Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen is's Australian Editor and provides award-winning coverage of Supercars. He started his career working for Australasian Motorsport News in Melbourne, working his way into the top digital editor role before relocating to Mainz, Germany, in 2012. During his three-year stint in Europe he covered a number of series, including the DTM, while working for Autosport, before returning to Australia as part of's global expansion in early 2015. Alongside his commitments Andrew is one-third of the successful Below the Bonnet podcast. He lives in Perth with his wife Anne, kids Nico and Billie and chihuahua Coco.

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Campbell prefers IMSA seat to WEC with works Porsche 963 LMDh

Porsche factory driver Matt Campbell says he would prefer an IMSA SportsCar Championship programme in 2023 to racing the marque's new 963 LMDh in the World Endurance Championship.

Supercars star Kostecki explains 2023 NASCAR plan

Supercars star Brodie Kostecki is looking to dovetail a partial NASCAR Cup Series programme with his Australian commitments next season.

Supercars Darwin: Mostert wins thrilling finale fending off De Pasquale

Chaz Mostert held off Anton De Pasquale to win a thrilling final Supercars race of the Darwin Triple Crown.

Mostert disqualified from Darwin race 1 for using air blower on grid

Chaz Mostert has received his second disqualification in as many days after being scrubbed from today's opening Supercars race in Darwin.

Supercars Darwin: De Pasquale beats Davison to win tense Race 1

Anton De Pasquale won a tense opening heat of the Darwin Triple Crown from Will Davison and a fast-finishing Shane van Gisbergen.

Supercars set to retain Australian GP support slot

Supercars is expected to retain its spot on the Australian Grand Prix undercard next year despite FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 making the trip down under.

Five F1 season-opener slots for Australian GP

The Australian Grand Prix will be the season-opening Formula 1 race for at least five of the next 13 years as part of its new deal.

Van Gisbergen to make WRC debut in New Zealand

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen will make his World Rally Championship debut at Rally New Zealand later this year.

Supercars team owners receive Queen's Birthday honours

Supercars team owners Betty Klimenko and Ryan Story have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Supercars outlaws natural tyre warming tactic from Darwin round

Supercars has outlawed teams from naturally warming tyres in direct sunlight, with the rule changes coming in effective immediately.

How a Supercars star rescued his Le Mans dream

Shane van Gisbergen thought his Le Mans 24 Hours dream was dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but free to travel again and with a race seat secured for this year, could this be the chance the Supercars star uses to shine on the global stage?

Supercars legend Lowndes to share Bathurst 1000 wildcard with rising star

Supercars legend Craig Lowndes is set to team up with rising star Declan Fraser to pilot a Triple Eight wildcard at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Supercars Winton: Waters pips van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off a hard-charging Shane van Gisbergen to take a second win from three Supercars races at Winton in the final contest, as the latter won race two.

Supercars Winton: Waters holds on in thrilling opener

Cam Waters held off a determined challenge from Shane van Gisbergen to win the first of three Supercars races at Winton.

September target for key Supercars Gen3 aero test amid Mustang changes

Supercars wants to begin formal aero homologation of its Gen3 cars in September, however that will depend on the global launch of the new Ford Mustang.

SunEnergy1 Mercedes takes dominant Bathurst 12 Hour win

Jules Gounon, Luca Stolz, Martin Konrad and Kenny Habul dominated the final three stints to win the Bathurst 12 Hour in their SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes.

Drivers slam "shocking" Bathurst 12 Hour conditions
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Drivers slam "shocking" Bathurst 12 Hour conditions

Leading drivers Chaz Mostert and David Reynolds have labelled a foggy night time stint to start the Bathurst 12 Hour as "dangerous" and "ridiculous".

Bathurst 12 Hour: Mostert pips van der Linde to pole

Chaz Mostert pipped fellow Melbourne Performance Centre Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde by eight one hundredths of a second to score pole position for the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour.

What to expect from the returning Bathurst 12 Hour

International GT racing returns to Mount Panorama this weekend with the first running of the Bathurst 12 Hour since early 2020.

Ford caps number of 2023 Supercars entries

Ford has put a firm cap on the amount of Gen3-spec Mustangs that will feature on the Supercars grid next season.

Why WAU risked fan backlash for factory Ford deal

The lure of factory support, even at the expense of some diehard fans, drove Walkinshaw Andretti United's defection from GM to Ford.

Walkinshaw Andretti United's Ford Supercars switch official

Walkinshaw Andretti United's sensational defection to Ford for the 2023 Supercars season is now official.

Mostert calls on Supercars to ban abusive fans

Chaz Mostert has called on Supercars to hold fans that are abusive online accountable with sanctions such as lifetime event bans.

Walkinshaw Andretti United linked to Ford Supercars switch

Walkinshaw Andretti United is set to make a shock switch to Ford Mustangs for the 2023 Supercars Championship.

Van Gisbergen questions "rude" penalty for Supercars rival Waters

Shane van Gisbergen says he felt sorry for Supercars rival Cam Waters after a "rude" penalty took him out of contention for victory in Perth's second of three sprint races.

Supercars Perth: Van Gisbergen wins tense finale

Shane van Gisbergen beat Will Davison in a tense final Supercars race in Perth, with James Courtney keeping hold of second place late on.

Supercars Perth: Davison takes controversial win after Waters penalty

Will Davison won his first Supercars race in six years in Perth after long-time leader Cam Waters was slapped with a controversial time penalty.

Supercars Perth: Van Gisbergen triumphs in opener

Shane van Gisbergen managed his tyres to beat early leader Anton De Pasquale in the opening sprint race at the Perth SuperNight.

Targa Tasmania tarmac rally future uncertain after latest death

The Targa Tasmania tarmac rally faces an uncertain future after a fourth death in the last two events following a fatality at this year’s edition on Wednesday.

Driver killed at Targa Tasmania rally in Australia

The Targa Tasmania rally has been rocked by a fatal crash on the second day of the 2022 running of the event.

Erebus frustrated at Supercars Gen3 car build delay

Erebus Motorsport is frustrated it hasn't been able to get its Gen3 Supercar build underway yet, according to CEO Barry Ryan.

Gasly: Upgrades will be ‘big test’ of AlphaTauri's F1 potential

Pierre Gasly thinks that the upgrades AlphaTauri is planning to bring for Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be a big test of its prospects for this season.

Alpine F1 team open to Piastri loan deal for 2023

Alpine is open to loaning Oscar Piastri to another Formula 1 team for the 2023 season – as long as a return is part of the deal.

Alpine outlines "intense" Piastri F1 reserve role

Oscar Piastri's test and reserve role with Alpine will have a unique intensity to it as the team prepares him for Formula 1, says the manufacturer's CEO Laurent Rossi.

Van Gisbergen to miss Bathurst 6 Hour due to COVID-19

Shane van Gisbergen has withdrawn from this weekend's Bathurst 6 Hour after contracting COVID-19.

Verstappen: "No reason to believe" in F1 title right now

Max Verstappen believes there is "no reason to believe" in the Formula 1 title at the moment after suffering two retirements in the first three races of the season.

Verstappen: No clear fix for Red Bull's early season F1 struggles

Max Verstappen says there is no “clear fix” for Red Bull’s early Formula 1 struggles in 2022 after retiring for the second time in three races in Australia on Sunday.

Verstappen: F1 must speed up “turtle” Aston Martin safety car

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has urged Formula 1 to speed up its "turtle" Aston Martin Vantage safety car as drivers struggled to maintain tyre temperature at the Australian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo buoyed by improved McLaren pace in Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo has been left buoyed by McLaren's pace after what he described as a "mega" team result at the Australian Grand Prix.

Supercars Albert Park: Mostert wins finale after van Gisbergen error

A rare mistake from Shane van Gisbergen helped seal Supercars Race 4 honours for Chaz Mostert at Albert Park.

Vettel slams "joke" F1 Australian GP scooter fine

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel has labelled his €5000 fine for riding a scooter on the Albert Park circuit on Friday a "joke".

Supercars Albert Park: Van Gisbergen doubles up after reeling in Davison

Shane van Gisbergen easily ran down Will Davison to take his second Supercars race win of the day at Albert Park.

Supercars Albert Park: Van Gisbergen dominates second race

Shane van Gisbergen dominated the second of four Supercars heats at Albert Park, while a wild battle for third turned nasty at the last corner.

Supercars Albert Park: Mostert wins wild opening race

Chaz Mostert won a wild opening Supercars race at Albert Park in which Shane van Gisbergen charged from last to third.

Formula 1 drivers to drive Supercars at Albert Park

Formula 1 stars are set to sample Supercars hardware in a special demonstration at Albert Park later today.

How a doomed Australian motorsport classic was saved

Previously host to the Australian Grand Prix, the Adelaide street track was among the jewels in the Supercars calendar - but fell on hard times and dropped off the calendar, seemingly for good. Now however the Adelaide 500 is set to run this December despite more than a few setbacks, in an incredible comeback story

F1's Australian GP track changes: What's changed at Albert Park and why?

Australia's Albert Park Circuit has undergone some changes since F1 last raced there in 2019, but how has the track changed and will it improve racing? Find out here.

Toyota Racing Series to loan cars to W Series

The Toyota Racing Series will loan 18 of its FT60 cars to the W Series to be used at two separate events this season.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen dominates to complete clean sweep

Shane van Gisbergen complete a Symmons Plains clean sweep with a controlled win in the third and final race of the Tasmania Supercars round.

Supercars Symmons Plains: Van Gisbergen charges to opening heat victory

Shane van Gisbergen muscled his way to victory from fifth on the grid in the opening heat of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

F1 Australian GP can't have record race day crowd due to staff shortages

COVID-19 pandemic-related staff shortages will prevent the Australian Grand Prix from targeting a record Formula 1 race day crowd next month.

Adelaide 500 set for 2022 Supercars return after state election win

The Adelaide 500 will almost certainly close out the 2022 Supercars season following a dominant election win by the Labor party in South Australia.

Supercars champions Ambrose and Tander to drive Gen3 car ahead of Tasmania test

Supercars will host a full blown test of its Gen3 machinery at Symmons Plains after champions Marcos Ambrose and Garth Tander demonstrate the cars at the Tasmania SuperSprint.

Mostert says new Supercars team-mate Percat already 'keeping him honest'

Chaz Mostert says new Supercars team-mate Nick Percat is already 'keeping him honest' based on data from Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Supercars Sydney: Mostert wins mixed-weather thriller

Chaz Mostert snatched victory in a mixed-weather thriller to close out the opening round of the Supercars season at Sydney Motorsport Park. 

Supercars Sydney: Van Gisbergen three-stops to victory in season opener

Triple Eight Holden driver Shane van Gisbergen used a three-stop strategy to win the opening Supercars race of the season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Triple Eight takes legal action against Supercars engineer Cauchi

Triple Eight is taking legal action of what it believes is a breach of contract involving David Cauchi and Grove Racing.

The five Supercars young-guns to watch in 2022

There’s a changing of the guard looming as Australia’s Supercars series gets back on the rails at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. Autosport picks out five future stars to keep an eye on this term, with expert insight from ex-racer and paddock observer Mark Larkham

Bathurst 12 Hour to be Pro-Am event in 2022, GT3 Pro class dropped

The Pro class has been dropped from the postponed 2022 edition of the Bathurst 12 Hour enduro, with Pro-Am now forming the top class.

Coulthard lands Supercars return for Bathurst with Walkinshaw

Ousted Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard will join reigning Bathurst 1000 champions Walkinshaw Andretti United for the 2022 running of the enduro as a co-driver.