Despite the best efforts of the 27 other V8 Supercars™ drivers, none were able to bump Jamie Whincup from his customary position as race pole sitter. During Sunday morning’s two qualifying rounds for Race 15 and 16 in this weekend’s V8 Supercars Austin 400 race series at Circuit of the Americas™, Whincup in his No.1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden snapped up the pole for both of Sunday’s races. In the process he also ran the fastest qualifying lap so far, with a record time of 1:31.994 on the circuit’s modified 2.4-mile short track. The trio atop the grid for Race 15 remained the same as it had been all weekend, with Whincup on the pole, joined by teammate, Craig Lowndes, in the No. 888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden, who grabbed down his usual No. 2 spot on the grid, and Lockwood Racing’s Fabian Coulthard in the No. 14 Holden in third. The three drivers finished 1-2-3 on the podium in both of Saturday’s races.
Photos by: Lacey Seymour
Photos by: Rick Dole, Lacey Seymour, Keith Rizzo
Jamie Whincup and Red Bull Racing Australia continued to prove they’re No. 1 when it comes to V8 Supercars™. Driving the No. 1 Holden for the Red Bull Racing Australia team, Whincup and teammate Craig Lowndes finished 1-2, dominating the first two V8 supercars races at the new Circuit of The Americas™ sports and entertainment complex during the V8 Supercars Austin 400. Incidentally, the three drivers atop the podium were identical for Races 13 and 14 Saturday, with Whincup and Lowndes holding the first two positions and Fabian Coulthard, driving the No. 14 car for Lockwood Racing, finishing third.