2010 Yas V8 400

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Race details
Round 1 of 14 in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series on the Yas Marina Circuit at Yas Island, United Arab Emirates.
Date 18–20 February 2010
Location Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Course Yas Marina Circuit
4.5 km
Distance 86 (2 x 43) laps, 392 km
Weather Fine
Pole
Driver R1: Jamie Whincup
R2: Mark Winterbottom
R1: Triple Eight Race Engineering
R2: Ford Performance Racing
Time R1: 1:58.114
R2: 1:58.037
Race 1
First Jamie Whincup 1:28:04.434 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Second Craig Lowndes 1:28:05.373 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Third Mark Winterbottom 1:28:06.386 Ford Performance Racing
Race 2
First Jamie Whincup 1:27:28.373 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Second Mark Winterbottom 1:27:32.435 Ford Performance Racing
Third Shane Van Gisbergen 1:27:40.204 Stone Brothers Racing

The 2010 Yas V8 400 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars. It was the first race of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series. It was held on the weekend of February 18–20 on Yas Marina Circuit, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was the first time V8 Supercar visited the circuit and only the fourth time V8 Supercar had visited the Middle-East, having three times previously raced at the Bahrain International Circuit. The two Asian venues were linked together for the 2010 season, causing the cancellation of the 2009 Desert 400 at Bahrain, and the 2010 Desert 400 will take place the week following the Yas V8 400.

The weekend was dominated by Triple Eight Race Engineering and by reigning champion Jamie Whincup who won both races over the course of the weekend. Team mate Craig Lowndes had a second and fifth, proving that the off-season change from Ford to Holden has been no impediment to their success. Between them on points is leading Ford driver Mark Winterbottom taking a third and a second for the weekend. The other driver to claim a top three finish was Stone Brothers Racing Ford driver Shane Van Gisbergen who finished third under pressure in Race 2.

Report[edit]

Race 1[edit]

After qualifying second, Garth Tander sent to the rear of grid for not having jack stands under the car while crew member were working on the car. Mark Winterbottom won the start of the race ahead of Jamie Whincup, Will Davison, Lee Holdsworth, James Courtney and Alex Davison.

Paul Morris hit and spun Todd Kelly off the track, with Garth Tander getting tangled up as a result.

James Courtney, suffering from clutch problems, tapped the rear of Lee Holdsworth, shoving slightly aside at the chicane. Courtney later moved aside and let Holdsowrth back in front.

Four laps in, race leader Winterbottom was assigned a ten second penalty for starting outside of his grid box. Whincup took the lead from Winterbottom at turn 1 on lap 8. It was a lead Winterbottom would never regain with Craig Lowndes climbing into second after Winterbottom served his ten second penalty at his first pitsop.

James Courtney finished in fourth position ahead of Lee Holdsworth and Shane Van Gisbergen. Paul Dumbrell drove an excellent race for his new team to finish seventh ahead of V8 Supercar rookie Jonathon Webb after an excellent drive. Alex Davison and Rick Kelly rounded out the top ten.

Holden Racing Team had a poor day with 2009 series runner up Will Davison stopping with engine failure while Garth Tander was disqualified from qualifying for a pitlane infringement. The rear of grid start saw Tander get tangled with other cars during the race leaving the car damaged and he limped home for 26th position after losing four laps.

Race 2[edit]

Paul Morris pulled into the pits before the start of the race. Todd Kelly and Michael Caruso tangled in a chaotic start which also saw Steven Richards spun in front of the field after contact with Tony D'Alberto and contact between Craig Lowndes and Shane Van Gisbergen. Alex Davison also completed the lap with a fender bent onto a tyre, forcing a lap one pitstop. The steel cords from the tyre wrapped themselves around the front left suspension causing a long stop.

Jamie Whincup won the start from Garth Tander, Rick Kelly, James Courtney and a slow away polesitter, Mark Winterbottom with a short gap to Lowndes and Van Gisbergen. Van Gisbergen soon fought past Lowndes, the Triple Eight Commodore slowing after the heavy contact on the opening lap and fell into the clutches of Steven Johnson.

Todd Kelly was spun around by Dean Fiore, then later made heavy contact with Daniel Gaunt on lap 18, resulting in a puncture and deranged front right corner of Kelly's Commodore.

Garth Tander pitted on lap 20 after the wheel nut fell off the front left wheel. The hub was damaged returned to the pits and a replacement wheel was not able to be fitted successfully and his car was pushed into the garage to attempt a repair.

Whincup capitalised on a good race start and held the lead for most of the race, winning from Winterbottom who clawed back to second after his poor start. Shane Van Gisbergen claimed third after strong race to return Stone Brothers Racing to form after a rebuilding year in 2009. Rick Kelly got the best of Craig Lowndes for fourth position with James Courtney next. Lee Holdsworth took Steven Johnson for seventh on the final lap with Russell Ingall and Jason Bright completing the top ten.

Results[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying Race 1[edit]

Qualifying timesheets:[2][3]

Pos No Name Car Team Shootout Qualifying
Pole 1 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:58.114 1:58.204
2 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:58.662 1:58.521
3 18 James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:58.679 1:58.897
4 22 Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:58.854 1:58.709
5 14 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:58.900 1:59.113
6 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:59.356 1:59.050
7 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:59.418 1:58.979
8 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:59.525 1:58.405
9 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 2:09.287 1:58.499
10 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:59.136
11 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:59.198
12 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:59.240
13 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:59.321
14 11 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:59.371
15 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:59.376
16 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:59.427
17 3 Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:59.897
18 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:59.903
19 8 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:59.912
20 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 2:00.073
21 10 Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 2:00.077
22 6 Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 2:00.177
23 24 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 2:00.183
24 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 2:00.379
25 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 2:00.390
26 51 Paul Morris Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 2:00.845
27 30 Daniel Gaunt Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 2:00.885
28 16 Tony Ricciardello Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 2:03.013
Exc 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:58.355 1:58.322

Race 1[edit]

Race timesheets:[4]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 43 1:28:04.434 1 150
2 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 43 +0.9s 9 138
3 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 43 +2.0s 2 129
4 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 43 +11.9s 3 120
5 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 43 +13.0s 6 111
6 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 43 +22.2s 8 102
7 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 43 +23.7s 10 96
8 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 43 +31.3 15 90
9 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 43 +35.3 7 84
10 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 43 +37.6s 16 78
11 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 43 +38.3s 13 72
12 8 Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 43 +41.0s 19 69
13 11 Jason Bargwanna Kelly Racing 43 +42.7s 14 66
14 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 43 +43.9s 18 63
15 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 43 +45.8s 11 60
16 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 43 +1:00.1s 22 57
17 24 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 43 +1:01.3s 23 54
18 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 43 +1:18.5s 17 51
19 10 Andrew Thompson Walkinshaw Racing 43 +1:22.6s 21 48
20 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 43 +1:36.7s 25 45
21 14 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 43 +1:50.2s 9 42
22 30 Daniel Gaunt Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 43 +1:51.7s 27 39
23 51 Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport 42 + 1 lap 26 36
24 16 Tony Ricciardello Kelly Racing 42 + 1 lap 28 33
25 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 40 + 3 laps 20 30
26 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 36 + 7 laps 29 27
27 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 34 + 9 laps 12 24
Ret 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 28 engine 4
Ret 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 23 24

Qualifying Race 2[edit]

Qualifying timesheets:[5]

Pos No Name Car Team Qualifying
Pole 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:58.037
2 1 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:58.215
3 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:58.378
4 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:58.393
5 18 James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:58.442
6 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:58.524
7 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:58.530
8 8 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:58.552
9 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:58.585
10 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:58.588
11 14 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:58.595
12 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:58.612
13 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:58.663
14 11 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:58.845
15 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:58.848
16 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:59.043
17 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:59.176
18 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:59.308
19 24 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:59.373
20 6 Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:59.527
21 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:59.569
22 22 Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:59.683
23 3 Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:59.752
24 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:59.927
25 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:59.962
26 10 Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 2:00.078
27 51 Paul Morris Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 2:00.562
28 30 Daniel Gaunt Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 2:01.438
29 16 Tony Ricciardello Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 2:02.002

Race 2[edit]

Race timesheets:[6]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 43 1:27:28.373 2 150
2 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 43 +4.1s 1 138
3 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 43 +11.8s 7 129
4 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 43 +17.4s 3 120
5 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 43 +18.3s 6 111
6 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 43 +31.6s 5 102
7 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 43 +35.5s 15 96
8 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 43 +35.6s 13 90
9 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 43 +39.4 17 84
10 14 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 43 +42.1s 11 78
11 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 43 +45.3s 10 72
12 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 43 +51.5s 21 69
13 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 43 +57.6s 18 66
14 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 43 +1:03.0 22 63
15 11 Jason Bargwanna Kelly Racing 43 +1:03.4 14 60
16 24 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 43 +1:15.9s 19 57
17 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 43 +1:17.2s 20 54
18 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 43 +1:17.8 16 51
19 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 43 +1:20.1s 23 48
20 10 Andrew Thompson Walkinshaw Racing 43 +1:26.5s 26 45
21 8 Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 43 +1:27.9 8 42
22 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 43 +1:53.1s 24 39
23 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 42 + 1 lap 25 36
24 30 Daniel Gaunt Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 42 + 1 lap 28 33
25 16 Tony Ricciardello Kelly Racing 42 + 1 lap 29 30
26 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 42 + 1 lap 12 27
27 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 41 + 2 laps 9 24
Ret 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 19 wheel hub 4
DNS 51 Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport 0 27

Standings[edit]

  • After Race 2 of 26
Pos No Name Team Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 300
2 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 267
3 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 249
4 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 231
5 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 222

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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