Tim Slade (born 3 August 1985) is an Australian racing driver who competes in the Repco Supercars Championship. Slade currently drives the No. 3 Ford Mustang GT for Blanchard Racing Team.

Early career

Slade first appeared at a national level racing in the 2003 Australian Formula Ford Championship. During the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship, Slade, in his rookie season with Team BRM, won his first race when making a one-off appearance at the penultimate round of the series.[1] Slade returned to Formula 3 for the following season, beginning a long-running partnership with businessman James Rosenberg, who owned the car.[2] However, after having scored just 25 points after the first four races, compared to the 57 points of joint series leaders Chris Alajajian and Michael Trimble, Slade was dropped from the team.[3]

Taking a step backwards, Slade competed in his first full season at national level in 2006, racing for Sonic Motor Racing Services in the 2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship. Slade narrowly lost a season-long battle with John Martin for the title.[4][5]

Supercars Championship

Development Series

Turning his back on open wheelers, Slade moved into the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series for the 2007 season, starting the season with ANT Racing in a Ford Falcon (BA). However, Slade's season was blighted by a team shift to MW Motorsport mid-season and he finished ninth in the points. The highlight of his season was a second-place finish in the reverse grid race at Queensland Raceway.

In 2008 Slade renewed his partnership with Rosenberg, who purchased Slade a Holden Commodore (VZ) from Perkins Engineering, which ran under the banner of 'Slade Sport'.[2] Early in the season Slade won the Wakefield Park round, but poor results at Queensland Raceway and at Mount Panorama, plus the limited resources available, restricted Slade to seventh in the series results.

Paul Morris Motorsport

Early in 2009, Slade was announced as the replacement driver for the retiring Paul Morris at his eponymous team to graduate into V8 Supercars.[6] The drive was once again backed by Rosenberg.[2] Driving a Holden Commodore (VE) sponsored by Supercheap Auto, Slade finished 23rd in the championship.

James Rosenberg Racing

In 2010, Slade moved teams to the newly formed James Rosenberg Racing, driving the #47 Wilson Security-backed Ford Falcon (FG) as a satellite entry of Stone Brothers Racing. His best results of the year were a pair of fifth places at Hidden Valley Raceway and at the Phillip Island 500, with co-driver Jack Perkins. For 2011, Slade remained with the team, with a new title sponsor, Lucky 7, and improved to ninth in the championship standings including three podium positions at Queensland Raceway.

Slade during test day for the 2013 Supercars season

He had his breakout year in 2012 aboard the Lucky 7 Falcon, where he finished fifth in the championship. Stone Brothers Racing was then sold at the end of 2012 to Erebus Motorsport, who brought in the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to V8 Supercars under the new Car of the Future regulations in 2013. However, the Erebus package struggled and Slade could only manage 22nd in the championship.

Walkinshaw Racing

Slade moved to Walkinshaw Racing for the 2014, driving his team's #47 VF Commodore. This also marked a return to Supercheap Auto colours for Slade and a move away from his association with James Rosenberg, who coincidentally ended up running a sister car to Slade at Walkinshaw Racing for Nick Percat.[2] He finished the year in 17th position. He remained with the team for the 2015 season, finishing 13th in the championship.

Brad Jones Racing

In 2016, Walkinshaw Racing downsized to two cars and Slade moved to Brad Jones Racing. After a slow start to the season, Slade won the first two races of his career at the 2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint.[7]

DJR Team Penske

After he announced he will retire from full-time competition he was signed by DJR Team Penske to co-drive alongside Scott McLaughlin for the Bathurst 1000.[8] The pair finished 5th behind other DJR Car of Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto

Blanchard Racing Team

In 2021 Tim Blanchard signed Slade to drive the No. 3 CoolDrive Auto Parts backed ex-23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT for his team Blanchard Racing Team. (Formally known as Tim Blanchard Racing).

GT

In 2012, Slade joined Erebus Motorsport for its Bathurst 12 Hour campaign, driving the team's Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. Along with Jeroen Bleekemolen, Peter Hackett and Bret Curtis, he finished the race in second position. He once again entered the race with Erebus in 2013, finishing in sixth position with Lee Holdsworth and Peter Hackett. In 2016, he competed in the event once again, this time in a McLaren 650S GT3 with Tony Walls, Matt Campbell and Warren Luff. Slade has also appeared as a guest driver at the annual Pro-Am event of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship on multiple occasions.

Career results

Season Series Position Car Team
2003 Australian Formula Ford Championship 22nd Van Diemen RF92 Ford Steel Building Systems
2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship 10th Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Team BRM
Australian Formula Ford Championship 29th Van Diemen RF01 Ford Ben Fitzgerald
2005 Australian Drivers' Championship 11th Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Team BRM
2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship 2nd Van Diemen RF04 Ford Sonic Motor Racing Services
2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 9th Ford Falcon (BA) A.N.T. Racing
MW Motorsport
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 7th Holden Commodore (VZ) Slade Speed
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 23rd Holden Commodore (VE) Paul Morris Motorsport
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 16th Ford Falcon (FG) James Rosenberg Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 9th Ford Falcon (FG) James Rosenberg Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 5th Ford Falcon (FG) James Rosenberg Racing
Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge 11th Polaris RZR 900 XP Polaris Off Road Vehicles
2013 Australian GT Championship 23rd Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport
V8SuperTourers Championship 11th Holden Commodore (VE) M3 Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 22nd Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 17th Holden Commodore (VF) Walkinshaw Racing
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 13th Holden Commodore (VF) Walkinshaw Racing
2016 World Time Attack Challenge 1st Nissan Silvia S13 MCA Suspension
International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Holden Commodore (VF) Brad Jones Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 11th Holden Commodore (VF) Brad Jones Racing
World Time Attack Challenge 1st Nissan Silvia S13 MCA Suspension
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 11th Holden Commodore (ZB) Brad Jones Racing
2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 15th Holden Commodore (ZB) Brad Jones Racing
Intercontinental GT Challenge 15th Ferrari 488 GT3 HubAuto Corsa
2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 30th Ford Mustang GT DJR Team Penske
2021 Repco Supercars Championship 21st Ford Mustang GT Blanchard Racing Team

italics: Season still in Progress

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2009 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore (VE) Australia Paul Morris 7th 161
2010 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Jack Perkins 18th 161
2011 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 12th 161
2012 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Andrew Thompson 7th 161
2013 James Rosenberg Racing Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 Australia Andrew Thompson 26th 137
2014 Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore (VF) Australia Tony D'Alberto DNF 102
2015 Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore VF Australia Tony D'Alberto 14th 161
2016 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF Australia Ashley Walsh 7th 161
2017 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF Australia Ashley Walsh‡
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
9th 161
2018 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) Australia Ashley Walsh 17th 160
2019 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Ashley Walsh DNF 0
2020 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang Mk.6 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 5th 161

‡Walsh was entered as a co-driver to Slade but withdrew due to injury and was replaced with Heimgartner.

Bathurst 6 Hour

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2021 Carr Motorsport Australia Bradley Carr BMW M3 F80 X 120 4 4

Supercars Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2009 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore (VE) ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
HAM
R3

Ret
HAM
R4

DNS
WIN
R5

18
WIN
R6

17
SYM
R7

24
SYM
R8

14
HDV
R9

27
HDV
R10

25
TOW
R11

Ret
TOW
R12

13
SAN
R13

21
SAN
R14

24
QLD
R15

10
QLD
R16

22
PHI
QR

23
PHI
R17

7
BAT
R18

7
SUR
R19

17
SUR
R20

21
SUR
R21

17
SUR
R22

21
PHI
R23

21
PHI
R24

16
BAR
R25

19
BAR
R26

22
SYD
R27

Ret
SYD
R28

16
23rd 1221
2010 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) YMC
R1

14
YMC
R2

13
BHR
R3

21
BHR
R4

18
ADE
R5

Ret
ADE
R6

17
HAM
R7

Ret
HAM
R8

16
QLD
R9

16
QLD
R10

17
WIN
R11

12
WIN
R12

7
HDV
R13

6
HDV
R14

6
TOW
R15

12
TOW
R16

12
PHI
R17

5
BAT
R18

18
SUR
R19

18
SUR
R20

19
SYM
R21

19
SYM
R22

18
SAN
R23

18
SAN
R24

6
SYD
R25

Ret
SYD
R26

Ret
16th 1595
2011 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) YMC
R1

5
YMC
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

8
ADE
R4

13
HAM
R5

Ret
HAM
R6

Ret
BAR
R7

22
BAR
R8

5
BAR
R9

9
WIN
R10

15
WIN
R11

13
HID
R12

21
HID
R13

4
TOW
R14

25
TOW
R15

7
QLD
R16

2
QLD
R17

3
QLD
R18

2
PHI
QR

21
PHI
R19

24
BAT
R20

12
SUR
R21

12
SUR
R22

10
SYM
R23

12
SYM
R24

27
SAN
R25

15
SAN
R26

7
SYD
R27

6
SYD
R28

10
9th 1904
2012 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) ADE
R1

12
ADE
R2

10
SYM
R3

8
SYM
R4

4
HAM
R5

15
HAM
R6

11
BAR
R7

6
BAR
R8

7
BAR
R9

8
PHI
R10

3
PHI
R11

12
HID
R12

6
HID
R13

10
TOW
R14

21
TOW
R15

12
QLD
R16

9
QLD
R17

8
SMP
R18

16
SMP
R19

14
SAN
QR

4
SAN
R20

7
BAT
R21

7
SUR
R22

5
SUR
R23

4
YMC
R24

4
YMC
R25

6
YMC
R26

3
WIN
R27

6
WIN
R28

5
SYD
R29

2
SYD
R30

4
5th 2790
2013 James Rosenberg Racing Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 ADE
R1

15
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

22
SYM
R4

22
SYM
R5

18
PUK
R6

25
PUK
R7

26
PUK
R8

16
PUK
R9

23
BAR
R10

13
BAR
R11

23
BAR
R12

24
COA
R13

22
COA
R14

26
COA
R15

20
COA
R16

17
HID
R17

6
HID
R18

11
HID
R19

Ret
TOW
R20

Ret
TOW
R21

8
QLD
R22

24
QLD
R23

13
QLD
R24

8
WIN
R25

22
WIN
R26

19
WIN
R27

15
SAN
QR

8
SAN
R28

21
BAT
R29

26
SUR
R30

15
SUR
R31

20
PHI
R32

25
PHI
R33

24
PHI
R34

20
SYD
R35

8
SYD
R36

11
22nd 1298
2014 Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1

15
ADE
R2

14
ADE
R3

6
SYM
R4

14
SYM
R5

19
SYM
R6

8
WIN
R7

Ret
WIN
R8

11
WIN
R9

3
PUK
R10

11
PUK
R11

Ret
PUK
R12

24
PUK
R13

21
BAR
R14

23
BAR
R15

14
BAR
R16

25
HID
R17

16
HID
R18

8
HID
R19

19
TOW
R20

Ret
TOW
R21

Ret
TOW
R22

13
QLD
R23

15
QLD
R24

17
QLD
R25

14
SMP
R26

Ret
SMP
R27

DNS
SMP
R28

DNS
SAN
QR

9
SAN
R29

12
BAT
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

3
SUR
R32

4
PHI
R33

12
PHI
R34

24
PHI
R35

17
SYD
R36

2
SYD
R37

7
SYD
R38

6
17th 1646
2015 Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1

8
ADE
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

8
SYM
R4

9
SYM
R5

14
SYM
R6

Ret
BAR
R7

16
BAR
R8

10
BAR
R9

23
WIN
R10

19
WIN
R11

11
WIN
R12

14
HID
R13

7
HID
R14

2
HID
R15

9
TOW
R16

20
TOW
R17

14
QLD
R18

11
QLD
R19

14
QLD
R20

19
SMP
R21

15
SMP
R22

14
SMP
R23

8
SAN
QR

6
SAN
R24

6
BAT
R25

14
SUR
R26

14
SUR
R27

12
PUK
R28

15
PUK
R29

7
PUK
R30

23
PHI
R31

10
PHI
R32

16
PHI
R33

17
SYD
R34

6
SYD
R35

20
SYD
R36

Ret
12th 1764
2016 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

17
ADE
R3

20
SYM
R4

8
SYM
R5

13
PHI
R6

8
PHI
R7

13
BAR
R8

10
BAR
R9

16
WIN
R10

1
WIN
R11

1
HID
R12

13
HID
R13

2
TOW
R14

13
TOW
R15

13
QLD
R16

6
QLD
R17

7
SMP
R18

7
SMP
R19

12
SAN
QR

8
SAN
R20

16
BAT
R21

7
SUR
R22

11
SUR
R23

8
PUK
R24

17
PUK
R25

23
PUK
R26

19
PUK
R27

16
SYD
R28

9
SYD
R29

7
8th 2263
2017 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1

14
ADE
R2

7
SYM
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

8
PHI
R5

18
PHI
R6

19
BAR
R7

13
BAR
R8

17
WIN
R9

27
WIN
R10

11
HID
R11

11
HID
R12

5
TOW
R13

20
TOW
R14

Ret
QLD
R15

4
QLD
R16

7
SMP
R17

18
SMP
R18

17
SAN
QR

17
SAN
R19

DSQ
BAT
R20

9
SUR
R21

3
SUR
R22

22
PUK
R23

6
PUK
R24

15
NEW
R25

3
NEW
R26

11
11th 1812
2018 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) ADE
R1

13
ADE
R2

11
MEL
R3

10
MEL
R4

10
MEL
R5

4
MEL
R6

11
SYM
R7

7
SYM
R8

14
PHI
R9

10
PHI
R10

12
BAR
R11

4
BAR
R12

17
WIN
R13

7
WIN
R14

7
HID
R15

14
HID
R16

21
TOW
R17

11
TOW
R18

14
QLD
R19

14
QLD
R20

6
SMP
R21

10
BEN
R22

12
BEN
R23

4
SAN
QR

8
SAN
R24

15
BAT
R25

17

21

C
PUK
R28

17
PUK
R29

11
NEW
R30

18
NEW
R31

15
11th 2249
2019 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

4
MEL
R3

6
MEL
R4

8
MEL
R5

3
MEL
R6

7
SYM
R7

7
SYM
R8

12
PHI
R9

17
PHI
R10

9
BAR
R11

11
BAR
R12

11
WIN
R13

13
WIN
R14

12
HID
R15

Ret
HID
R16

18
TOW
R17

16
TOW
R18

12
QLD
R19

Ret
QLD
R20

17
BEN
R21

14
BEN
R22

12

11

18
BAT
R25

Ret

8

17

20

13

9

3
15th 1940
2020 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1

ADE
R2

MEL
R3

MEL
R4

MEL
R5

MEL
R6

SMP1
R7

SMP1
R8

SMP1
R9






















BAT
R31

5
30th 222
2021 Tim Blanchard Racing Ford Mustang GT BAT
R1

Ret
BAT
R2

DNS

13

9

17

17

12

12

14

15

7
HID
R12

7
HID
R13

19
HID
R14

9
TOW
R15

6
TOW
R16

8

4

12

22
SYD1
R20

10
SYD1
R21

5
SYD1
R22

9
SYD2
R23

7
SYD2
R24

SYD2
R25






BAT
R31

12th* 1152*

References

  1. ^ "Championship Standings: 2004 Australian F3 Championship". The official website of the Australian Formula 3 Championship Series. 2004. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Bartholomaeus, Stefan (26 May 2016). "Pride for Rosenberg after Slade breakthrough". Speedcafe. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Championship Standings: 2005 Australian Drivers Championship". The official website of the Australian Formula 3 Championship Series. 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Tim Slade". Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Formula Ford Australia 2006". Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  6. ^ "News: Rookie Slade secures Supercheap Auto Racing V8 seat alongside Ingall". supercheapautoracing.com.au. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  7. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (22 May 2016). "Slade and BJR do the double at Winton". Speedcafe. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/slade-djr-penske-enduro-premat/4606149/

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