The 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide was a motor race for V8 Supercars held on the weekend of 27 February to 1 March 2015. The event was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia, and consisted of two races of 125 kilometres and one race of 250 kilometres in length. It was the first event of fourteen in the 2015 International V8 Supercars Championship.

Chasing after his seventh V8 Supercar championship, Jamie Whincup made a great start by taking pole position for both Saturday races. The start of Race 1 was abandoned after Scott McLaughlin's car suffered an oil pump failure on the warm-up lap. The race eventually got under way and Whincup controlled the race to take the first win of 2015. Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard finished second and third respectively after a safety car late in the race.

McLaughlin's day became even worse when he was deemed to have jumped the start in Race 2. After serving his ten-second penalty at the conclusion of his pit stop, a further ten seconds was added to McLaughlin's race time as he served the penalty during a safety car period. Mostert retired after hitting the wall at turn 8, while Whincup fell down the order due to a punctured tyre. Brad Jones Racing's Fabian Coulthard took the win, followed by James Courtney and Craig Lowndes.

Former V8 Supercar champion Marcos Ambrose stole the spotlight on Sunday by qualifying for the Top Ten Shootout. Courtney set the fastest time in the Shootout to score pole position for the 250 km Race 3. Courtney managed to convert his pole into a race win, his second Sunday race win in succession at the event. Teammate Garth Tander finished third, while Shane van Gisbergen finished second after a hard fought battle with Courtney. Whincup and Mostert were battling for fourth place on the final lap when they collided at Turn 10. Mostert spun into the wall and was collected by James Moffat with both failing to finish the race. Neither Mostert nor Whincup were penalised for the incident.

Courtney became the fifth driver in V8 Supercars to win two Clipsal 500 events and only the fourth to win two events in a row.

Results

Race 1

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Time
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.0905
2 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.4342
3 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:20.5087
4 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:20.7089
5 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:20.7208
6 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.8152
7 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:20.8552
8 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.9013
9 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.9042
10 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.9150
11 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.9585
12 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:21.0115
13 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:21.0159
14 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.0235
15 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.0356
16 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.2029
17 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.2237
18 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:21.2495
19 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:21.3417
20 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.3510
21 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:21.4137
22 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 1:21.5111
23 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.5202
24 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 1:21.5782
25 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport No Time

Race

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 33 48:28.7493 1 75
2 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 33 +0.9 s 4 69
3 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 33 +1.3 s 2 64
4 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 33 +1.5 s 8 60
5 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 33 +2.0 s 12 55
6 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 33 +2.5 s 11 51
7 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 33 +3.0 s 15 48
8 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 33 +3.3 s 13 45
9 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 33 +3.9 s 7 42
10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 33 +4.1 s 5 39
11 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 33 +4.6 s 10 36
12 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 33 +5.2 s 9 34
13 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 33 +5.7 s 14 33
14 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 33 +6.0 s 16 31
15 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 33 +6.4 s 17 30
16 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 33 +7.1 s 24 28
17 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 +8.6 s 23 27
18 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 33 +9.6 s 20 25
19 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 33 +10.1 s 25 24
20 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 33 +10.3 s 19 22
21 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 33 +10.7 s 6 21
22 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 33 +31.5 s 21 19
23 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 32 +1 lap 22 18
DNF 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 28 Accident 18
DNF 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 0 Oil leak 3

Race 2

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Time
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.0319
2 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:20.3162
3 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:20.3390
4 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.4599
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.5030
6 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:20.5217
7 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.5606
8 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:20.5698
9 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:20.6049
10 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:20.6346
11 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:20.6587
12 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.7121
13 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:20.7371
14 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.8913
15 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:20.9826
16 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:21.0559
17 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:21.0693
18 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.0759
19 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.0873
20 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.1049
21 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1393
22 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.1644
23 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 1:21.4483
24 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 1:22.0064
25 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:22.8052

Race

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 39 59:05.6810 4 75
2 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 39 +2.0 s 3 69
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 39 +8.9 s 7 64
4 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 39 +10.0 s 11 60
5 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 39 +15.0 s 20 55
6 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 39 +15.7 s 18 51
7 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 39 +16.4 s 14 48
8 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 39 +17.7 s 15 45
9 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 39 +18.2 s 2 42
10 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 39 +18.3 s 13 39
11 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 39 +18.8 s 10 36
12 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 39 +19.2 s 19 34
13 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 39 +20.0 s 5 33
14 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 39 +20.5 s 22 31
15 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 39 +22.7 s 21 30
16 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 39 +24.1 s 24 28
17 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 39 +25.2 s 6 27
18 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 39 +26.5 s 16 25
19 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 39 +27.2 s 25 24
20 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 39 +27.6 s 23 22
21 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 39 +55.6 s 1 21
DNF 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 25 Puncture 8
DNF 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 16 Accident 12
DNF 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 3 Accident 9
DNS 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 0 17

Race 3

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Time
1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.0084
2 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.0341
3 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:20.0757
4 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.0832
5 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.1335
6 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:20.1575
7 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.2255
8 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:20.2262
9 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 1:20.2435
10 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:20.2602
11 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:20.3444
12 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.3542
13 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:20.4488
14 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.4750
15 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.5324
16 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:20.5534
17 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 1:20.5629
18 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:20.5649
19 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:20.5919
20 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:20.6187
21 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:20.6501
22 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:20.6531
23 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:20.7843
24 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 1:20.9014
25 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.8204

Top 10 Shootout

Pos. No. Name Car Team QPos. Time
1 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 3 1:20.5396
2 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 4 1:20.5839
3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 5 1:20.6024
4 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 8 1:20.6073
5 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 2 1:20.6105
6 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1 1:20.6355
7 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 10 1:21.0204
8 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 6 1:21.1497
9 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 9 1:21.1679
10 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 7 1:21.2326

Race

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 78 1:56:00.5103 1 150
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 78 +0.7 s 6 138
3 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 78 +1.9 s 7 129
4 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 78 +13.3 s 3 120
5 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 78 +13.9 s 11 111
6 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 78 +14.6 s 2 102
7 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 78 +16.4 s 12 96
8 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 78 +20.7 s 8 90
9 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 78 +24.4 s 14 84
10 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 78 +28.6 s 19 78
11 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 78 +40.8 s 10 72
12 17 Australia Marcos Ambrose Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 78 +41.2 s 9 69
13 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 78 +45.2 s 16 66
14 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 78 +48.8 s 15 63
15 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 78 +49.2 s 20 60
16 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 78 +51.8 s 21 57
17 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 78 +62.6 s 25 54
18 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 74 +4 laps 4 51
19 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 73 +5 laps 23 48
20 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 70 +8 laps 22 45
21 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG Falcon Super Black Racing 62 +16 laps 24 42
DNF 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 77 Collision 17
DNF 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 77 Collision 5
DNF 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 31 Accident 13
DNF 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 22 Breakdown 18

Championship standings

  • After Race 3 of 36
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Support races

The Stadium Super Truck of Robby Gordon at the 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Seven support series raced during the weekend, including the Australian debut of Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Stadium Super Truck Series heading for Australia in 2015". Racer. 16 October 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ Stokes, Katrina; Hough, Andrew (1 March 2015). "Public holiday push for Clipsal 500 weekend". News.com.au. Retrieved 2 March 2015.

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