The 2019 Melbourne 400 (known for sponsorship purposes as the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400) was a motor racing event for the Supercars Championship held as a support event to the 2019 Australian Grand Prix from 14 March to 17 March 2019. It was held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and consisted of two races of 70 kilometres and two races of 130 kilometres. It was the second event of fifteen in the 2019 Supercars Championship and the second running of the Melbourne 400 event.

Tickford Racing's Chaz Mostert won the Larry Perkins Trophy for accumulating the most points over the weekend.[1] The event saw the running of the 1,000th Australian Touring Car Championship race in Race 4, won by DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin.[2] McLaughlin claimed three pole positions and three race wins across the weekend, with the new-for-2019 Ford Mustang GT proving dominant. McLaughlin left the event continuing to hold his championship lead over Jamie Whincup by 31 points.

Report

Background

This event was the second of fifteen in the 2019 Supercars Championship and the second running of the Melbourne 400. Defending series champion Scott McLaughlin held the championship lead entering the event after winning both races at the Adelaide 500.

Practice

Two 30-minute practice sessions were held prior to qualifying on Thursday. Chaz Mostert was fastest in the first session with a margin of 0.4s over Anton de Pasquale with a time of 1:55.5743s.[3] The second session saw DJR Team Penske claim the first two positions with Scott McLaughlin setting a time of 1:54.5518, 0.2s faster than teammate Fabian Coulthard and 0.6s clear of Mostert.[4]

Qualifying

Four 10-minute qualifying sessions were held to decide the grid for each race. Qualifying for Races 3 and 4 was held on Thursday afternoon with McLaughlin claiming pole position for both races. McLaughlin's time of 1:53.8280s in qualifying for Race 3 was a new Supercars lap record, beating teammate Fabian Coulthard's previous lap record by 0.6s.[5] Mostert was left just 22nd in the first session after infringing track limits on his first flying lap. He recovered in qualifying for Race 4 to be second, 0.128s slower than McLaughlin's best time of 1:54.2643s. Jamie Whincup qualified 3rd, ahead of the Ford Mustangs of Cameron Waters, Coulthard and Will Davison.[6]

Qualifying for Races 5 and 6 was held early Friday afternoon. McLaughlin claimed his 50th career pole position for Race 5 with a time of 1:53.9990s, 0.5s clear of Waters. Shane van Gisbergen was left 12th after making a mistake at the penultimate corner on his second flying lap.[7] Qualifying for Race 6 saw Mostert pip McLaughlin by 0.08s with a time of 1:54.2783s to claim his first pole position since the 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600. Whincup qualified 3rd ahead of Waters and van Gisbergen.[8]

Race 3

Race 3 was held on Friday afternoon and consisted of 130 kilometres and 25 laps. McLaughlin converted from his pole position to finish unchallenged ahead of Coulthard and Waters, leading home an all-Mustang top 5. Mostert recovered from his 22nd starting position to finish 5th ahead of the best placed Holden of Tim Slade and James Courtney.[9] Van Gisbergen retired from the race after an engine failure while running fourth with four laps remaining.[10]

A post-race investigation into a pitlane incident in which a tyre from Scott Pye's car was collected by Nick Percat during pitstops on lap 10 resulted in Walkinshaw Andretti United receiving a penalty of 30 team championship points and a fine of $3,000. Rick Kelly received a post-race 43-second time penalty, demoting him to 22nd, after his car was released from the pit bay into the path of James Golding.[11]

Race 4

Race 4 was held early Saturday afternoon and consisted of 70 kilometres and 13 laps. This race was notable as the 1,000th Australian Touring Car Championship race held. McLaughlin led from start to finish to continue his perfect streak of victories, with Mostert in second and Waters in third. Mostert started second but found himself fourth after passes by Waters and Whincup on the opening lap. He recovered to 2nd after passing Whincup on lap 4 and Waters on lap 9.[2]

James Golding received a 5-second time penalty for failing to leave racing room for Andre Heimgartner at the end of the first lap. His Garry Rogers Motorsport teammate Richie Stanaway received the same penalty after a post-race investigation found him guilty of careless driving after contact with Lee Holdsworth. Todd Hazelwood was investigated for twice cutting the Turn 11/Turn 12 complex, but was cleared due to damage from contact with Percat.[12]

Race 5

Race 5 was held late Saturday afternoon and consisted of 130 kilometres and 25 laps. The race started in bizarre circumstances after an out-lap crash between polesitter McLaughlin and second-place qualifier Waters resulted in neither driver starting the race.[13] The incident left Brad Jones Racing's Percat and Slade as the new highest-placed starters. Slade led from the line but was passed by Whincup at Turn 13 on the opening lap. Slade and Percat then made contact at Turn 15, resulting in Percat being escorted wide and falling to seventh. Whincup continued to extend his race lead while Slade fell under pressure from Mostert. Mostert undercut Slade during pitstops and began to pressure Whincup for the effective race lead, eventually passing on lap 14. Mostert continued to extend his lead until a Safety Car was called on lap 20 after van Gisbergen's car lost a wheel. Mostert held the race lead as the race restarted with four laps to go and won the race from Whincup and Slade. David Reynolds finished in fourth ahead of Coulthard and Walkinshaw Andretti United drivers Pye and Courtney. van Gisbergen was classified 22nd and 2 laps down after repairs to his car.[14]

Triple Eight Race Engineering were fined $5,000 and docked 30 teams' championship points as a result of van Gisbergen's wheel loss. Will Davison received a 5 second time penalty, demoting him to 10th, for failing to leave racing room while battling James Golding at Turn 3 on lap 3.[15] Incidents between Lee Holdsworth and Richie Stanaway were the subject of a post-race investigation. The two drivers first made contact on lap 1, with Stanaway then making contact with the rear of Holdsworth's car on lap 3. Stewards charged Stanaway with dangerous driving and he was disqualified, fined $10,000 and forced to start Race 6 from pitlane.[16]

Race 6

Race 6 was held on Sunday afternoon and consisted of 70 kilometres and 13 laps. The race did not meet the scheduled race distance due to time certainty and finished after 11 laps. The race was won by McLaughlin, leading from start to finish from second on the grid. Polesitter Mostert finished 2nd and Whincup finished 3rd. Van Gisbergen was given a 15-second time penalty after contact with Coulthard at Turn 13 on lap 2. Coulthard fell to 22nd after the contact, recovering to 15th position. The Safety Car was called after a crash between Garry Jacobson and Macauley Jones on lap 4. The accident occurred when Jones was attempting a pass on Simona de Silvestro. Overlap between the rear of Jones' car and the front of Jacobson's car caused Jones to spin into the wall. The race resumed on lap 7 with McLaughlin and Mostert building a comfortable lead over Whincup before the race finish. Mostert won the Larry Perkins Trophy for accumulating the most points over the weekend, with 2018 Larry Perkins Trophy winner Whincup second in the standings.[1]

De Silvestro received a post-race penalty of 5 seconds for careless driving after a last corner pass on James Golding escorted him wide and caused him to hit the wall. Kelly Racing were also docked 50 teams' championship points after it was found in parc ferme that Rick Kelly's car did not have a SD card inserted in its judicial camera. Jacobson, meanwhile, was cleared of wrongdoing after a post-race investigation into the crash with Jones.[17]

Results

Practice

Practice summary
Session Day Fastest lap
No. Driver Team Car Time
Practice 1 Thursday 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:55.5742
Practice 2 Thursday 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.5518
Sources:[18][19]

Race 3

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:53.8280 1
2 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.1894 +0.3614 2
3 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.4033 +0.5753 3
4 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.5222 +0.6942 4
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.5425 +0.7145 5
6 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6259 +0.7979 6
7 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6352 +0.8072 7
8 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6495 +0.8215 8
9 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.7917 +0.9637 9
10 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.8920 +1.0640 10
11 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.9159 +1.0879 11
12 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.9761 +1.1481 12
13 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.0363 +1.2083 13
14 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.1899 +1.3619 14
15 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.1958 +1.3678 15
16 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.2560 +1.4280 16
17 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.2758 +1.4478 17
18 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5238 +1.6958 18
19 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.6453 +1.8173 19
20 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.6818 +1.8538 20
21 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.7423 +1.9143 21
22 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:56.0845 +2.2565 22
23 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.7293 +2.9013 23
24 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.9507 +3.1227 24
Sources:[20][21]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 25 50:01.2406 1 100
2 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 25 +0.687 2 92
3 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +4.619 3 86
4 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +9.917 4 80
5 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +11.558 22 74
6 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +15.820 6 68
7 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 25 +21.760 9 64
8 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 25 +22.021 7 60
9 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +22.450 12 56
10 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +23.188 13 52
11 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +23.796 11 48
12 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 25 +27.770 10 46
13 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 25 +29.407 14 44
14 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +37.003 8 42
15 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +37.759 15 40
16 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +38.964 16 38
17 34 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +40.628 18 36
18 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +40.886 20 34
19 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +56.277 24 32
20 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 25 +56.797 23 30
21 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +1:10.378 21 28
22 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +1:21.0201 17 26
23 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 23 +2 laps 19 24
Ret 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 21 Engine 5
Sources:[22][23]
Notes
  • ^1 - Rick Kelly received a 43 second time penalty for an unsafe pit release.[11]

Race 4

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.2643 1
2 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.2771 +0.0128 2
3 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.3431 +0.0788 3
4 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.4909 +0.2266 4
5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.5065 +0.2422 5
6 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.5164 +0.2521 6
7 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6336 +0.3693 7
8 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6667 +0.4024 8
9 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6819 +0.4176 9
10 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6938 +0.4295 10
11 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.8335 +0.5692 11
12 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.9105 +0.6462 12
13 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.9710 +0.7067 13
14 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.9854 +0.7211 14
15 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.0479 +0.7836 15
16 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.2075 +0.9432 16
17 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.3512 +1.0869 17
18 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.4762 +1.2119 18
19 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5880 +1.3237 19
20 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5966 +1.3323 20
21 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.8468 +1.5825 21
22 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.9708 +1.7065 22
23 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.1278 +1.8635 23
24 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.5407 +2.2764 24
Sources:[24][25]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 13 25:39.4415 1 50
2 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 13 +2.522 2 46
3 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 13 +6.410 4 43
4 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 13 +7.312 3 40
5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 13 +10.821 5 37
6 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 13 +11.390 6 34
7 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 13 +13.168 7 32
8 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 13 +13.869 9 30
9 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 13 +17.210 13 28
10 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 13 +17.406 11 26
11 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 13 +18.585 10 24
12 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 13 +21.558 12 23
13 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 13 +23.542 8 22
14 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 13 +24.097 16 21
15 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 13 +24.719 14 20
16 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 13 +25.676 15 19
17 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 13 +28.846 19 18
18 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 13 +29.711 17 17
19 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 13 +35.677 21 16
20 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 13 +37.513 23 15
21 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 13 +40.2391 20 14
22 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 13 +41.045 24 13
23 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 13 +41.6082 18 12
24 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 13 +43.107 22 11
Sources:[26][27]
Notes

Race 5

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:53.9990 1
2 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.5214 +0.5224 2
3 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.5883 +0.5893 3
4 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6145 +0.6155 4
5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.6356 +0.6366 5
6 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6426 +0.6436 6
7 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.6526 +0.6536 7
8 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.7679 +0.7689 8
9 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.7876 +0.7886 9
10 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.9721 +0.9731 10
11 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.0520 +1.0530 11
12 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:55.0745 +1.0755 12
13 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.1722 +1.1732 13
14 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:55.2191 +1.2201 14
15 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.2763 +1.2773 15
16 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.3268 +1.3278 16
17 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.4065 +1.4075 17
18 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5361 +1.5371 18
19 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.7205 +1.7215 19
20 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.8368 +1.8378 20
21 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.8597 +1.8607 21
22 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.9853 +1.9863 22
23 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:56.1160 +2.1170 23
24 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.2222 +2.2232 24
Sources:[28][29]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
1 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 51:50.0007 7 100
2 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 25 +1.211 6 92
3 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +1.908 3 86
4 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +2.388 9 80
5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 25 +3.641 5 74
6 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 25 +4.895 18 68
7 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 25 +8.658 10 64
8 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +9.493 4 60
9 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +9.982 17 56
10 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +10.2701 13 52
11 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +10.304 8 48
12 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 25 +10.685 14 46
13 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 25 +10.853 11 44
14 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +11.371 21 42
15 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 25 +12.233 22 40
16 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +12.577 19 38
17 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +12.928 23 36
18 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 25 +13.693 15 34
19 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 25 +16.147 20 32
20 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 25 +16.750 24 30
21 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 23 +2 laps 13 28
DNS 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT Accident 1
DNS 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT Accident 2
DSQ 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB [note 2] 16
Sources:[30][31]
Notes
  • ^1 - Will Davison received a five second time penalty for failing to leave racing room.[15]
  • ^2 - Richie Stanaway was disqualified, fined $10,000 and forced to start Race 6 from pitlane for dangerous driving.[16]

Race 6

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.2783 1
2 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.3655 +0.0872 2
3 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.6318 +0.3535 3
4 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.6870 +0.4087 4
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.7325 +0.4542 5
6 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.7485 +0.4702 6
7 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.7861 +0.5079 7
8 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 1:54.8054 +0.5271 8
9 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:54.8225 +0.5442 9
10 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 1:54.8880 +0.6097 10
11 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.1230 +0.8448 11
12 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.1259 +0.8476 12
13 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.1850 +0.9067 13
14 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.2818 +1.0036 14
15 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.3054 +1.0271 15
16 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5176 +1.2393 16
17 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:55.5585 +1.2802 17
18 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.6003 +1.322 18
19 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:55.8245 +1.5462 19
20 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:56.1404 +1.8621 20
21 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.2236 +1.9453 21
22 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 1:56.4680 +2.1897 22
23 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 1:57.8092 +3.531 23
24 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 1:59.8343 +5.556 24
Sources:[32][33]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 111 25:32.052 2 50
2 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 11 +0.804 1 46
3 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 11 +3.833 3 43
4 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 11 +5.064 4 40
5 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 11 +5.446 6 37
6 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 11 +8.298 7 34
7 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 11 +9.007 9 32
8 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 11 +10.891 12 30
9 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 11 +11.000 10 28
10 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 11 +11.615 13 26
11 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 11 +12.223 15 24
12 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 11 +13.149 14 23
13 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 11 +16.198 16 22
14 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 11 +20.385 23 21
15 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 11 +20.566 8 20
16 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 11 +21.190 11 19
17 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 11 +21.888 18 18
18 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 11 +22.604 22 17
19 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 11 +23.479 17 16
20 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 11 +25.498 24 15
21 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 11 +26.7592 19 14
22 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 11 +28.7153 5 13
23 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 11 +1:28.170 20 12
Ret 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2 Accident 21
Sources:[34][35]
Notes

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2018 Melbourne 400
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