Photo Feature: 2000 FAI 1000 at Bathurst - Part 2 of 11
Michael Shaw was at the Mountain for the V8Supercar Pick 10 project. This is the second set of his pictures from the mountain.
Photo Feature: 2000 FAI 1000 at Bathurst - Part 1 of 11
Michael Shaw was at the Mountain for the V8Supercar Pick 10 project. This is the first set of his pictures from the mountain.
Indy Interview Series - Part 7 - Jason Bright
In the final of our pre-Bathurst interviews, Michael Shaw caught up with Jason Bright on Friday before the Honda Indy 300. Bright together with Paul Radisich will start practice for the FAI 1000 as the favourite to take the win, following the outstanding speed of the Dick Johnson prepared Falcon during last year's race. Jason talks to us about his Bathurst hopes, as well as his CART career, including the initial impressions of his Champ Car experience on the Gold Coast.
Indy Interview Series - Part 6 - Jason Bargwanna
In the sixth of his pre-Bathurst interviews, Michael Shaw caught with Garry Rogers Motorsport driver Jason Bargwanna. Bargawanna is one of the key players in the 2000 FAI 1000 script, co-driving with championship contender Garth Tander. Bargs talks about his career, the format changes for V8Supercars in 2001, his chances for 2001, and more immediately Bathurst.
Indy Interview Series - Part 5 - Glenn Seton
In our continuing series of pre-Bathurst interviews, Michael Shaw caught up with a recovering Glenn Seton at the Honda Indy 300. Seton missed out on the V8Supercar support races at Indy, and the previous Shell Championship Series round at Sandown, due to a massive test accident at Phillip Island. In this interview, Glenn speaks about the effect of that crash on his Bathurst preparations, the pressure for success, the future for FTR, and for V8Supercars in general.
Inside the CAT Racing Falcon
A quick look inside the CAT Racing Falcon, including description of some of the components that a modern V8Supercar has.
Indy Interview Series - Part 4 - John Bowe
It's been one of the toughest years on record for the Tasmainan driver. The low budget CAT racing team has struggled with bad luck, mechanical failures, and lack of testing. In this interview with Michael Shaw, Bowe talks about CAT racing, the future of V8Supercars in Tasmaina (or lack thereof), and Project Blueprint.
Indy Interview Series - Part 3 - Cameron McConville
He's one of the men most likely to take the vacant seat at HRT. He has raced everything from SuperTouring Audi's to GTP and now, Rod Nash's V8Supercar. In this interview Cameron talks to Michael Shaw about the Audi experience, the difference between HRT and the small Rod Nash team, and his expectations for Bathurst.
Indy Interview Series - Part 2 - Garth Tander
In the second of our interviews at Indy, Michael Shaw talked to 2000 Shell Series title contender Garth Tander. While his hopes appear on paper to be mathematically slim, Tander still has the opinion the he comes into Bathurst with an equal shot. Next year even looks more promising, with points for qualifying shootouts, and an improving GRM Commodore...
Indy Interview Series - Part 1 - Craig Lowndes
Michael Shaw was at the Honda Indy 300 in October, and while there, caught up with many V8Supercar drivers there for the FAI Insurance Challenge. His first interview, was with the three time Shell Series champion, Craig Lowndes.
The Lowndes departure timeline, how it happened
Shane Rogers reviews the V8SP10 news archives, looking at the events leading up to the announcement that Craig Lowndes would not drive for the Holden Racing Team in 2001.
The races, the cars, the drivers, the mountain
V8SP10 Statistician/Historian Mark Alan Jones looks back at previous classic races Bathurst, the cars, and drivers, and looks forward to the 2000 Grand Final, where 57 teams will attempt to conquer the mountain.
Photo Feature: 2000 FAI Insurance Challenge - Part 2
More pictures from Michael Shaw and Mark Alan Jones at the FAI Insurance V8Supercar Challenge.
Photo Feature: 2000 FAI Insurance Challenge - Part 1
Michael Shaw and Mark Alan Jones were at the Honda Indy 300 for the FAI Insurance V8Supercar Challenge demonstration event - here's the proof.
Shock: Tony Cochrane admits error!
It was truly a rare day in V8Supercars, Tony Cochrane admitted his own error at the V8Supercar 2001 calendar launch. Shane Rogers tells us more about that mistake, and gives his thoughts on the 2001 changes for the Shell and Konica Series.
Big changes ahead for V8Supercars in 2001
Shane Rogers was at the AVESCO 2001 season calendar launch at Sandown in early October. He lists the big changes for 2001, including longer races, more top ten shootouts, a new race in New Zealand, and more TV coverage.
Photo Feature: 2000 Queensland 500
By popular demand, more photos! Mark Alan Jones proves that he's not only good for compiling stats and drinking Coca-Cola by taking these pictures at the Queensland 500.
Band-aid approach to parity the wrong one
Jason Whittaker tells us his opinions on the objectives of parity, and expresses reservations
about the reverse grid solutions currently being used. It is then explained why a
technical solution to parity like what is about to be implelemented, is the only solution.
Explaining the AVESCO reverse grid system
In this article Shane Rogers explains the current reverse grid and points system system in use for the last
three triple-sprint races of this season. Another alternative system is developed, based on the
same principles, which offers another methodology for determining the race three grid and the distribution of Shell
Championship series points.
Geography Lesson: Where the heck is Brunei?
With the possibility of Brunei hosting a V8Supercar race in 2001, we answer your first question, just where is Brunei?
Photo Feature: Oran Park
Round nine of the 2000 Shell Championship Series will be remembered for one thing, but there was some great action caputred by photographer Michael Shaw.
A sport in crisis - Boycott threats and legal action set to bring Supercar racing to its knees
The war of words over parity has this week intensified into a legal bunfight of epic proportions. In this special report, Jason Whittaker reviews the past seven tumultuous days and look at the crisis that has rocked the sport to its very foundations.
How the Complusory Pit Stop rules should have been written
Probably the most talked about feature of the Clipsal 500 was the complusory pit stop rules, and
their implementation under a Safety Car period. Shane Rogers uses the amazing power of hindsight,
to give some friendy advice for the organisers of next year's race about how the CPS rules should
have been written.
What's wrong with the 2-day format?
"The racing was great, but where was the crowd?".
At home it appears.
V8Supercar fans on the Internet and in general have
given the thumbs down to the new race schedule used at Phillip Island for the first
round of the Shell Series. Shane Rogers tells why, and what
can be done next year to bring the crowd back. There's even a suggestion
or two for the Channel 10 guys...
If the action on track ever begins to disappoint during the season, you can rest assured there will be plenty happening off-track to keep you entertained. Jason Whittaker tells us what quotes you'll hear from pit lane this year, and what quotes you won't hear...