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The 2013 V8 Supercar season (known officially as the International V8 Supercars Championship) is a FIA-sanctioned motor racing series for V8 Supercars.

The 2013 season is the fifteenth running of the V8 Supercars Championship and the seventeenth in which they have contested the Australian Touring Car Championship title.

The season begins with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on March 2nd, and finishes at the Homebush Street Circuit in Sydney on 8th December.

The calendar has expanded in 2013, with the addition of a race at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Car of The Future program has been introduced, which also brought Nissan and Mercedes models into the series with three Mercedes AMG E63s being run by Erebus Motorsport and four Nissan Altimas being run by Kelly Racing. Holden has also introduced the VF Commodore to replace the older VE model

Jamie Whincup started the season as the defending driver's champion with Triple Eight Race Engineering as the defending team's champion.

Teams and DriversEdit

All drivers are Australian unless noted.

Entrant Team Vehicle No. Drivers
Triple Eight Race Engineering Red Bull Racing Australia Holden VF Commodore 1 Jamie Whincup
888 Craig Lowndes
Holden Racing Team Toll Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2 Garth Tander
22 James Courtney
Walkinshaw Racing (HRT) Supercheap Auto Racing 66 Russell Ingall
Tony D'Alberto Racing Team HIFLEX Holden VF Commodore 3 Tony D'Alberto
Erebus Motorsport IRWIN Racing Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 4 Lee Holdsworth
SP Tools Racing 9 Maro Engel
James Rosenberg Racing (Erebus) Heavy Haulage Racing 47 Tim Slade
Ford Performance Racing Pepsi Max Crew Ford FG Falcon 5 Mark Winterbottom
6 Will Davison
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (FPR) Team JELD-WEN 18 Alex Davison
Rod Nash Racing (FPR) Bottle-O Racing 55 David Reynolds
Nissan Motorsport Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima L33 7 Todd Kelly
15 Rick Kelly
Norton 360 Racing 36 Michael Caruso
360 James Moffat
Brad Jones Racing Team BOC Holden VF Commodore 8 Jason Bright
Lockwood Racing 14 Fabian Coulthard (NZL)
Britek Motorsport (BJR) Wilson Security Racing 21 David Wall
Dick Johnson Racing Wilson Security Racing Ford FG Falcon 12 Jonny Reid (NZL)
ADVAM 17 Tim Blanchard
Tekno Autosports Police Holden VF Commodore 19 Jonathon Webb
Team VIP Tekno 97 Shane Van Gisbergen (NZL)
Garry Rogers Motorsport Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden VF Commodore 33 Scott McLaughlin (NZL)
34 Alexandre Prémat (FRA)
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport ekol Racing Holden VF Commodore 80 Scott Pye
Dodo Insurance Racing 88 Dean Fiore

Race calendarEdit

R1 - 2013 Clipsal 500, Adelaide Street Circuit; 2-3 March South Australia

R2 - 2013 Tasmania 360, Symmons Plains Raceway; 6-7 April Tasmania

R3 - 2013 ITM 400 Auckland, Pukekohe Park Raceway; 13-14 April New Zealand

R4 - 2013 Chill Perth 360, Barbagallo Raceway; 4-5 May Western Australia

R5 - 2013 Austin 400, Circuit of the Americas; 18-19 May United States

R6 - 2013 Skycity Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway; Northern Territory

R7 - 2013 Sucrogen Townsville 400, Townsville Street Circuit; Queensland (Far North)

R8 - 2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360, Queensland Raceway; Queensland (Greater Brisbane Area)

R9 - 2013 Winton 360, Winton Motor Raceway; Victoria (Benalla)

R10 - 2013 Sandown 500, Sandown Raceway; Victoria (Melbourne) Endurance event

R11 - 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama Circuit; New South Wales (Bathurst) Endurance event

R12 - 2013 Armor All Gold Coast 600, Surfers Paradise Street Circuit; Queensland (Gold Coast)

R13 - 2013 Phillip Island 360, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit; Victoria (Phillip Island)

R14 - 2013 Sydney 500, Homebush Street Circuit; New South Wales (Sydney)

ReferencesEdit

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