2018 Sandown 500

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Victoria (Australia) 2018 Rabble.club Sandown 500
Event Information
Round 12 of 16 in the 2018 Supercars Championship
Sandown (Australia) track map.svg
Date14–16 September 2018
LocationMelbourne, Victoria
VenueSandown Raceway
WeatherFriday: Showers
Saturday: Showers
Sunday: Clearing
Results
Race 1
Distance 161 laps 505.254 km
Pole position Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:07.8389
Winner Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
3:31:35.7850

The 2018 Sandown 500 (known for sponsorship purposes as the 2018 Rabble.club Sandown 500) was a motor racing event for Supercars, held on the weekend of 14 to 16 September 2018. The event was held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and consisted of one race, 500 kilometres in length. It was the twelfth event of sixteen in the 2018 Supercars Championship and hosted Race 24 of the series. It was also the first event of the 2018 Enduro Cup.

The race was won by Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell driving a Holden Commodore ZB.[1]

Background[edit]

The event was the 48th running of the Sandown 500, which was first held in 1964 as a six-hour race for series production touring cars. It was the fourteenth time the race had been held as part of the Supercars Championship and the sixth time it formed part of the Enduro Cup. The defending winners of the race were Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway.

The event was promoted as a "retro round", with teams encouraged to use adaptations of Australian touring car liveries from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, although some teams extended beyond these parameters when devising a livery.

The following cars carried a retro livery during the event:

Vehicle Notes
Walkinshaw Andretti United 2 Holden Racing Team livery used by Garth Tander and Mark Skaife in the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series.[2]
25
Erebus Motorsport 9 Roadways Racing 'Chickadee' livery used by 1986 Bathurst 1000 winners, Allan Grice and Graeme Bailey.[2]
99 'Chickadee Chicken' livery used by Graeme Bailey and Steve Land in the 1982 Sandown 400[2]
DJR Team Penske 12 Dick Johnson Racing livery used by Dick Johnson and John Bowe in the 1988 Australian Touring Car Championship.[2]
17
Brad Jones Racing 14 Livery based on one used by Bob Jane in the 1970s on his Holden HQ Monaro GTS350 Sports Sedan.[2]
Nissan Motorsport 15 Perkins Engineering livery used by Russell Ingall, Steven Richards and Larry Perkins in the 2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series.[2]
78 Livery inspired by various 1960's Nissan Motorsport liveries.[2]
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18 Wyong Motors Pty Ltd livery used by Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland in the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500.[2]
Tim Blanchard Racing 21 Benson & Hedges Racing livery used by Blanchard's father, John in the 1993 Tooheys 1000.[2]
Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 Bob Jane T-Marts livery used by Garry Rogers in the 1978 Hardie-Ferodo 1000.[2]
34 Soundwave Discos livery used by Garry Rogers in the 1983 James Hardie 1000.[2]
Tickford Racing 55 Steven Ellery Racing livery used by Steven Ellery in the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series.[2]
23Red Racing 230 Livery featured vintage cream look.[2]

Results[edit]

Practice[edit]

Practice summary
Session Day Fastest lap
No. Driver Team Car Time
Practice 1 Friday 1 Australia Paul Dumbrell Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:07.8467
Practice 2 Friday 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:07.9688
Practice 3 Friday 99 Australia Will Brown Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.6230
Practice 4 Saturday 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 1:14.3447
Warm-Up Sunday 1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.4080
Sources:[3][4][5][6][7]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:07.8389 1
2 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.1206 +0.2817 2
3 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.1223 +0.2834 3
4 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.2097 +0.3708 4
5 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.3580 +0.5191 5
6 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 1:08.3610 +0.5221 91
7 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.3668 +0.5279 6
8 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.3996 +0.5607 7
9 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.3998 +0.5609 8
10 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.4181 +0.5792 10
11 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.4195 +0.5806 11
12 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.4516 +0.6127 12
13 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.4601 +0.6212 13
14 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.4731 +0.6342 14
15 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.4802 +0.6413 15
16 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 1:08.5391 +0.7002 16
17 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.6103 +0.7714 17
18 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 1:08.6421 +0.8032 18
19 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.6457 +0.8068 19
20 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 1:08.6907 +0.8518 20
21 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.7279 +0.8890 21
22 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.7972 +0.9583 22
23 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:08.9461 +1.1072 23
24 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 1:08.9753 +1.1364 24
25 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:09.0383 +1.1994 25
26 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 1:09.2527 +1.4138 26
Source: [8]
Notes

Qualifying Race 1[edit]

Qualifying Race 2[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 3:17:28.6203 2 300
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +6.831 11 276
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +8.257 10 258
4 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 161 +25.177 3 240
5 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +25.750 1 222
6 2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 161 +34.222 19 204
7 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 161 +38.734 4 192
8 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Garry Jacobson
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 161 +48.816 16 180
9 33 Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +51.814 15 168
10 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 161 +58.183 7 156
11 230 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 161 +58.270 12 144
12 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 9 138
13 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia David Russell
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 160 +1 lap 13 132
14 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Aaren Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 160 +1 lap 6 126
15 14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 8 120
16 25 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 26 114
17 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 160 +1 lap 5 108
18 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 24 102
19 21 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Dale Wood
Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 14 96
20 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Australia Steve Owen
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 160 +1 lap 17 90
21 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Bryce Fullwood
Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore VF 160 +1 lap 23 84
22 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 156 +5 laps 20 78
23 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Jason Bright
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden Commodore ZB 145 +16 laps 21 72
24 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 142 +19 laps 25 66
25 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 134 +27 laps 18 60
NC 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 129 Retirement 22
Fastest lap: Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell (Triple Eight Race Engineering) 1:09.1938 (on lap 66)
Source:[10]

Championship standings after Race 24[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ RABBLE.club Sandown 500 Results, www.supercars.com, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "POLL: Favourite Sandown 500 retro livery". Speedcafe. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Practice 1". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Practice 2". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Practice 3". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Practice 4". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Warm-Up". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Race 24 – Qualifying". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Supercars summary of penalties, Sandown 500 - Final". V8 Daily Dump. V8 Daily Dump. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Race 24". Supercars.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
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