2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

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Round 1 of 14 in the 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship on the Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide Park Lands at Adelaide, South Australia.
Date 2–3 March 2013
Location Adelaide, South Australia
Course Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide Park Lands
3.22 km
Distance 156 (2 x 78) laps, 500 km
Weather Fine and hot for Race 1
Pole
Driver R1: Shane Van Gisbergen
R2: Shane Van Gisbergen
R1: Tekno
R2: Tekno
Time R1: 1:21.3595
R2: 1:20.7148
Race 1
First Craig Lowndes 1:49:37.3127 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Second Will Davison 1:49:57.8330 Ford Performance
Racing
Third Jamie Whincup 1:50:29.6917 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Race 2
First Shane Van
Gisbergen
1:51:52.4116 Tekno Autosports
Second Jamie Whincup 1:51:54.6309 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Third Craig Lowndes 1:51:56.2409 Triple Eight Race Engineering

The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide was a motor race for V8 Supercars held on 2 and 3 March, 2013. The event was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia,[1] and consisted of two races of two hundred and fifty kilometres in length. It was the first round of the 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship,[2] and marked the racing debuts of the Holden VF Commodore,[3] Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG,[4] and Nissan Altima L33,[5] all of which were entered in the series under the brand-new "Car of the Future" regulations;[6] Ford continued to use the FG Falcon model raced in previous years, but built to Car of the Future specifications.

Report[edit]

Race 1[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

The Holden VF Commodore of Shane van Gisbergen at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Holden VF Commodore of Jamie Whincup at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of Mark Winterbottom at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Pos. No. Name Car Team Time
1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.87311
2 97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.87311
3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.8892
4 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.0594
5 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.1496
6 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1865
7 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.2323
8 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.2653
9 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:21.3006
10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.3136
11 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5084
12 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:21.6164
13 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.6701
14 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.6903
15 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.6930
16 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:21.7393
17 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.7477
18 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.7832
19 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.8651
20 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.8754
21 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.9048
22 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:21.9709
23 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:22.1206
24 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.2518
25 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.2749
26 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:22.2837
27 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.8720
28 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:23.2133
Source:[7]

Notes:

  • ^1Craig Lowndes and Shane Van Gisbergen both set lap times that were identical to the ten-thousandth of a second. As Lowndes had set his laptime before Van Gisbergen, he was awarded provisional pole.

Top 10 Shootout[edit]

FPos. No. Name Car Team QPos. Time
1 97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 2 1:21.3595
2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 8 1:21.4075
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1 1:21.4453
4 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 5 1:21.4852
5 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 1:21.5258
6 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 9 1:21.5916
7 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 4 1:21.6558
8 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 7 1:21.7859
9 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 10 1:22.1825
10 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 6 1:22.2235
Source:[8]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Name Car Team Grid Time Points
1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 1:49:37.3127 150
2 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 7 +20.5203 138
3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 5 +32.1287 129
4 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 8 +35.5821 120
5 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 9 +37.3925 111
6 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 10 +38.6829 102
7 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 18 +39.0363 96
8 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 6 +48.4746 90
9 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 16 +49.2109 84
10 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 12 +66.0578 78
11 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 19 +68.5664 72
12 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 22 +71.4827 69
13 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 11 +73.2353 66
14 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 14 +1 lap 63
15 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 24 +1 lap 60
16 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 26 +1 lap 57
17 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 23 +1 lap 54
18 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 25 +2 laps 51
19 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 4 +3 laps 48
20 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 21 +6 laps 45
21 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 15 +7 laps 42
22 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +11 laps 39
23 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 13 +14 laps 36
24 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 28 +19 laps 33
Ret 97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1 Retired
Ret 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 27 Retired
Ret 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 17 Retired
Ret 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 2 Retired
Source:[9]

Race 2[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Name Car Team Time
1 97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.7148
2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:20.8233
3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.8553
4 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:20.9329
5 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.9338
6 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1051
7 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1071
8 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:21.1406
9 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:21.1900
10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.3450
11 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:21.4110
12 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:21.4325
13 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.4386
14 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.4568
15 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5321
16 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.5378
17 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5578
18 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.5747
19 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.7091
20 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:21.7143
21 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:21.9685
22 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:22.1783
23 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:22.2016
24 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:22.2814
25 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.3014
26 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.3925
27 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:22.3968
28 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:23.3731
Source:[10]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Name Car Team Grid Time Points
1 97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1 1:51:52.4116 150
2 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 +2.2193 138
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 8 +3.8293 129
4 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 9 +7.0731 120
5 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 2 +7.3886 111
6 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 4 +7.9701 102
7 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 10 +8.9026 96
8 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 11 +12.5191 90
9 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 7 +14.3227 84
10 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 20 +14.6458 78
11 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 15 +18.0410 72
12 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 17 +18.8045 69
13 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 19 +19.9581 66
14 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 16 +53.4477 63
15 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 21 +1 lap 60
16 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 22 +1 lap 57
17 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 27 +1 lap 54
Ret 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 18 Retired
Ret 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 14 Retired
Ret 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 24 Retired
Ret 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 12 Retired
Ret 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 26 Retired
Ret 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 25 Retired
Ret 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 23 Retired
Ret 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 28 Retired
Ret 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 5 Retired
Ret 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 13 Retired
Ret 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 6 Retired
Source:[11]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide’s iconic Clipsal 500 dates announced for landmark 2013 opener". SpeedCafe.com. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Creek dropped from calendar". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 15 October 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Holden changes direction for VF V8 Supercar styling". SpeedCafe. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz to join V8 Supercars". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nissan to unveil its V8 Supercars future in New York". Speedcafe.com. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Gunther, Briar (29 March 2010). "Car of the Future released". V8Supercars.com.au (BigPond Sport). Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lowndes edges Van Gisbergen to provisional Adelaide pole". SpeedCafe.com. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (1 March 2013). "Shane van Gisbergen scores pole for Race 1 in Adelaide". SpeedCafe.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lowndes equals record with victory". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Van Gisbergen and Winterbottom stage front-row repeat for Race 2". Speedcafe.com. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Van Gisbergen wins Adelaide race two". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
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