchio Last year's V8 Supercar championship runner-up Jamie Whincup broke the lap record on the way to pole position at the season-opening Clipsal 500 today.

Clipsal 500 set to roar into Adelaide

By Cameron Tomarchio The build-up may have been quiet but the V8 Supercars are set to roar into the streets of Adelaide for the season-opening Clipsal 500 on Friday.

'Frosty' ready to fire at Clipsal 500

By Cameron Tomarchio Ford Performance Racing were so excited about their 2008 V8 Supercar title prospects they wanted to work through Christmas.

Red Bull's gamble on 16-year-old driver could pay off down the track

The kid is OK: Max Verstappen has been signed for the Toro Rosso F1 team.

Stephen Ottley Why Red Bull’s decision to promote teenager Max Verstappen to F1 could prove a masterstroke.

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V8 Supercars boss James Warburton reviews his first 12 months in the top job

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Peter McKay It’s exactly 12 months to the day since James Warburton took over as chief executive of V8 Supercars Australia, and the former television executive this week reviewed his first hectic year steering...


V8 Supercars TV deal will divide fans

Peter McKay There are clear winners and losers from V8 Supercars' six-year $241 million media deal starting from 2015.

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Gentlemen, start your bids for probable V8 Supercars sale

Peter McKay Watching the intriguing events unfolding at V8 Supercars Australia has long been an exciting spectator sport, more so since private equity firm Archer Capital bought a majority shareholding in mid...


Give Robert Dahlgren a chance in V8 Supercar, pleads Maro Engel

Maro Engel

Peter McKay After his tough learning experiences last year, Maro Engel has offered up some insights into the challenges for foreigners coming into the rough-and-tumble Australian race series.

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Stoner all set for V8s

Casey Stoner

Valencia Life after MotoGP for Casey Stoner will involve driving a V8 Supercar. It's just a question of when.

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V8s make race format changes for 2013


Ed Jackson V8 Supercars has unleashed its version of cricket's Twenty20 format, with the motorsport championship announcing a dramatic change to its race formats for next year.

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Cagey Stoner's V8 contract remains unsigned

Wheel deal: Casey Stoner will swap his bike for a Commodore.

Mark Fogarty Former world motorcycle champion hasn't yet committed to racing in V8 Supercars, but he soon will.

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Supercar import Engel parks himself in Australia

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Peter McKay Maro Engel hasn't left a career in the high-profile German touring car (DTM) championship and a heady life in Monaco to move halfway around the world and then fail in Australia's highly competitive...

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Pedal to the metal: Van Gisbergen roars back

Shane Van Gisbergen.

Michael Lynch Less than three months ago Shane Van Gisbergen walked away from V8 Supercars declaring that he was disillusioned and burnt out, that he needed time away to think about the world outside the narrow...


New era has a familiar feel as Lowndes wins


Michael Lynch ANYONE expecting a new ball game with the advent of the V8 Supercars Car of the Future era might have to wait a little longer.

Old hands top new era

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Michael Lynch, Adelaide All involved in the sport are tipping that the new set-up will bring a shake-up.

Mixed reviews for Texas motor feast

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Peter McKay Let's go to the verdict on the bold experiment - exporting Australian V8 Supercars to Texas. Did someone say ''coals to Newcastle'' or ''fridges to Eskimos"? The envelope please …

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Lowndes won't be braking just yet


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Peter McKay There are some grey flecks in his dark hair and he'll hit 40 next birthday, but don't think Craig Lowndes is planning a quieter life.

Kelly gang out to make another steal - this time in a Nissan

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Peter McKay Time is the enemy as the anointed Nissan team for the 2013 V8 Supercars series, Kelly Racing, works feverishly to get four Altima lookalike cars on the grid for next year's opening race, the Clipsal...

Whincup powers past as Davison runs on empty

Guy Hand IN A THRILLING race which came down to a last lap passing move, Holden's Jamie Whincup yesterday started his V8 Supercar title defence as a winner.