The 2019 Bathurst 1000 (formally known as the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) was a motor racing event for Supercars that was held on the weekend of 10–13 October 2019. It was held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia and featured a single 1000 kilometre race. The event was the eleventh of fourteen in the 2019 Supercars Championship and incorporates Race 20 of the series. It was also the opening round of the 2019 Enduro Cup.[1]

DJR Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat won the race from pole position, marking their first Bathurst 1000 win.[2] It was also the first time Dick Johnson Racing—which merged with Team Penske in 2015—won the race since 1994. The Triple Eight Race Engineering pair of Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander finished second, with Walkinshaw Andretti United's James Courtney and Jack Perkins completed the podium in third.

Report

Background

The event was the 62nd running of the Bathurst 1000, which was first held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in 1960 as a 500-mile race for Australian-made standard production sedans, and marks the 59th time that the race was held at Mount Panorama. It was the 23rd running of the Australian 1000 race, which was first held after the organisational split between the Australian Racing Drivers Club and V8 Supercars Australia that saw two "Bathurst 1000" races contested in both 1997 and 1998. It was scheduled as the 21st race held as part of the Supercars Championship and the seventh time it forms part of the Enduro Cup. The defending winners of the race are Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards, who are competing with Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom in 2019 respectively.[3]

Scott McLaughlin lead the Drivers' Championship leading into the event, leading second-placed Shane van Gisbergen by just under two events' worth of points. Chaz Mostert sits in third ahead of McLaughlin's DJR Team Penske team-mate Fabian Coulthard. In the Teams' Championship, DJR Team Penske hold an 855-point lead over Triple Eight Race Engineering.[4]

Entry list

Twenty-six cars were entered in the event – 16 Holden Commodores, 6 Ford Mustangs and 4 Nissan Altimas. In addition to the 24 regular-season entries, there were two 'Wildcards' – one for Super2 Series team Kostecki Brothers Racing with cousins Jake and Brodie Kostecki, and another from Walkinshaw Andretti United for IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. A third wildcard from Team Kiwi Racing, who last appeared in 2008, was also announced, featuring Chris van der Drift and Jaxon Evans as drivers – however this failed to materialise.[5][6] Six drivers made their debut in the race; all four 'Wildcard' drivers, as well as Super2 Series competitors Thomas Randle and Jack Smith.[7] It was the last start for five-time winner Steven Richards.[8]

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car
2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Winning Appliances)
Holden Commodore ZB 21 Australia Macauley Jones
Australia Dean Canto
Tim Blanchard Racing
(CoolDrive)
Holden Commodore ZB
3 Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Dean Fiore
Kelly Racing
(Rabble Club)
Nissan Altima L33 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Appliances Online)
Holden Commodore ZB
5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Thomas Randle
Tickford Racing
(Bottle-O, Southern Comfort)
Ford Mustang GT 23 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
23Red Racing
(Milwaukee Tools)
Ford Mustang GT
6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia Michael Caruso
Tickford Racing
(Monster Energy)
Ford Mustang GT 27 United States Alexander Rossi
Canada James Hinchcliffe
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(NAPA Auto Parts, Virgin Australia)
Holden Commodore ZB
7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Bryce Fullwood
Kelly Racing
(Plus Fitness)
Nissan Altima L33 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
New Zealand Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB
8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Tim Blanchard
Brad Jones Racing
(Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore ZB 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB
9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport
(Penrite)
Holden Commodore ZB 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Jack Smith
Matt Stone Racing
(SP Tools)
Holden Commodore ZB
12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Mustang GT 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing
(Supercheap Auto)
Ford Mustang GT
14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing
(Freightliner, Alliance Truck Parts)
Holden Commodore ZB 56 Australia Brodie Kostecki
Australia Jake Kostecki
Kostecki Brothers Racing
(Boost Mobile, Arcoweld)
Holden Commodore ZB
15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Dale Wood
Kelly Racing
(Castrol)
Nissan Altima L33 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
Kelly Racing
(Harvey Norman)
Nissan Altima L33
17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Mustang GT 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore ZB
18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
New Zealand Steven Richards
Team 18
(Irwin Tools)
Holden Commodore ZB 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
Erebus Motorsport
(Penrite)
Holden Commodore ZB
19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports
(Truck Assist)
Holden Commodore ZB 888 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore ZB
Source:[9]

Entries with a grey background are wildcard entries which do not compete in the full championship season.

Summary

Thursday and Friday practice

Jamie Whincup topped the opening session with the fastest time for an opening session in Bathurst 1000 history. Macauley Jones had the first incident of the weekend, and the only one of the session, backing his Holden Commodore ZB into the wall at the Cutting. As well as doing damage to the rear bumper and chassis rail, the impact bizarrely popped the rivets out of the roof, which subsequently folded back on the car as the Tim Blanchard Racing driver stopped at Reid Park.[10]

The first co-driver session was smattered with incidents, starting with multiple drivers running through the grass at the Chase. Twenty minutes into the session, the Mountain claimed its first major scalp with Luke Youlden hitting the wall at Sulman Park and ripping the front-right suspension out of the car, resigning it to the garage for the rest of the day. Jake Kostecki in the Kostecki Brothers Racing wildcard would make the same error at the end of the session, with Ashley Walsh bringing out the only other red flag of the session having locked up and run into the sandtrap at Murray's Corner. Jack Smith had a baptism of fire, brushing the tyre wall at Griffin's Bend in the Matt Stone Racing entry fifteen minutes in. James Moffat overtook DJR Team Penske's Alexandre Prémat in the dying seconds to set the fastest time in the GT Mustang.[11]

Thursday's running ended with an incident-free third session, as championship leader McLaughlin broke his own Top Ten Shootout record by a tenth of a second on the first day of practice. The damaged #9 and #56 Commodores sat out the session, and all six Mustangs finished inside the top seven positions – the top six covered by less than three-tenths of a second.[12]

Friday began with a co-driver session, topped by Will Brown in the second Erebus Motorsport Commodore. The session was stopped a matter of seconds after it began with Jake Kostecki running straight into the fence at Griffins' Bend after a steering rack stop was left in the car, for which the team received an AU$5,000 fine.[13] Debutant Thomas Randle ran wide at Forrest's Elbow and lightly brushed the outside wall, but did not bring out the red flags. Garth Tander in Shane van Gisbergen's Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore also ran wide at the first corner, nearly rejoining into the path of Moffat.[14]

The final practice session before qualifying saw another big-name driver in strife, with Whincup crashing at the Esses in an attempt to avoid the already stranded Richie Stanaway. Elsewhere it was a struggle for the international drivers, as both Simona de Silvestro and Alexander Rossi found the sandtrap at Hell Corner in separate incidents. McLaughlin once again lowered the lap record by 0.3sec, with Andre Heimgartner producing the first sub 2:04 time for a Nissan Altima to finish second.[15]

Provisional qualifying

The weather turned against crews ahead of the forty-minute qualifying session, and the circuit remained wet throughout. McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert traded fastest times, with the New Zealander ending the session on top. Van Gisbergen finished the session third ahead of Will Davison, with both Brad Jones Racing entries of Tim Slade and Nick Percat also making the ten. Having struggled for the majority of the session, Whincup put in a late time to elevate him to 7th from 23rd – whilst 8th placed Cameron Waters also had an interrupted session having spent most of it in the garage with an engine sensor issue. Rounding out the top-ten would be Mark Winterbottom and Anton de Pasquale, with the latter's team-mate and 2018 pole-sitter David Reynolds finishing the session 22nd. Another big name to struggle was Fabian Coulthard; the DJR Team Penske driver finishing 16th. Both 'Wildcard' entries ended the session down the back, with Brodie Kostecki beating Alexander Rossi to 24th by 0.03sec. Rounding out the field was Jack Le Brocq of Tekno Autosports, struggling heavily with the wet conditions.[16]

Saturday practice

Saturday begun under grey skies. Will Davison set an early benchmark that would not be beaten, with only two other drivers setting a time under 2:05. The session stayed green throughout, however late in the piece James Hinchcliffe lost the rear of his Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore on the exit of the Cutting and dragged the right-rear corner along the wall. All teams except DJR Team Penske elected to run both main and co-drivers in the session, Prémat proving the exception in the #17 Mustang. The Waters/Caruso entry continued to be plagued with mechanical issues; a stuck throttle leaving them on the sidelines for the early running.[17]

Top Ten Shootout

The field went out in reverse order from qualifying, with De Pasquale setting the benchmark of 2:04.3. Mark Winterbottom went out next, with lock-ups at the Cutting and Forrest's Elbow leaving him six-tenths down on the Erebus driver. Cameron Waters moved to provisional pole with the first sub 2:04 of the session despite a moment at Sulman Park, before Jamie Whincup's attempt left him 0.03sec shy of the #6. The Brad Jones Racing pair did not challenge the top order, surpassing only Winterbottom with Percat ahead of Slade. Will Davison dropped in behind Whincup having felt he did not maximise his run, and Van Gisbergen dropped between the pair. Chaz Mostert, the penultimate runner, bettered Waters' time by a tenth – but McLaughlin proved unbeatable, beating Mostert's benchmark by four-tenths to claim his second pole position at the Bathurst 1000, and fifteenth of the 2019 championship.[18]

Race

The race start was delayed as Brodie Kostecki stopped the Kostecki Brothers Racing wildcard entry at the exit of Forrest's Elbow on the original warm-up lap, complaining of breathing difficulties. The teams' Commodore ZB was towed back to the pits where it was discovered Kostecki's helmet fan was blowing dry ice from the drivers' cool box into his face and causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Brodie's cousin Jake jumped in the car to restart the race from the pit-lane, with Jake's older brother Kurt on standby should Brodie be ruled unfit to continue.[19]

McLaughlin got the jump on Mostert heading into Hell Corner on the opening lap, with Michael Caruso slipping past his Tickford team-mate into second. As the field climbed the mountain for the first time, Tim Slade found himself on the wrong end of a mid-field battle with Scott Pye – a slight bump at Quarry Corner (Turn 5) sending the Brad Jones Racing Commodore into the outside wall and bringing out the safety car.[20]

A safety car was deployed on Lap 135 in response to the stricken Commodore of Hinchcliffe and Rossi, which caused Coulthard, who was third at the time, to dramatically slow down the rest of the field. This happened as McLaughin and Whincup, who were first and second at the time respectively, headed into the pits. During this time the gap between Whincup and Coulthard, which was originally three seconds, extended out to over forty seconds. This caused a shuffle in positions, with several teams being better off, while others were worse off. Initially Coulthard was given a drive-through penalty for breaching safety car procedures, but when Ryan Story, Team Principal of DJR Team Penske, was interviewed about the issues, questions were raised that it was done by team orders.[21]

Post race

The actions of DJR Team Penske during the Lap 135 safety car received mixed reception from team owners and drivers. Race runner-up Van Gisbergen described Coulthard as a "sacrificial lamb" and added that it was "pretty obvious" as to what had happened.[22] Erebus Motorsport boss Barry Ryan claimed that DJR Team Penske had "blatantly cheated" and wanted points from the team stripped.[23] Walkinshaw Andretti United's James Courtney, who finished third alongside Jack Perkins defended the team, stating that penalising the drivers would be "unfair" and stating that stripping McLaughlin of his maiden win would be "pretty harsh".[24] McLaughlin, team-mate to Coulthard, was initially unfazed about the incident, but then lashed out at fans after it was revealed that Coulthard had received death threats after the incident.[25][26]

DJR Team Penske were later charged for breach of team orders and had a hearing on 19 October. They were later found guilty and were fined $250,000, $100,000 suspended until 31 December 2021 and 300 points stripped from the teams' championship. Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto were both relegated to twenty-first position, the last running position, while Scott McLaughlin and Alex Prémat kept their first place.[27] McLaughlin and Prémat were not penalised because the stewards' investigation found that the team's orders were intended to benefit Coulthard and D'Alberto; by slowing the field down, the team hoped that Coulthard would keep his position as continuing to the pits at race speed would mean an extended stop waiting behind McLaughlin.

Furthermore, on the 10 November, DJR Team Penske were fined $30,000 and Scott McLaughlin's pole time was stripped, after it was found that the valve lift in a number of cylinders had exceeded the maximum permitted valve lift prescribed by the ESD. The stewards ruled that this did not offer McLaughlin a performance advantage and the violation was so slight that the team could not have been aware of it. The team accepted the penalty, attributing the issue to improperly-calibrated machinery being used in assembling the engine. The penalty carried a flow-on effect to Race 30 at Sandown, which saw McLaughlin relegated to last position on the grid.[28] McLaughlin retained his race win as the engine used in qualifying was replaced ahead of the race.

Results

Practice

Practice summary
Session Day Fastest lap
No. Driver Team Car Time Cond. Ref.
Practice 1 Thursday 888 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.6744 Dry [29]
Practice 2 55 Australia James Moffat Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:05.6619 Dry [30]
Practice 3 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 2:03.7728 Dry [31]
Practice 4 Friday 99 Australia Will Brown Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.9817 Dry [32]
Practice 5 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 2:03.4813 Dry [33]
Practice 6 Saturday 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:04.7545 Dry [34]
Practice 7 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:03.5089 Dry [35]

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid[a]
DSQ[b] 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 2:27.6476 Top 10[c]
1 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:28.0484 +0.4008 Top 10[c]
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.1880 +1.5404 Top 10[c]
3 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:29.2431 +1.5955 Top 10[c]
4 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.3889 +1.7413 Top 10[c]
5 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.4619 +1.8143 Top 10[c]
6 888 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.6973 +2.0497 Top 10[c]
7 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:29.7038 +2.0562 Top 10[c]
8 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.8025 +2.1549 Top 10[c]
9 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.8288 +2.1812 Top 10[c]
10 15 Australia Rick Kelly Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 2:29.8573 +2.2097 11
11 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:29.9048 +2.2572 12
12 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 2:30.1249 +2.4773 13
13 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:30.1690 +2.5214 14
14 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:30.2670 +2.6194 15
15 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 2:30.2983 +2.6507 16
16 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 2:30.5723 +2.9247 17
17 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:30.6557 +3.0081 18
18 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:30.7457 +3.0981 19
19 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:30.7643 +3.1167 20
20 3 Australia Garry Jacobson Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 2:30.9051 +3.2575 21
21 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:31.1510 +3.5034 22
22 21 Australia Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:31.2474 +3.5998 23
23 56 Australia Brodie Kostecki Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:31.5758 +3.9282 24
24 27 United States Alexander Rossi Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:31.6046 +3.9570 25
25 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 2:33.8786 +6.3210 26
Source:[36]

Top 10 Shootout

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
DSQ[d] 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 2:03.3783 1
1 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:03.7897 +0.4114 2
2 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:03.9178 +0.5395 3
3 888 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:03.9505 +0.5722 4
4 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.1136 +0.7353 5
5 23 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 2:04.3295 +0.9512 6
6 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.3830 +1.0047 7
7 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.6705 +1.2922 8
8 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.8395 +1.4612 9
9 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.9800 +1.6017 10
Source:[37]

Race

Pos. No. Drivers Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 161 6:27:51.5260 1 300
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +0.6799 5 276
3 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 161 +1.8769 18 258
4 888 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +2.6698 4 240
5 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +3.6430 22 222
6 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
New Zealand Steven Richards
Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 161 +5.6227 10 204
7 2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 161 +6.6087 14 192
8 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Dale Wood
Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 161 +6.6733 11 180
9 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Thomas Randle
Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 161 +6.9839 20 168
10 23 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
23Red Racing Ford Mustang GT 161 +7.7034 6 156
11 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +7.8562 19 144
12 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
New Zealand Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +11.2623 12 138
13 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 160 +1 lap 17 132
14 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Tim Blanchard
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 8 126
15 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 160 +1 lap 2 120
16 21 Australia Macauley Jones
Australia Dean Canto
Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 23 114
17 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 26 108
18 27 United States Alexander Rossi
Canada James Hinchcliffe
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 159 +2 laps 25 102
19 3 Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Dean Fiore
Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 159 +2 laps 21 96
20 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia Michael Caruso
Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT 148 +13 laps 3 90
21[e] 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT 161 +4.0868 16 84
Ret 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Bryce Fullwood
Kelly Racing Nissan Altima L33 157 Accident 13
Ret 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 125 Accident 7
Ret 56 Australia Brodie Kostecki
Australia Jake Kostecki
Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden Commodore ZB 111 Accident 24
Ret 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Jack Smith
Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB 98 Accident 15
Ret 14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 0 Accident 9
Source:[38]

Notes

  1. ^ Starting grid position
  2. ^ Scott McLaughlin was quickest, but was retrospectively stripped of the position on 10 November 2019, due to an engine infringement.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Grid position determined by Top 10 Shootout
  4. ^ Scott McLaughlin started the race on pole, but was retrospectively stripped of the position on 10 November 2019, due to an engine infringement.
  5. ^ Couthard and D'Alberto initially finished sixth, but were relegated to twenty-first after a post-race investigation.

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