Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen

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Tasmania Supercars: Whincup and Mostert end van Gisbergen's winning streak

Jamie Whincup and Chas Mostert snapped Shane van Gisbergen's seven-race Supercars winning streak with victories at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes seventh straight win

Shane van Gisbergen dominated the opening heat of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment in cost saving push

Supercars is set to drop in-car rollbar adjustment as part of its 2022 Gen3 rules that are designed to reduce costs.

Winterbottom reveals cracked Supercars chassis woes

Mark Winterbottom says the post-season revelation of cracks in his chassis explained an inconsistent end to his 2020 Supercars campaign.

Engine tweak coming for Holden Supercars teams

A number of Holden teams, including series leader Triple Eight Race Engineering, will have an updated engine package at their disposal at some point during the 2021 Supercars season.

Supercars points leader van Gisbergen off painkillers since Sandown

Shane van Gisbergen says he has been off painkillers since last month's Sandown round to better track the recovery of his broken collarbone and ribs.

Bamber joins KGR for 2021 Bathurst 1000

Kelly Grove Racing has signed Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber for the 2021 Bathurst 1000.

Van Gisbergen claims Bathurst Triple Crown

Shane van Gisbergen has become just the second driver to win the Bathurst Triple Crown.

New Albert Park F1 layout will be five seconds faster
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New Albert Park F1 layout will be five seconds faster

The new-look Albert Park layout will lead to Formula 1 qualifying lap times dropping by as much as five seconds, according to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

COVID outbreak forces Tasmania Supercars round postponement

Supercars has postponed the upcoming Tasmania SuperSprint by a week in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Queensland.

Vettel struggling to handle F1 pressure - Berger

Pressure is to blame for Sebastian Vettel's ongoing run of relatively poor form, says former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger.

Supercars teams may make state border dash

Queensland-based Supercars teams may head for the New South Wales border as soon as tomorrow as their home state continues to deal with a new COVID-19 outbreak.

Supercars team owner Walkinshaw contracted COVID-19

Supercars team owner Ryan Walkinshaw was hospitalised during a battle with COVID-19 earlier this year.

Uncertainty over Supercars engine supply

There is uncertainty around the future of in-house engine programmes in Supercars ahead of the introduction of the Gen3 ruleset.

Scans reveal van Gisbergen also had broken ribs for Sandown wins

Scans on Supercars championship leader Shane van Gisbergen's broken collarbone have belatedly revealed that he also cracked three ribs when he crashed his mountain bike.

Reynolds surprised by fume inhalation during Sandown Supercars race

David Reynolds says his Kelly Grove Racing team will investigate how fumes got into the cabin and made him sick during one of Sunday's Supercars races at Sandown.

Miracle man van Gisbergen turned to bike stars for recovery help

Shane van Gisbergen turned to two-wheel superstars Chad Reed and Toby Price to help his recovery from a broken collarbone.

Sandown Supercars: Van Gisbergen keeps perfect run alive

Shane van Gisbergen remains unbeaten in the 2021 Supercars season after winning both of Sunday's races at Sandown.

'Weird' wheel compromise aided van Gisbergen's Sandown win

Shane van Gisbergen says a "weird" steering wheel position helped him take one of the greatest ever Supercars wins while nursing a broken collarbone at Sandown.

Sandown Supercars: Injured van Gisbergen storms to stunning win

Nursing a broken collarbone, Shane van Gisbergen drove from 17th on the grid to a remarkable victory in the opening Supercars race at Sandown.

Fuel concerns prompted Sandown Supercars lap reduction

Fuel range concerns prompted Supercars to reduce the lap count for the three sprint races at Sandown this weekend.

Triple Eight says van Gisbergen will drive at Sandown

Triple Eight part-owner Jess Dane says injured star Shane van Gisbergen will at least try and drive at this weekend's Supercars round at Sandown.

Dirt controversy triggers Supercars rule change

Supercars has tweaked its rules off the back of the dirt-slinging controversy at Mount Panorama last month.

Power was turned down by Ganassi for IndyCar drive in 2008

Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power has revealed he was turned down by Chip Ganassi Racing a year before he joined Team Penske in IndyCar.

Van Gisbergen breaks collarbone in bike crash

Shane van Gisbergen has undergone surgery for a broken collarbone after a mountain bike crash this morning.

Mount Panorama 500 Supercars opener was a one-off

Supercars isn't planning on using the single-driver format at the famous Mount Panorama circuit again in the near future

Bathurst Supercars: Van Gisbergen completes victory clean sweep at Mount Panorama 500

Shane van Gisbergen completed a Bathurst clean sweep by comfortably winning the second heat of the Mount Panorama 500

Bathurst Supercars: Van Gisbergen wins as disaster hits rivals

Shane van Gisbergen won the season-opening Supercars race at Bathurst, as two of his title rivals hit trouble

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Plus

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

OPINION: Roger Penske's operation helped lift Dick Johnson's faltering Ford team back to the top of Australian tin-tops. But, despite The Captain's departure, along with star driver Scott McLaughlin, there's no reason to expect an imminent decline from DJR

Bathurst Supercars: Mostert completes practice sweep at Mount Panorama 500

Chaz Mostert pipped former team-mate Cam Waters by 0.01 seconds to complete a clean sweep of practice at Mount Panorama ahead of the 2021 Supercars season opener

Australian GP open to permanent F1-MotoGP date swap

A permanent date swap between Australia's Formula 1 and MotoGP races is on the table for 2022 and beyond

Brown tops Winton per-season Supercars test

Will Brown put Erebus Motorsport on top in official pre-season Supercars testing at Winton ahead of the 2021 campaign

F1 simulations and driver feedback prompted Australian GP track layout changes

Simulations provided by Formula 1 and feedback from drivers prompted the impending layout change to the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne

Supercars Bathurst opener set to go ahead as Victoria lockdown lifts

The Supercars season-opener is poised to go ahead as planned as Victoria emerges from its snap lockdown

Australian GP track layout will change for 2021 F1 race

The layout of the Albert Park circuit will change before this year's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Bathurst winner Alex Premat secures Supercars return with Tickford

Alex Premat will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year thanks to a revised deal with Tickford Racing

Snap COVID-19 Victoria lockdown postpones Winton Supercars test

A snap five-day lockdown in Victoria has forced the postponement of the Winton pre-season Supercars test

New DJR signing De Pasquale enjoys 'faultless' shakedown at QR

Anton De Pasquale enjoyed a 'faultless' first shakedown of a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Mustang at Queensland Raceway today prior to Friday's pre-season test

Supercars to use F1-style qualifying system amid plans to expand the grid for 2022

Supercars will adopt a Formula 1-style qualifying system for its 2021 season

Australian touring car legend John Bowe diagnosed with cancer

Australian touring car legend John Bowe has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will begin treatment this coming week

Why Whincup's next move is no calculated gamble Plus

Why Whincup's next move is no calculated gamble

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But the team's outgoing boss Roland Dane has full faith that he'll be up to the task

Who are the contenders to replace Jamie Whincup at Triple Eight?

One of the best seats in Supercars will be up for grabs next season following the news that Jamie Whincup will retire from driving full-time and take over from Roland Dane as team principal. ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN considers the drivers in the frame to take over

Supercars hopes new fastest lap points rule will extend title fight

Supercars is hoping a new points prize for the fastest lap will help title fights go down to the wire

Retiring Supercars ace Jamie Whincup wishes to race overseas

Jamie Whincup will look to do some racing outside of Australia after retiring as a full-time Supercars driver at the end of this year

Triple Eight 'has a plan' to replace Supercars record breaker Whincup

Roland Dane says Triple Eight has a plan to replace record-breaking Supercars driver Jamie Whincup in 2022, but has also warned that plan could easily change over the coming year

Supercars legend Whincup to retire and run Triple Eight from 2022

Jamie Whincup will retire from full-time driving after the 2021 season and replace Roland Dane as the managing director and team principal of Supercars squad Triple Eight Race Engineering

Supercars opens official pre-season tests to fans

The gates will be open for the official pre-season Supercars tests at Queensland Raceway and Winton

WAU confirms Holdsworth Supercars Bathurst 1000 deal

Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed that Lee Holdsworth will partner Chaz Mostert at Supercars' showpiece Bathurst 1000

Stranded Supercars drivers free to travel to Australia from New Zealand

Supercars racers Shane van Gisbergen and Andre Heimgartner are free to return to Australia from New Zealand under updated travel regulations between the two nations

Supercars re-opens paddock to fans at Bathurst 2021 opener

The Supercars paddock will be open to fans for the first time in a year when the 2021 season kicks off at Mount Panorama next month

Seven-time champion Whincup predicting wild Supercars title battle

Jamie Whincup is predicting a wild battle for the 2021 Supercars title that could feature as many as 15 drivers

Nervous 72-hour wait for stranded Supercars drivers in New Zealand

A further suspension of the travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has left Supercars drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Andre Heimgartner facing another 72-hour wait

Supercars confirms staff cap and pre-season testing plan

Supercars will retain its strict cap on team personnel at events throughout the 2021 season and has confirmed a revised pre-season test plan

Supercars squad Tickford offered to race without REC income

Tickford Racing's rejected bid for a fourth entry included an offer to race in the Supercars Championship without any income from the additional Racing Entitlements Contract

Team Sydney signs Garry Jacobson to complete 2021 Supercars grid

Team Sydney has confirmed that Garry Jacobson will complete its line-up while also claiming the final spot on the 2021 Supercars Championship grid

Whincup gets new engineer in Triple Eight Supercars shake-up

Seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup will work with a new engineer in 2021 after a staffing shake up at Triple Eight that will conclude his seven-year partnership with David Cauchi

Reynolds joins Kelly Grove Racing for 2021 Supercars campaign

David Reynolds has joined Kelly Grove Racing for the 2021 Supercars season, pulling the covers off his Penrite-backed Ford

Dakar Rally motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin dies after crash

Dakar organisers have confirmed Pierre Cherpin has passed away following his crash on Sunday's seventh stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally

New ownership structure for Supercars squad Kelly Racing

Kelly Racing has split its ownership between Todd and Rick Kelly and the Grove Group heading into the 2021 Supercars season

Croke replaces Story as DJR Supercars team boss

Ben Croke will take over as team principal of Dick Johnson Racing as Ryan Story becomes chairman and CEO in a structural overhaul at the Ford Supercars squad