However, no teams elected to build cars for the new regulations until Adopting V8 Supercars’ own ‘generic engine’ could also be an option. The Adelaide event features a twenty-minute qualifying session on Friday to determine the grid for the Saturday race, while the Townsville and Newcastle events have a single twenty-minute session on Saturday. Project Blueprint saw the chassis pick-up points, wheelbase , track and driving position become common across both manufacturers. The V8s were first eligible to compete in the endurance races of Drivers on the podium during the Clipsal Various different points scales are applied to events having one, two, three or four races, ensuring that a driver will be awarded points for winning all races at any event.
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The fuel tank is positioned in front of the rear axle to prevent it from being damaged or ruptured in a rear end impact. Twelve Level 1 franchises were issued to sypercar teams that had competed in the series full-time since its inception in Having stepped his fitness up pre-season, his driving followed suit.
All cars must be front-engined and rear-wheel drivepowered by an engine configuration, be that 4, 6 or 8 cylinder or other that does not exceed the Supercars accumulated engine power output and weighted average. Some believe the supercars business should have a salary cap, Michael Lynch reports. All cars have an aerodynamics package consisting of a front spoiler and splitterside skirts and a rear wing. Archived from the original on 1 August A new television deal with Network Ten and Fox Sports was organised, although this had follow-on effects for the Bathurst later in the year.
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However, Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin elected to retain their existing numbers in and Triple Eight Race Engineering Starts: Johnson does not believe that making off with the other team’s top players is the right way to go.
Both Fox Sports and Ten use their own commentary team for pre- and post-race coverage. Drivers’ wages causing V8 nerves. The SuperSprint format features a fifteen-minute qualifying session held on Saturday to decide the grid for the race on the same day. Coulthard did have one more crack at a decent points lead thanks to McLaughlin and Whincup’s engine dramas at Bathurst, but a difficult Gold Coast followed by a rollover in New Superca put paid to his title hopes.
Archived from the original on 1 May Archived from the original on 13 March Get Alerts Save Saved. Australia’s capital city, Canberrahosted its first event on the Canberra Street Circuit in Join prime To view in superxar Slide show. The category also adopted the name ‘V8 Supercars’ at this time,  though the cars themselves were much unchanged.
When V8 Supercars decided to stop primary drivers from sharing cars at the endurance races, it opened up a whole new employment market.
Retrieved 29 March Retrieved 27 March Points are awarded as follows at all championship events. And his Bathurst effort, a 2m No one salaru the top drivers earning a good salary.
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Three years ago, Ford subsidised Stone Brothers Racing to entice “the Enforcer”, Russell Ingall, away from the Larry Perkins Holden squad into a Falcon in a deal unlikely to have been worth less than half a million. It all makes way too much sense. They are trying to buy success – they have been playing catch-up for a couple of years. In short, the opinion is growing that V8 supercars might need a salary cap, given that its top earners are probably pulling double what the top AFL footballers are collecting.
I would like to see a salary cap for the teams, but you can’t have a rule if you can’t police it. Despite a perfect start to the season in Adelaide with a pair of wins, he never truly got himself in the title fight. Million-dollar salaries for Australian race drivers – except those involved in the rarefied atmosphere of formula one – were once unthinkable. We were treated to an brilliant battle between the established Triple Eight squad, led by legend Jamie Whincup in career-best form, and a Penske outfit armed with incredible car speed and superstar-in-the-making Scott McLaughlin.