Scott McLaughlin (racing driver)

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Scott McLaughlin
Scott McLaughlin 2013 V8 Supercar Test Day.jpg
McLaughlin at the 2013 V8 Supercars Test Day
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
BornScott Thomas McLaughlin
(1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 26)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Supercars Record
Car number17
Current teamDJR Team Penske
Series championships1 (2018)
Races218
Race wins41
Podium finishes75
Pole positions60
2019 Championship position1st (2738 pts)*

Scott Thomas McLaughlin (born 10 June 1993) is a New Zealand professional racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 17 Ford Mustang GT for DJR Team Penske[1] and is the defending series champion.

McLaughlin won his first race in the NZ Touring Car series in early 2011, becoming the youngest ever driver to win a race in the Championship at just 17 years old.[2] Then in 2012 he competed in the New Zealand V8SuperTourers Championship and became the inaugural series champion.

McLaughlin achieved his first Supercars race win during his first full time season with Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2013, at Pukekohe Park Raceway. He is the youngest person to ever win in a Supercar.[3]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

McLaughlin began racing karts when he was eight, and represented New Zealand in the Rotax Max Challenge held in Italy,[4][5] but had long aspired to race V8s, and was given a trial in one at Stone Brothers Racing while doing work experience there.[3]

Dunlop Super2 Series[edit]

In 2010, McLaughlin confirmed that he would be racing for Stone Brothers Racing in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at just 16 years of age, becoming the youngest ever V8 Supercar driver.[3] He didn't make his debut until the second round of the series, due to him not having the appropriate competition licence.[6]

McLaughlin won his first race in the series at Queensland Raceway in 2011[7] before going on to win the title in 2012.[8]

V8 SuperTourer Series[edit]

McLaughlin drove a Holden VE Commodore in the 2012 season of the V8 SuperTourer Series. He won six races for MPC Motorsport on his way to becoming the inaugural series champion.[9]

Supercars Championship[edit]

McLaughlin made his debut in the Supercars Championship at the Sandown 500 in 2012, as a co-driver to Jonathon Webb at Tekno Autosports. The pair performed well at both Sandown and Bathurst, finishing in tenth place at Sandown and in sixth place at Bathurst. McLaughlin also drove at the Sydney 500 for Garry Rogers Motorsport after Alexandre Prémat was forced out of the Sunday race due to extreme heat exhaustion the day before.[10] McLaughlin was later signed by Garry Rogers Motorsport as a full-time driver for the 2013 season.[8]

McLaughlin continued with Garry Rogers Motorsport into 2014, under its new identity as Volvo Polestar Racing (later Volvo Cyan Racing). At March 1, 2014, McLaughlin scored a podium finish in Volvo's return to the series at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Four race wins at Barbagallo, Sydney Motorsport Park, and 2 wins at Phillip Island. He finished 5th in the standings.

For 2017, McLaughlin moved from Garry Rogers Motorsport to DJR Team Penske to partner Fabian Coulthard. Throughout the year, McLaughlin was dominant in qualifying; acquiring 16 pole positions. Along with a string of strong results, McLaughlin would find himself in the box seat for a maiden championship title. After starting strongly in the final round at Newcastle, a chaotic second race saw McLaughlin pick up three penalties which would eventually contribute toward him narrowly missing out on the title to Jamie Whincup.

In 2018, McLaughlin continued to race with DJR Team Penske. He won seven out of the 34 races, winning in Melbourne, Phillip Island, Barbagallo, Hidden Valley and Ipswich. McLaughlin finished third at Bathurst alongside Alexandre Prémat in which was the Ford Falcon's final appearance at Mount Panorama. On 4 November, at Pukekohe Park Raceway, McLaughlin won race twenty-nine to join compatriot Shane van Gisbergen in winning the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy. In Newcastle, McLaughlin won race thirty (after van Gisbergen was stripped of his victory following a pit lane violation, demoting him to fifth) and finished second in race thirty-one to become the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars champion.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 12th Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
Victorian Formula Ford Championship 12th Van Diemen RF94 - Ford
Australian Mini Challenge 13th Mini Cooper S JCW
2010–11 New Zealand V8s 8th Holden VE Commodore Racing Projects
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 4th Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
Stone Brothers Racing
2012 V8 SuperTourers Championship 1st Holden VE Commodore MPC Motorsport
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 1st Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
Matt Stone Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 33rd Holden VE Commodore Tekno Autosports
Garry Rogers Motorsport
2013 V8 SuperTourers Championship 5th Holden VE Commodore Scott McLaughlin Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 10th Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 5th Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 3rd Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship 13th Polestar Cyan Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 2nd Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 1st Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske

Supercars Championship results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

7
SAN
R20

10
BAT
R21

6
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
33rd 422
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore SYD
R30

17
2013 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

9
SYM
R3

8
SYM
R4

8
SYM
R5

8
PUK
R6

1
PUK
R7

24
PUK
R8

Ret
PUK
R9

DNS
BAR
R10

12
BAR
R11

14
BAR
R12

13
COA
R13

28
COA
R14

7
COA
R15

11
COA
R16

27
HID
R17

11
HID
R18

27
HID
R19

8
TOW
R20

14
TOW
R21

9
QLD
R22

2
QLD
R23

1
QLD
R24

20
WIN
R25

19
WIN
R26

9
WIN
R27

14
SAN
Q

9
SAN
R28

8
BAT
R29

8
SUR
R30

22
SUR
R31

23
PHI
R32

19
PHI
R33

19
PHI
R34

11
SYD
R35

Ret
SYD
R36

12
10th 1934
2014 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

2
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

5
SYM
R5

4
SYM
R6

6
WIN
R7

Ret
WIN
R8

25
WIN
R9

16
PUK
R10

8
PUK
R11

6
PUK
R12

3
PUK
R13

2
BAR
R14

1
BAR
R15

4
BAR
R16

17
HID
R17

4
HID
R18

5
HID
R19

8
TOW
R20

6
TOW
R21

14
TOW
R22

9
QLD
R23

3
QLD
R24

19
QLD
R25

19
SMP
R26

Ret
SMP
R27

Ret
SMP
R28

1
SAN
Q

4
SAN
R29

8
BAT
R30

17
SUR
R31

7
SUR
R32

2
PHI
R33

1
PHI
R34

6
PHI
R35

1
SYD
R36

4
SYD
R37

3
SYD
R38

8
5th 2509
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

DNS
ADE
R2

9
ADE
R3

18
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

9
SYM
R6

7
BAR
R7

11
BAR
R8

Ret
BAR
R9

18
WIN
R10

25
WIN
R11

9
WIN
R12

9
HID
R13

Ret
HID
R14

9
HID
R15

11
TOW
R16

4
TOW
R17

Ret
QLD
R18

2
QLD
R19

9
QLD
R20

13
SMP
R21

8
SMP
R22

4
SMP
R23

5
SAN
Q

16
SAN
R24

14
BAT
R25

5
SUR
R26

21
SUR
R27

6
PUK
R28

9
PUK
R29

3
PUK
R30

6
PHI
R31

3
PHI
R32

2
PHI
R33

2
SYD
R34

8
SYD
R35

5
SYD
R36

19
8th 2205
2016 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

4
ADE
R3

12
SYM
R4

26
SYM
R5

4
PHI
R6

1
PHI
R7

1
BAR
R8

11
BAR
R9

2
WIN
R10

2
WIN
R11

11
HID
R12

10
HID
R13

7
TOW
R14

24
TOW
R15

5
QLD
R16

15
QLD
R17

6
SMP
R18

5
SMP
R19

6
SAN
Q

3
SAN
R20

4
BAT
R21

15
SUR
R22

2
SUR
R23

3
PUK
R24

3
PUK
R25

7
PUK
R26

7
PUK
R27

3
SYD
R28

4
SYD
R29

5
3rd 2806
2017 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

2
SYM
R3

14
SYM
R4

2
PHI
R5

10
PHI
R6

14
BAR
R7

1
BAR
R8

1
WIN
R9

1
WIN
R10

5
HID
R11

2
HID
R12

1
TOW
R13

1
TOW
R14

2
QLD
R15

1
QLD
R16

2
SMP
R17

21
SMP
R18

4
SAN
Q

2
SAN
R19

2
BAT
R20

Ret
SUR
R21

12
SUR
R22

1
PUK
R23

3
PUK
R24

2
NEW
R25

1
NEW
R26

18
2nd 3021
2018 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

3
ADE
R2

10
MEL
R3

1
MEL
R4

2
MEL
R5

15
MEL
R6

7
SYM
R7

9
SYM
R8

2
PHI
R9

1
PHI
R10

1
BAR
R11

1
BAR
R12

1
WIN
R13

5
WIN
R14

3
HID
R15

1
HID
R16

2
TOW
R17

3
TOW
R18

3
QLD
R19

1
QLD
R20

2
SMP
R21

3
BEN
R22

6
BEN
R23

10
SAN
QR

3
SAN
R24

4
BAT
R25

3
SUR
R26

5
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28

2
PUK
R29

1
NEW
R30

1
NEW
R31

2
1st 3944
2019 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1

1
ADE
R2

1
MEL
R3

1
MEL
R4

1
MEL
R5

DNS
MEL
R6

1
SYM
R7

1
SYM
R8

4
PHI
R9

1
PHI
R10

2
BAR
R11

2
BAR
R12

1
WIN
R13

1
WIN
R14

1
HID
R15

1
HID
R16

1
TOW
R17

1
TOW
R18

11
QLD
R19

4
QLD
R20

1
BEN
R21

1
BEN
R22

1
PUK
R23

PUK
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SAN
QR

SAN
R28

NEW
R29

NEW
R30

1st* 2738*

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-Driver Position Laps
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore VE Australia Jonathon Webb 6th 161
2013 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VF Australia Jack Perkins 8th 161
2014 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 France Alexandre Prémat 17th 150
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 France Alexandre Prémat 5th 161
2016 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 Australia David Wall 15th 159
2017 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X France Alexandre Prémat DNF 74
2018 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X France Alexandre Prémat 3rd 161

V8 SuperTourer results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Final Pos Points
2012 MPC Motorsport Holden VE Commodore HAM
R1

10
HAM
R2

15
HAM
R3

3
RUA
R4

Ret
RUA
R5

7
RUA
R6

15
MAN
R7
MAN
R8
MAN
R9
HAM
R10

1
HAM
R11

1
HAM
R12

1
TAU
R13

2
TAU
R14

1
PUK
R15

1
PUK
R16

2
PUK
R17

2
RUA
R18

1
RUA
R19

15
1st 3474
2013 Scott McLaughlin Racing Holden VE Commodore HAM
R1

Ret
HAM
R2

Ret
HAM
R3

Ret
RUA
R4

17
RUA
R5

7
RUA
R6

Ret
PUK
R7

3
PUK
R8

4
PUK
R9

3
TAU
R10

2
TAU
R11

9
TAU
R12

Ret
HAM
R13

4
HAM
R14

2
HAM
R15

Ret
HAM
R16

Ret
HAM
R17

3
HAM
R18

6
PUK
R19

5
PUK
R20

2
PUK
R21

1
5th 2744

Scandinavian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2016 Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60 SKÖ
1

2
SKÖ
2

Ret
MAN
1
MAN
2
AND
1
AND
2
FAL
1
FAL
2
KAR
1
KAR
2
SOL
1
SOL
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
13th 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCOTT McLAUGHLIN TO RACE FOR DJR TEAM PENSKE BEGINNING IN 2017". www.djrteampenske.com.au. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ Thompson, Eric (14 March 2011). "Teenager grabs first V8 win". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Phelps, James (1 May 2010). "McLaughlin racing on L-plates". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  4. ^ "McLAUGHLIN WINS PLACE AT MAJOR KARTING WORLD FINAL", AKA, racefan.com.au
  5. ^ "KIWI DRIVERS ON THE WAY HOME AFTER UP AND DOWN ROTAX MAX GRAND FINALS MEETING IN ITALY", Ross MacKay, nzmotorsport.co.nz
  6. ^ "Young Kiwi to make MINI Challenge debut". SpeedCafe. 5 March 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "McLaughlin secures Fujitsu support for 2012". 27 October 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  8. ^ a b "McLaughlin Confirmed at Fujitsu Racing GRM". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Teen champ Scott McLaughlin will have a target on his back as the V8 SuperTourers season begins". news.com.au. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  10. ^ Dale, William (2 December 2012). "New Dunlop Series champion Scott McLaughlin will replace an ill Alex Premat at the Sydney Telstra 500". news.com.au. Retrieved 21 February 2013.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrew Thompson
Winner of the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
2012
Succeeded by
Dale Wood
Preceded by
none
Winner of the V8 SuperTourers Championship
2012
Succeeded by
Greg Murphy
Preceded by
Jamie Whincup
Winner of the Supercars Championship
2018
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Shane van Gisbergen
Winner of the Adelaide 500
2019
Succeeded by
incumbent
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Scott Pye
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2013
Succeeded by
Todd Hazelwood
Preceded by
Craig Lowndes
Barry Sheene Medal
2014
Succeeded by
Craig Lowndes
Preceded by
Craig Lowndes
Barry Sheene Medal
2016
Succeeded by
David Reynolds