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Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Supercars: David Reynolds didn't realise what a 'Mickey Finn' was in angry post-Race 25 rant - Fox Sports

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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


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Read more: Supercars: David Reynolds didn't realise what a 'Mickey Finn' was in angry post-Race 25 rant -...

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


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Read more: Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Read more: Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

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Isabelle Kranhold stands with arms folded in front of a car.

A Hunter Valley teenager will be in the middle of the action at the inaugural Newcastle 500 Supercars race this week, working with one team's pit crew.

Isabelle Kranhold, 19, is studying light vehicle mechanical technology at TAFE, and said she wanted to build a career in the traditionally male-dominated world of motorsport.

Ms Kranhold said she had always loved motorsport, and used to watch the races with her father.

"I was always interested in knowing how the cars can be so fast and how the pit mechanics can work so quickly," she said.

"I just love how they sound, how they perform, and I've always just wanted to know how they operate, what they do differently to other cars."

Isabelle Kranhold works on a car.

Go-go-go in the pits

Ms Kranhold's...


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Read more: Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Read more: Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney...

Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Read more: Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney...

Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Read more: Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney...

FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


Read full article...


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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


Read full article...


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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


Read full article...


Read more: FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


Read full article...


Read more: FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


Read full article...


Read more: FOX Motorsport Supercars Podcast, Episode 12 — Newcastle 500 ... - Fox Sports

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


Read full article...


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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


Read full article...


4324329 wood-opens-up-on-supercars-step-back-motorsport-com-motorsport-com-edition-global

Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


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Read more: Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


Read full article...


Read more: Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


Read full article...


Read more: Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

Read full article...


4324335 motorsport-jamie-whincup-wins-record-seventh-supercars-title-the-sydney-morning-herald

Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

Read full article...


4324337 motorsport-jamie-whincup-wins-record-seventh-supercars-title-the-sydney-morning-herald

Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Read more: Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

4324335 motorsport-jamie-whincup-wins-record-seventh-supercars-title-the-sydney-morning-herald

Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Read more: Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

4324337 motorsport-jamie-whincup-wins-record-seventh-supercars-title-the-sydney-morning-herald

Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Read more: Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

Motorsport: Whincup's Supercars title hunt blown apart by Scott McLaughlin - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Scott McLaughlin has capitalised on Jamie Whincup's heartbreak, with the Ford star poised to claim his first Supercars title after a dramatic race in Newcastle.

Whincup's quest for an unprecedented seventh championship is hanging by a thread after steering damage which  led to a 23rd-place finish in the penultimate race of the championship.

Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Photo: AAP

Starting from fifth on the grid  and 30 championship points ahead of polesitter McLaughlin, Whincup's Holden Commodore made contract with Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima on the opening lap.

Shortly after that Whincup narrowly avoided a three-car pile-up involving Dale Wood, Taz Douglas and Jason Bright which forced the safety car on to the track. But the halt in proceedings wasn't long enough to save Whincup. 

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Photo: AAP

The Triple Eight Racing...


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Scott McLaughlin has capitalised on Jamie Whincup's heartbreak, with the Ford star poised to claim his first Supercars title after a dramatic race in Newcastle.

Whincup's quest for an unprecedented seventh championship is hanging by a thread after steering damage which  led to a 23rd-place finish in the penultimate race of the championship.

Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Photo: AAP

Starting from fifth on the grid  and 30 championship points ahead of polesitter McLaughlin, Whincup's Holden Commodore made contract with Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima on the opening lap.

Shortly after that Whincup narrowly avoided a three-car pile-up involving Dale Wood, Taz Douglas and Jason Bright which forced the safety car on to the track. But the halt in proceedings wasn't long enough to save Whincup. 

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Photo: AAP

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Scott McLaughlin has capitalised on Jamie Whincup's heartbreak, with the Ford star poised to claim his first Supercars title after a dramatic race in Newcastle.

Whincup's quest for an unprecedented seventh championship is hanging by a thread after steering damage which  led to a 23rd-place finish in the penultimate race of the championship.

Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Photo: AAP

Starting from fifth on the grid  and 30 championship points ahead of polesitter McLaughlin, Whincup's Holden Commodore made contract with Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima on the opening lap.

Shortly after that Whincup narrowly avoided a three-car pile-up involving Dale Wood, Taz Douglas and Jason Bright which forced the safety car on to the track. But the halt in proceedings wasn't long enough to save Whincup. 

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Photo: AAP

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Scott McLaughlin has capitalised on Jamie Whincup's heartbreak, with the Ford star poised to claim his first Supercars title after a dramatic race in Newcastle.

Whincup's quest for an unprecedented seventh championship is hanging by a thread after steering damage which  led to a 23rd-place finish in the penultimate race of the championship.

Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Photo: AAP

Starting from fifth on the grid  and 30 championship points ahead of polesitter McLaughlin, Whincup's Holden Commodore made contract with Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima on the opening lap.

Shortly after that Whincup narrowly avoided a three-car pile-up involving Dale Wood, Taz Douglas and Jason Bright which forced the safety car on to the track. But the halt in proceedings wasn't long enough to save Whincup. 

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Photo: AAP

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Read more: Motorsport: Whincup's Supercars title hunt blown apart by Scott McLaughlin - The Sydney Morning...

Motorsport: Whincup's Supercars title hunt blown apart by Scott McLaughlin - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Scott McLaughlin has capitalised on Jamie Whincup's heartbreak, with the Ford star poised to claim his first Supercars title after a dramatic race in Newcastle.

Whincup's quest for an unprecedented seventh championship is hanging by a thread after steering damage which  led to a 23rd-place finish in the penultimate race of the championship.

Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Scott McLaughlin on the Newcastle street circuit. Photo: AAP

Starting from fifth on the grid  and 30 championship points ahead of polesitter McLaughlin, Whincup's Holden Commodore made contract with Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima on the opening lap.

Shortly after that Whincup narrowly avoided a three-car pile-up involving Dale Wood, Taz Douglas and Jason Bright which forced the safety car on to the track. But the halt in proceedings wasn't long enough to save Whincup. 

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium. Photo: AAP

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