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    The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide was a motor race for V8 Supercars held on 2 and 3 March 2013. The event was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia,[1] and consisted of two races of two hundred and fifty kilometres in length. It was the first round of the 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship,[2] and marked the racing debuts of the Holden VF Commodore,[3] Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG,[4] and Nissan Altima L33,[5] all of which were entered in the series under the brand-new "Car of the Future" regulations;[6] Ford continued to use the FG Falcon model raced in previous years, but built to Car of the Future specifications.

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    Race 1

    Qualifying

    The Holden VF Commodore of Shane van Gisbergen at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
    The Holden VF Commodore of Jamie Whincup at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
    The Ford FG Falcon of Mark Winterbottom at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
    Pos. No. Name Car Team Time
    1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.87311
    2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.87311
    3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.8892
    4 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.0594
    5 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.1496
    6 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1865
    7 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.2323
    8 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.2653
    9 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:21.3006
    10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.3136
    11 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5084
    12 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:21.6164
    13 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.6701
    14 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.6903
    15 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.6930
    16 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:21.7393
    17 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.7477
    18 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.7832
    19 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.8651
    20 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.8754
    21 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.9048
    22 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:21.9709
    23 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:22.1206
    24 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.2518
    25 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.2749
    26 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:22.2837
    27 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.8720
    28 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:23.2133
    Source:[7]

    Notes:

    • ^1Craig Lowndes and Shane van Gisbergen both set lap times that were identical to the ten-thousandth of a second. As Lowndes had set his laptime before Van Gisbergen, he was awarded provisional pole.

    Top 10 Shootout

    FPos. No. Name Car Team QPos. Time
    1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 2 1:21.3595
    2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 8 1:21.4075
    3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1 1:21.4453
    4 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 5 1:21.4852
    5 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 1:21.5258
    6 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 9 1:21.5916
    7 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 4 1:21.6558
    8 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 7 1:21.7859
    9 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 10 1:22.1825
    10 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 6 1:22.2235
    Source:[8]

    Race

    Pos. No. Name Car Team Grid Time Points
    1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 1:49:37.3127 150
    2 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 7 +20.5203 138
    3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 5 +32.1287 129
    4 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 8 +35.5821 120
    5 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 9 +37.3925 111
    6 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 10 +38.6829 102
    7 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 18 +39.0363 96
    8 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 6 +48.4746 90
    9 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 16 +49.2109 84
    10 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 12 +66.0578 78
    11 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 19 +68.5664 72
    12 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 22 +71.4827 69
    13 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 11 +73.2353 66
    14 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 14 +1 lap 63
    15 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 24 +1 lap 60
    16 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 26 +1 lap 57
    17 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 23 +1 lap 54
    18 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 25 +2 laps 51
    19 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 4 +3 laps 48
    20 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 21 +6 laps 45
    21 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 15 +7 laps 42
    22 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +11 laps 39
    23 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 13 +14 laps 36
    24 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 28 +19 laps 33
    Ret 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1 Retired
    Ret 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 27 Retired
    Ret 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 17 Retired
    Ret 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 2 Retired
    Source:[9]

    Race 2

    Qualifying

    Pos. No. Name Car Team Time
    1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:20.7148
    2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:20.8233
    3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:20.8553
    4 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:20.9329
    5 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:20.9338
    6 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1051
    7 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.1071
    8 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:21.1406
    9 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:21.1900
    10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.3450
    11 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:21.4110
    12 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 1:21.4325
    13 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.4386
    14 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.4568
    15 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5321
    16 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.5378
    17 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:21.5578
    18 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.5747
    19 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:21.7091
    20 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1:21.7143
    21 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:21.9685
    22 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:22.1783
    23 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:22.2016
    24 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 1:22.2814
    25 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.3014
    26 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.3925
    27 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:22.3968
    28 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 1:23.3731
    Source:[10]

    Race

    Pos. No. Name Car Team Grid Time Points
    1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 1 1:51:52.4116 150
    2 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 3 +2.2193 138
    3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 8 +3.8293 129
    4 66 Australia Russell Ingall Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 9 +7.0731 120
    5 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 2 +7.3886 111
    6 6 Australia Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 4 +7.9701 102
    7 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 10 +8.9026 96
    8 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VF Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 11 +12.5191 90
    9 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 7 +14.3227 84
    10 19 Australia Jonathon Webb Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 20 +14.6458 78
    11 80 Australia Scott Pye Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 15 +18.0410 72
    12 88 Australia Dean Fiore Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 17 +18.8045 69
    13 360 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 19 +19.9581 66
    14 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 16 +53.4477 63
    15 17 Australia Tim Blanchard Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 21 +1 lap 60
    16 21 Australia David Wall Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 22 +1 lap 57
    17 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 27 +1 lap 54
    Ret 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 18 Retired
    Ret 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 14 Retired
    Ret 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 24 Retired
    Ret 18 Australia Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 12 Retired
    Ret 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 26 Retired
    Ret 47 Australia Tim Slade Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG James Rosenberg Racing 25 Retired
    Ret 36 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 23 Retired
    Ret 9 Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 28 Retired
    Ret 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 5 Retired
    Ret 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 13 Retired
    Ret 34 France Alexandre Prémat Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 6 Retired
    Source:[11]

    Championship standings after the race

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

    References

    1. ^ "Adelaide's iconic Clipsal 500 dates announced for landmark 2013 opener". SpeedCafe.com. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    2. ^ "Eastern Creek dropped from calendar". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    3. ^ "Holden changes direction for VF V8 Supercar styling". SpeedCafe. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz to join V8 Supercars". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    5. ^ "Nissan to unveil its V8 Supercars future in New York". Speedcafe.com. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    6. ^ Gunther, Briar (29 March 2010). "Car of the Future released". V8Supercars.com.au. BigPond Sport. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    7. ^ "Lowndes edges Van Gisbergen to provisional Adelaide pole". SpeedCafe.com. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
    8. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (1 March 2013). "Shane van Gisbergen scores pole for Race 1 in Adelaide". SpeedCafe.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
    9. ^ "Lowndes equals record with victory". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
    10. ^ "Van Gisbergen and Winterbottom stage front-row repeat for Race 2". Speedcafe.com. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
    11. ^ "Van Gisbergen wins Adelaide race two". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
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