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The Facts

Phillip Island 400 – Day One

Round 13 of the V8 Supercar Championship.

Format: Three 20 minute practice sessions

Practice one: 10:05-10:25

Driver: Fabian Coulthard

Weather: Overcast, moderate winds, 16 degrees.

Position: 17th: 1:11.8412

Fastest: Scott Pye: 1:31.6148

Practice two: 11:45-12:05

Driver: Fabian Coulthard

Weather: Overcast, moderate winds, 16 degrees

Position: 17th: 1:32.1871

Fastest: Chaz Mostert: 1:31.1252

Practice three: 13:50-14:10

Driver: Fabian Coulthard

Weather: Overcast, moderate winds, 15 degrees

Position: 5th: 1:31.1110

Fastest: Craig Lowndes: 1:30.6899

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How it happened

The Lockwood Racing team’s day was defined by tyres. The practice allocation is made up of tyres used – or not used – during the previous race. If you finish all the races, therefore, you can be stuck with well-used tyres during practice sessions. The ultra-consistent Coulthard was a victim of this for much of the day, with some sub-par rubber affecting car balance and lap times. At the end of the session - with a brand new set allocated for practice – Coulthard showed the real potential of the VF Commodore.  

Driver Quotes

Fabian Coulthard

“We put a set of tyres on and we chased one end of the car, put a different set on and chased the other end of the car! We put a fresh, new, tyre on at the end and that’s what we can do with it. We chased our tail a little bit today with not knowing the tyre quality but with a good tyre we pop up fifth. With a little more running on a good tyre tomorrow, hopefully we can improve again.”

Lockwood Racing co-owner Brad Jones

“They had a pretty rough run today but still managed to set a top 5 time right at the end of the final session. They’re in pretty good shape.”

What happens next?

Saturday, 15th November

Qualifying one: 11:50-12:00

Qualifying two: 12:10-12:20

Race one: 14:30-15:20

Race two: 16:35-17:25

Championship positions


1. Jamie Whincup: 2835

2. Mark Winterbottom: 2433

3. Shane Van Gisbergen: 2357

4.Craig Lowndes: 2331

5. Fabian Coulthard: 2192


1. Red Bull Racing Australia: 5216

2. Ford Performance Racing: 4605

3. Holden Racing Team: 3991

4. Brad Jones Racing: 3752

5. Norton Hornets: 3274

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Published: 14 November 2014.

#14 Tim Slade

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