Enjoying Bathurst's legendary Supercars race

Enjoying Bathurst's legendary Supercars race

The Bathurst 1000 felt a little different this year, with new winners and surprise guest stars

Enjoying Bathurst's legendary Supercars race

The legendary Bathurst 1000 crowned a new winner at the weekend, although that result is currently only provisional.

DJR Team Penske Ford’s entry for Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Premat beat Triple Eight Holden’s car for Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander by 0.6800 seconds after 161 laps and nearly six-and-a-half hours of racing, but a team order to slow down the second DJR Team Penske car which finished sixth has caused much controversy.

It was McLaughlin’s 18th win of the season, which is an all-time championship record. Premat also became the first non-Antipodean to win at Bathurst since Volvo driver Rickard Rydell in 1998, and only the eighth since the race’s creation in 1960.

Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden’s James Courtney, the 2010 champion, took his first podium since 2018 in third place in the car he shared with Jack Perkins, with their team-mates Scott Pye and Warren Luff finishing in eighth. The team also ran a wildcard entry for IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe, who finished two laps down in 19th. It was Hinchcliffe’s second championship appearance, having driven for Garry Rogers Motorsport at Surfers Paradise in 2012.

The way the Japanese GP grid could look

The way the Japanese GP grid could look

A typhoon-hit Japan means qualifying for this weekend's F1 race in the country may not take place

The way the Japanese GP grid could look

With extreme weather on the literal horizon, Formula 1 decided to delay its qualifying sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to the morning of the race, leaving an empty Saturday schedule.

However, if Typhoon Hagabis does still strike the circuit with force, then qualifying may not happen at all and the results of the second free practice session on Friday will be taken to calculate the grid for the race.

This would currently put MercedesValtteri Bottas on pole by exactly one tenth of a second over team-mate Lewis Hamilton, with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc filling the second row of the grid.

Local engine manufacturer Honda would be the joint most populous in the top 10, with both Red Bull cars (Alexander Albon and Verstappen) and Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly utilising the Japanese power unit,

One team that will be struck by disappointment is Renault, which was only 17th and 18th fastest with Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg. Out of 12 attempts, its only victory at the circuit has been the 2006 edition. For Alfa Romeo Racing, it will be its first ever Japanese GP appearance after 126 F1 starts without previously visiting the country.

On This Day

Thursday, October 17: Alfa Romeo Racing driver and 2007 F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen celebrates his 40th birthday today


Sunday, October 17: Eddie Irvine won the first F1 world championship Malaysian GP in a dramatic race he was originally disqualified from


Wednesday, October 16: Ferrari's current leading F1 star Charles Leclerc turns 22 today. He already has two grand prix wins to his name


Sunday, October 16: Michael Schumacher came back from a two-race ban in F1 to dominate the European GP at Jerez for Benetton


Monday, October 14: Liechtenstein legend Rikky von Opel, who won a British F3 title and raced in F1, turns 71 today

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Mexican Grand Prix
Race Details
Distance305.354 km (71 laps)
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  • Oct 25, Friday
    • Practice 110:00 - 11:30
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  • Oct 26, Saturday
    • Practice 310:00 - 11:00
    • Qualifying 113:00 - 13:18
    • Qualifying 213:25 - 13:40
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