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2013 V8 Supercars
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The 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship will be an FIA-sanctioned international motor racing series for V8 Supercars. It will be the fifteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the seventeenth series in which V8 Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship will start in Adelaide on 2 March 2012, with the running of the Clipsal 500.[1] The 2013 season will see the introduction of the "Car of the Future", a revision to the regulations designed to cut costs to A$250,000 per car through the use of "control" parts.[2] Nissan and Mercedes-Benz will enter the series,[3][4] with four Nissan Altimas being prepared by Kelly Racing and three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs being run by Stone Brothers Racing in association with Erebus Racing.[5][6] The series' calendar will also expand, travelling to the United States for the first time for a race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.[7]

Jamie Whincup will start the season as the defending drivers' champion.[8]

Scheduled events[edit]

The 2013 calendar was released on 15 October 2012.[9]

Race Event Circuit City / State Date
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 28 February—3 March
3 Tasmania Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 5—7 April
6 New Zealand ITM Auckland 400 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 12—14 April
8 Western Australia Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 3—5 May
11 United States Texas 400 Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas 17—19 May
13 Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 14—16 June
16 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 5—7 July
18 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 27—28 July
21 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 23—25 August
24 Victoria (Australia) Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 13—15 September
25 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 10—13 October
26 Queensland Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 25—27 October
28 United Arab Emirates Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit Yas Island, United Arab Emirates 1—3 November
30 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island 400 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 23—24 November
33 New South Wales Sydney 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 29 November—1 December

Calendar changes[edit]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers have been confirmed for the 2013 series.

Season entries
Team Vehicle No. Drivers Sandown/Bathurst Gold Coast
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Paul Dumbrell France Sébastien Bourdais
888 Australia Craig Lowndes Australia Warren Luff United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2 Australia Garth Tander Australia Nick Percat Australia Ryan Briscoe
22 Australia James Courtney Australia Cameron McConville United Kingdom Darren Turner
Walkinshaw Racing (HRT) 66 Australia Russell Ingall New Zealand Greg Murphy TBA
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VF Commodore 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Australia Dale Wood Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
SBR-Erebus Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Australia Luke Youlden TBA
9 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Austria Christian Klien TBA
James Rosenberg Racing (SBR-Erebus) 47 Australia Tim Slade Australia Andrew Thompson TBA
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom New Zealand Steven Richards Australia Will Power
6 Australia Will Davison New Zealand John McIntyre Finland Mika Salo
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (FPR) 18 Australia Alex Davison Australia Chaz Mostert TBA
Rod Nash Racing (FPR) 55 Australia David Reynolds Australia Dean Canto TBA
Nissan Motorsport1 Nissan Altima 7 Australia Todd Kelly Canada Jacques Villeneuve Japan Takuma Sato
11 Australia James Moffat New Zealand Craig Baird TBA
15 Australia Rick Kelly Australia David Russell TBA
16 Australia Michael Caruso Australia Owen Kelly Canada James Hinchcliffe
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 8 Australia Jason Bright Australia Andrew Jones France Stéphane Sarrazin
14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Australia David Besnard TBA
Britek Motorsport (BJR) 21 Australia David Wall New Zealand Chris Pither TBA
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 17 Australia Steven Johnson New Zealand Matt Halliday TBA
Triple F Racing (DJR) 12 Australia Dean Fiore Australia Steve Owen Italy Gianni Morbidelli
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Australia Michael Patrizi TBA
91 Australia Karl Reindler New Zealand Daniel Gaunt TBA
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 30 Australia Taz Douglas Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Mike Conway
49 Australia Tim Blanchard Australia Cameron Waters TBA
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 33 France Alexandre Prémat Australia Jack Perkins TBA
34 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Greg Ritter TBA
  • ^1 — For points-scoring purposes, Nissan Motorsport is recognised as two separate entities: "Jack Daniel's Racing", which is made up of car #7 and car #15; and "Nissan Motorsport", which consists of cars #11 and #16.

Team changes[edit]


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