2012 International V8 Supercars Championship

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The 2012 International V8 Supercar Championship was an FIA sanctioned international motor racing series for V8 Supercars. It was the fourteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the sixteenth series in which V8 Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship began on 1 March at the Clipsal 500, with the Adelaide event returning to its place as the opening round, and finished on 2 December at the Homebush Street Circuit. The 53rd Australian Touring Car Championship title was awarded to the winner of the Drivers' Championship by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Jamie Whincup and Triple Eight Race Engineering started the season as the defending drivers' and teams' champions. At Winton, the penultimate event of the season, Whincup secured his defence of the Drivers Championship, with Triple Eight Race Engineering also wrapping up the Teams Championship. Whincup's team mate Craig Lowndes took second in the points standings from Mark Winterbottom, of Ford Performance Racing, at the final round of the series to give Triple Eight their second consecutive 1-2 finish in the Drivers Championship.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Jamie Whincup won the championship drving a Holden VE Commodore
Craig Lowndes placed second driving a Holden VE Commodore
Mark Winterbottom placed third driving a Ford FG Falcon

The following teams and drivers contested the 2012 championship.

Season entries Endurance race co-drivers
Team Vehicle No. Drivers Sandown/Bathurst Gold Coast
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Team Vodafone)
Holden VE Commodore 1 Australia Jamie Whincup[1] Australia Paul Dumbrell[2] France Sébastien Bourdais[2]
888 Australia Craig Lowndes[1] Australia Warren Luff[2] United Kingdom Richard Lyons[2]
Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore 2 Australia Garth Tander[3] Australia Nick Percat[4] Australia Ryan Briscoe[5]
22 Australia James Courtney[6] Australia Cameron McConville[4] United Kingdom Darren Turner [5]
Walkinshaw Racing (HRT) [7]
(Supercheap Auto Racing)
66 Australia Russell Ingall[8][9] Austria Christian Klien[10] United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck[5]
Tony D'Alberto Racing Ford FG Falcon 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto[11] Australia Dale Wood[12] Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[13]
Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth[14] New Zealand Craig Baird[15] France Simon Pagenaud[16]
9 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen[17] Australia Luke Youlden[18] Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen[16]
James Rosenberg Racing (SBR)
(Lucky 7 Racing)
47 Australia Tim Slade[19] Australia Andrew Thompson[20] Australia David Brabham[16]
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom[21] New Zealand Steven Richards[22] Australia Will Power[23]
6 Australia Will Davison[24] New Zealand John McIntyre[22] Finland Mika Salo[25]
Rod Nash Racing (FPR)
(The Bottle-O Racing Team)
55 Australia David Reynolds[26] Australia Dean Canto[27] Germany Nick Heidfeld[28]
Kelly Racing1
(Jack Daniel's Racing / Kelly Racing)
Holden VE Commodore 7 Australia Todd Kelly[29] Australia Tim Blanchard[30] United States Marco Andretti[31]
Australia Tim Blanchard[32][33] 2
11 Australia Karl Reindler[34] New Zealand Daniel Gaunt[35] France Franck Montagny[36]
15 Australia Rick Kelly[29] Australia David Russell[30] United States Graham Rahal[37]
51 New Zealand Greg Murphy[38][39] 3 Australia Owen Kelly[35] United Kingdom Justin Wilson[40]
Australia David Russell[41]
Canada Jacques Villeneuve[42]
Brad Jones Racing[43] Holden VE Commodore 8 Australia Jason Bright[43] Australia Andrew Jones[44] France Stephane Sarrazin[45]
14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard[46] Australia David Besnard[44] France Nicolas Minassian[45]
Britek Motorsport (BJR)
(Wilson Security Racing)
21 Australia David Wall[47] New Zealand Chris Pither[44] United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter[45]
Dick Johnson Racing
(Jim Beam Racing / Team Norton DJR)
Ford FG Falcon 17 Australia Steven Johnson[48] Denmark Allan Simonsen[49] Italy Max Papis[49]
18 Australia James Moffat[48] Australia Alex Davison[49] Netherlands Peter Kox[49]
Triple F Racing (DJR)
(Jim Beam Racing)
12 Australia Dean Fiore[50] New Zealand Matt Halliday[49] Italy Gianni Morbidelli[49]
Paul Morris Motorsport (DJR)
(V.I.P. Pet Foods)
49 Australia Steve Owen[51] Australia Paul Morris[49] United States Boris Said[49]
Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore 19 Australia Jonathon Webb New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[52] Germany Marc Lieb[53]
91 Australia Michael Patrizi[8][54] New Zealand Jonny Reid[55] Brazil Lucas di Grassi[56]
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
(Team iSelect)
Holden VE Commodore 30 Australia Taz Douglas[57] Australia Scott Pye[58] United Kingdom Mike Conway[59]
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Fujitsu Racing GRM)
Holden VE Commodore 33 France Alexandre Prémat[60][61] Australia Jack Perkins[62][63] United States Ricky Taylor[64]
Australia Greg Ritter[65] 4
New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[66] 5
34 Australia Michael Caruso[67] Australia Greg Ritter[63][68] Canada James Hinchcliffe[69]
"Wildcard" entries
Kelly Racing[70] 6 Holden VE Commodore 23 Australia Cameron Waters[71]
Australia Jesse Dixon[72]
Notes

Team and driver changes[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over thirty races at fifteen events. A provisional calendar was released on 8 October 2011.[81]

Race Event Circuit City / State Date Winner Team Report
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 1—4 March Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
2 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
3 Tasmania Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 30 March—1 April Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
4 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
5 New Zealand ITM Hamilton 400 Hamilton Street Circuit Hamilton, New Zealand 20—22 April Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
6 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing
7 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 4—6 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Report
8 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
9 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
10 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island 300 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 18—20 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Report
11 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
12 Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 15—17 June Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
13 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
14 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 6—8 July Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
15 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
16 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 3—5 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
17 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
18 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park 360[82] Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 25—26 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
19 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
QR Victoria (Australia) Dick Smith Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 14—16 September Luke Youlden Stone Brothers Racing Report
Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing
20 Craig Lowndes
Warren Luff
Triple Eight Race Engineering
21 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 4—7 October Jamie Whincup
Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
22 Queensland Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 19—21 October Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
23 Will Davison
Mika Salo
Ford Performance Racing
24 United Arab Emirates Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit Yas Island, United Arab Emirates 2—4 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
25 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
26 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
27 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 16—18 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
28 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
29 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 30 November—2 December Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
30 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing

Calendar changes[edit]

  • The Yas V8 400 was moved from the first eventof the championship to the first weekend of November, supporting the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. It was changed to a three sprint-race format.[83]
  • The Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains Raceway was moved from its November date to become the second event of the championship.
  • Phillip Island and Sandown switched formats. Phillip Island hosted a standalone race meeting in May, while Sandown returned to the 500 km endurance race format. The Sandown 500 featured a revised qualifying format.
  • The Queensland 300 was changed from the three-race structure which was used in 2011, returning to a more traditional two-race format.[84]
  • The Saturday races at Symmons Plains, Phillip Island, Winton and Queensland Raceway were extended by twenty kilometres.[84]
  • An additional international event was planned for the weekend of 11 November. At the 2012 Clipsal 500, V8 Supercars chairman Tony Cochrane said that the vacant place was "unlikely" to be filled by an Australian venue.[85] On 22 April 2012, it was announced that an international location could not be secured for the November date, and the Winton event was moved to November to replace it. The Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek will make a return to the calendar after a three year absence to fill in Winton's original August date.[86]

Championship standings[edit]

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded to the driver or drivers of a car that had completed 75% of the race distance and was running at the completion of the final lap. Various different points scales were applied to events having one, two, or three, ensuring that a driver would be awarded 300 points for winning all races at any event.

Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th
Event
format
2 Race Format 150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21
3 Race Format 100 92 86 80 74 68 64 60 56 52 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14
Sandown
Qualifying Races
50 46 43 40 37 34 32 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7
Sandown 500 200 184 172 160 148 136 128 120 112 104 96 92 88 84 80 76 72 68 64 60 56 52 48 44 40 36 32 28
Bathurst 1000 300 276 258 240 222 204 192 180 168 156 144 138 132 126 120 114 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36
Notes
  • 2 Race Format: denotes all races except the Perth, Sandown, Bathurst, Surfers Paradise, and Abu Dhabi events. These events have unique points systems.
  • 3 Race Format: the Trading Post Perth Challenge at Barbagallo Raceway and the Yas V8 200 at the Yas Marina Circuit consist of three races rather than two each. The total number of points on offer for each position remains the same as in other standard rounds, but is divided evenly across the three races.
  • Sandown: two drivers share one car for the main race. First qualifying race is for non-regular co-drivers. Lead drivers drive second qualifying race. Points from each race are awarded to both drivers.
  • Bathurst: two drivers share one car for the race. All points-paying positions are worth twice their standard values.
  • Surfers Paradise: each of the 28 regular drivers is required to have an international co-driver,[87] who is eligible to score points in the race. An "international co-driver" is defined as a driver who is known for competing in racing series outside Australia (the driver may be Australian but primarily raced in Asia, Europe, or the Americas), as opposed to a driver who competes with a racing licence issued by a country outside Australia and New Zealand (as is the case with Alexandre Premat, a Frenchman who is contesting the series as a regular driver).

Drivers Championship[edit]

Pos. [88] Driver [88] No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
HAM
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
YAS
United Arab Emirates
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts. [88]
1 Australia Jamie Whincup 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 Ret 5 1 2 1 1 3 3 23 1 19 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 5 5 3861
2 Australia Craig Lowndes 888 4 5 5 Ret 4 4 3 6 6 15 2 4 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 7 1 3 6 6 8 11 11 2 1 1 2 50 3522
3 Australia Mark Winterbottom 5 9 2 2 5 23 1 1 3 2 1 6 3 3 2 5 2 2 2 3 16 2 11 3 3 6 4 5 4 2 9 18 3457
4 Australia Will Davison 6 2 1 1 3 1 3 25 1 1 Ret 1 2 6 12 3 6 4 3 5 27 17 24 18 1 2 2 2 Ret 11 19 1 3049
5 Australia Tim Slade 47 12 10 8 4 15 11 6 7 8 3 12 6 10 21 12 9 8 16 14 4 7 7 5 4 4 6 3 6 5 2 4 2790
6 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen 9 11 6 4 2 22 10 7 11 18 2 4 7 7 22 7 7 7 7 13 1 5 12 10 9 3 3 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 2554
7 Australia Garth Tander 2 3 3 7 22 3 26 Ret 10 14 4 10 8 9 3 4 27 15 4 9 3 4 25 4 5 7 5 7 8 13 21 16 75 2462
8 Australia Lee Holdsworth 4 5 8 9 6 13 6 4 5 21 5 9 10 12 9 26 26 Ret 26 21 13 8 8 Ret 8 5 8 8 3 10 DNS 12 2189
9 Australia David Reynolds 55 Ret 7 6 26 Ret 7 13 9 26 21 8 5 8 6 6 22 26 13 7 2 6 2 Ret 13 13 7 12 11 8 17 7 50 2187
10 Australia James Courtney 22 Ret 25 18 8 7 22 5 13 12 18 13 12 11 10 15 15 14 6 10 8 9 4 7 17 Ret 14 13 24 18 3 3 2153
11 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 14 6 9 16 11 9 5 15 4 7 22 24 24 5 4 Ret 4 5 12 6 18 15 23 Ret 10 11 10 10 14 12 Ret 15 2035
12 Australia Jonathon Webb 19 23 DNS Ret 9 19 13 14 21 20 7 7 9 15 19 8 Ret Ret 9 17 9 10 6 2 14 10 9 EX 7 7 4 6 50 1987
13 Australia Russell Ingall 66 13 13 24 25 10 14 11 17 13 11 15 23 Ret 11 Ret 5 6 5 4 15 11 9 9 7 18 16 16 12 9 12 Ret 25 1935
14 Australia Rick Kelly 15 7 11 19 16 5 12 9 20 19 6 Ret Ret 23 8 20 12 25 17 15 6 12 15 8 11 27 12 9 13 19 6 11 1894
15 Australia Michael Caruso 34 22 22 15 7 8 25 8 12 9 23 20 Ret 4 14 25 8 9 8 11 5 14 5 Ret Ret 16 15 15 Ret 16 10 Ret 1770
16 Australia Jason Bright 8 Ret 16 25 14 12 21 10 8 4 8 3 13 13 Ret 10 20 17 10 8 10 13 21 12 Ret 19 17 Ret 20 6 Ret 9 1737
17 Australia Steven Johnson 17 10 17 11 21 11 15 19 19 10 19 17 18 19 17 13 10 11 27 19 12 21 17 16 12 15 22 18 16 26 Ret 10 1621
18 Australia Michael Patrizi 91 14 15 20 17 17 Ret 18 14 5 9 25 16 18 16 9 17 12 15 12 24 Ret Ret 11 DNS 12 18 19 9 27 16 19 62 1397
19 Australia Dean Fiore 12 16 19 22 18 16 16 16 18 15 17 19 19 17 24 18 11 20 25 18 21 16 22 17 19 17 23 Ret 19 14 15 21 75 1395
20 Australia Steve Owen 49 19 14 13 12 6 Ret Ret 27 16 10 21 14 22 7 11 16 10 20 22 22 25 Ret Ret 18 23 20 20 15 20 13 8 75 1393
21 Australia James Moffat 18 15 Ret 14 19 Ret 18 Ret 24 22 Ret 16 21 Ret 13 23 18 19 19 16 11 26 10 Ret Ret 9 13 6 5 17 8 22 25 1354
22 Australia Todd Kelly 7 8 23 10 10 14 9 21 22 23 12 11 11 14 15 21 13 16 14 23 17 18 18 50 1263
23 Australia Tony D'Alberto 3 21 12 26 15 18 8 20 15 Ret 13 Ret 15 21 18 14 25 13 11 20 14 23 Ret Ret DNS 14 19 17 10 23 11 Ret 112 1176
24 Australia Karl Reindler 11 20 20 23 24 Ret 20 23 23 17 16 23 17 Ret 25 22 14 21 22 25 25 20 19 Ret DNS 21 21 Ret 21 15 7 14 25 1147
25 Australia David Wall 21 18 21 Ret 23 21 23 22 25 Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 20 19 21 18 18 28 20 22 14 15 15 22 28 23 17 25 20 Ret 1142
26 Australia Taz Douglas 30 Ret 24 12 20 20 19 24 26 25 20 18 Ret 16 23 17 23 22 21 24 28 24 Ret 14 16 26 24 22 23 24 18 13 50 1079
27 France Alexandre Prémat 33 17 18 17 13 Ret 24 17 28 24 Ret 22 22 20 Ret 16 19 23 28 27 23 19 16 20 25 14 18 21 Ret 87 942
28 New Zealand Greg Murphy 51 24 DNS Ret 17 12 16 11 24 14 26 27 13 13 20 25 27 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 649
29 Australia Paul Dumbrell 1 2 3 1 534
30 Australia Warren Luff 888 5 1 3 527
31 Australia Dean Canto 55 3 6 2 501
32 Australia Tim Blanchard 7 17 18 18 Ret Ret 24 26 21 22 22 14 20 460
33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 19/33 7 10 6 17 422
34 Australia Cameron McConville 22 11 9 4 406
35 Australia Andrew Thompson 47 8 7 7 390
36 Australia Luke Youlden 9 1 5 12 386
37 Australia Greg Ritter 34 9 14 5 Ret DNS 371
38 New Zealand Steven Richards 5 EX 2 11 347
39 New Zealand Craig Baird 4 14 8 8 343
40 Australia David Russell 51 21 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 15 311
41 Australia Nick Percat 2 6 4 25 297
42 Australia Alex Davison 18 10 26 10 242
43 Australia Andrew Jones 8 13 13 21 220
44 New Zealand Chris Pither 21 18 22 14 210
45 Australia Jack Perkins 33 20 19 16 205
46 New Zealand Matt Halliday 12 15 16 22 188
47 Australia Owen Kelly 51 21 27 13 187
48 New Zealand John McIntyre 6 4 17 24 186
49 Australia David Besnard 14 23 15 23 181
50 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 11 24 20 19 177
51 Austria Christian Klien 66 19 11 9 168
52 Denmark Allan Simonsen 17 26 21 17 108
53 Australia Jesse Dixon 23 20 90
54 Australia Cameron Waters 23 20 90
55 Australia Dale Wood 3 16 23 Ret 88
56 Australia Scott Pye 30 22 24 Ret 64
57 Australia Paul Morris 49 27 26 Ret 61
58 New Zealand Jonny Reid 91 25 Ret Ret 21
Canada Jacques Villeneuve1 51 Ret 24 24 24 24 26 0
Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
HAM
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
YAS
United Arab Emirates
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes:

  • ^1 — Driver ineligible to score points.

Teams championship[edit]

TeamVodafone was awarded the Teams Championship
Pos. [89] Team [89] No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
HAM
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
YAS
United Arab Emirates
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts. [89]
1 TeamVodafone 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 Ret 5 1 2 1 1 3 3 23 1 2 19 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 5 5 7433
888 4 5 5 Ret 4 4 3 6 6 15 2 4 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 5 7 1 3 6 6 8 11 11 2 1 1 2
2 Ford Performance Racing 5 9 2 2 5 23 1 1 3 2 1 6 3 3 2 5 2 2 2 3 EX 16 2 11 3 3 6 4 5 4 2 9 18 6506
6 2 1 1 3 1 3 25 1 1 Ret 1 2 6 12 3 6 4 3 5 4 27 17 24 18 1 2 2 2 Ret 11 19 1
3 Stone Brothers Racing 4 5 8 9 6 13 6 4 5 21 5 9 10 12 9 26 26 Ret 26 21 14 13 8 8 Ret 8 5 8 8 3 10 DNS 12 4743
9 11 6 4 2 22 10 7 11 18 2 4 7 7 22 7 7 7 7 13 1 1 5 12 10 9 3 3 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret
4 Holden Racing Team 2 3 3 7 22 3 26 Ret 10 14 4 10 8 9 3 4 27 15 4 9 6 3 4 25 4 5 7 5 7 8 13 21 16 4690
22 Ret 25 18 8 7 22 5 13 12 18 13 12 11 10 15 15 14 6 10 11 8 9 4 7 17 Ret 14 13 24 18 3 3
5 Brad Jones Racing 8 Ret 16 25 14 12 21 10 8 4 8 3 13 13 Ret 10 20 17 10 8 13 10 13 21 12 Ret 19 17 Ret 20 6 Ret 9 3772
14 6 9 16 11 9 5 15 4 7 22 24 24 5 4 Ret 4 5 12 6 23 18 15 23 Ret 10 11 10 10 14 12 Ret 15
6 Tekno Autosports 19 23 DNS Ret 9 19 13 14 21 20 7 7 9 15 19 8 Ret Ret 9 17 7 9 10 6 2 14 10 9 EX 7 7 4 6 3496
91 14 15 20 17 17 Ret 18 14 5 9 25 16 18 16 9 17 12 15 12 25 24 Ret Ret 11 DNS 12 18 19 9 27 16 19
7 Jack Daniel's Racing 7 8 23 10 10 14 9 21 22 23 12 11 11 14 15 21 13 16 14 23 17 17 18 18 Ret Ret 24 26 21 22 22 14 20 3461
15 7 11 19 16 5 12 9 20 19 6 Ret Ret 23 8 20 12 25 17 15 12 6 12 15 8 11 27 12 9 13 19 6 11
8 Fujitsu Racing GRM 33 17 18 17 13 Ret 24 17 28 24 Ret 22 22 20 Ret 16 19 23 28 27 20 23 19 16 Ret DNS 20 25 14 18 21 Ret 17 2853
34 22 22 15 7 8 25 8 12 9 23 20 Ret 4 14 25 8 9 8 11 9 5 14 5 Ret Ret 16 15 15 Ret 16 10 Ret
9 Lucky 7 Racing 47 12 10 8 4 15 11 6 7 8 3 12 6 10 21 12 9 8 16 14 8 4 7 7 5 4 4 6 3 6 5 2 4 2790
10 The Bottle-O Racing Team 55 Ret 7 6 26 Ret 7 13 9 26 21 8 5 8 6 6 22 26 13 7 3 2 6 2 Ret 13 13 7 12 11 8 17 7 2237
11 Kelly Racing 11 20 20 23 24 Ret 20 23 23 17 16 23 17 Ret 25 22 14 21 22 25 24 25 20 19 Ret DNS 21 21 Ret 21 15 7 14 2022
51 24 DNS 21 Ret Ret 17 12 16 11 24 14 Ret Ret Ret 24 24 24 24 26 21 26 27 13 13 20 25 27 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
12 Supercheap Auto Racing 66 13 13 24 25 10 14 11 17 13 11 15 23 Ret 11 Ret 5 6 5 4 19 15 11 9 9 7 18 16 16 12 9 12 Ret 1960
13 Jim Beam Racing (17) 17 10 17 11 21 11 15 19 19 10 19 17 18 19 17 13 10 11 27 19 26 12 21 17 16 12 15 22 18 16 26 Ret 10 1621
14 Jim Beam Racing (12) 12 16 19 22 18 16 16 16 18 15 17 19 19 17 24 18 11 20 25 18 15 21 16 22 17 19 17 23 Ret 19 14 15 21 1470
15 V.I.P. Pet Foods 49 19 14 13 12 6 Ret Ret 27 16 10 21 14 22 7 11 16 10 20 22 27 22 25 Ret Ret 18 23 20 20 15 20 13 8 1468
16 Team Norton DJR 18 15 Ret 14 19 Ret 18 Ret 24 22 Ret 16 21 Ret 13 23 18 19 19 16 10 11 26 10 Ret Ret 9 13 6 5 17 8 22 25 1354
17 Tony D'Alberto Racing 3 21 12 26 15 18 8 20 15 Ret 13 Ret 15 21 18 14 25 13 11 20 16 14 23 Ret Ret DNS 14 19 17 10 23 11 Ret 1288
18 Wilson Security Racing 21 18 21 Ret 23 21 23 22 25 Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 20 19 21 18 18 28 18 20 22 14 15 15 22 28 23 17 25 20 Ret 1142
19 Team iSelect 30 Ret 24 12 20 20 19 24 26 25 20 18 Ret 16 23 17 23 22 21 24 22 28 24 Ret 14 16 26 24 22 23 24 18 13 1129
Pos. Team No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
HAM
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
YAS
United Arab Emirates
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes
  • † — denotes a single-car team.

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

The Manufacturers Championship was awarded to GM Holden.[90]

See also[edit]

2012 V8 Supercar season

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