WET AND WILD IN WINTON

 19 May 2017

PERTH SUPERSPRINT – FRIDAY MAY 19 - PRACTICE

Fabian Coulthard - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Practice 1 – 6th (Fastest Lap: 1m44.0037s)
Practice 2 – 4th (Fastest Lap: 1m30.1627s)

RECAP: Coulthard worked with his engineering team, working on set-up on the changeable conditions through practice today. Despite the issue, he was up the front on pace, finishing Practice 1 6th and Practice 2 4th, changing to slicks late in the session for a final flyer.

QUOTE: “We worked on our set-up all day, and I’m pleased that we’ve ended up in the top five, that’s encouraging for tomorrow. Those conditions were crazy today. It’s supposed to be much drier tomorrow, so we’ll be running around 10 seconds a lap faster. We’ll work hard overnight, and come out firing.”

Scott McLaughlin - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Practice 1 – 1st (Fastest Lap: 1m43.3667s)
Practice 2 – 2nd (Fastest Lap: 1m29.2059s)

RECAP: McLaughlin was fast all day in all conditions. Practice 1 occurred in torrential rain, wet from start to finish and he was at the top for virtually the whole session. Practice 2 started wet, and dried as the session wore on. Slicks were bolted on for the final few minutes of the session, where he finished 2nd.

QUOTE: “The car was really nice in the wet today, and those were really full-on conditions. It also felt nice in the second session as the track dried, and was fast when we bolted slicks on. I didn’t get all of it on my final flyer, so all up I’m very happy with the car, and know that the pace is there for tomorrow.”

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

 

1

Fabian Coulthard

802

2

Shane Van Gisbergen       

783

3

Jamie Whincup              

780

4

Scott McLaughlin

771

5

Chaz Mostert

771

6

Mark Winterbottom              

648

7

Garth Tander

606

8

Craig Lowndes

564

9

Cameron Waters

544

10

James Moffat

507

 

 

 

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS 

 

 

 

1

Shell V-Power Racing Team         

1608

2

Triple Eight Race Engineering (Van Gisbergen/Whincup)

1563

3

Prodrive Racing Australia (Winterbottom/Waters)

1227

4

Garry Rogers Motorsport      

1113

5

Nissan Motorsport (R. Kelly/T. Kelly)                 

900

6

Walkinshaw Racing

834

7

Nissan NISMO (Caruso/De Silvestro)                     

798

8

Erebus Motorsport

783

9

Prodrive Racing Australia (Mostert)            

771

10

Brad Jones Racing

699