Two working groups will spend the next 12 months developing regulations for the engine and body configurations to ensure parity, with the hope of delivering initial drafts for discussion in mid-2015. The 'Gen2 Supercar' follows an earlier phase of reinvention in 2013 that ended Holden and Ford's exclusivity on the grid, resulting in Mercedes, Nissan and Volvo all gaining representation in the field. Scott McLaughlin held off Shane van Gisbergen to win a tense opening Supercars race at The Bend and move within striking distance of a third consecutive title Scott McLaughlin says he and the DJR Team Penske squad "silenced a lot of critics" by sealing the 2020 Supercars title with a round to spare, Scott McLaughlin is a three-time Supercars champion having sealed the title with a second place behind Cam Waters in the final race at The Bend, Scott McLaughlin held off Shane van Gisbergen to win a tense opening Supercars race at The Bend and move within striking distance of a third consecutive title, Shane van Gisbergen dominated the first of two Sunday sprint races at The Bend, with Scott McLaughlin taking control in the Supercars title fight with victory in the finale, Fabian Coulthard won a thrilling opener at The Bend, as Supercars title rivals Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup were involved in a sensational clash, The fate of the 2021 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will help determine how many events feature on next year's Supercars schedule, While a pre-race mistake dominated the Russian Grand Prix post-race reaction, Sochi delivered a few major developments in the 2020 Formula 1 world championship. The change will also allow new manufacturers to source race-developed engines from overseas, rather than spending millions to develop specific V8 engines for Australia – as has been the case with Nissan, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. The Sochi tech tweaks amid the midfield arms race

V8 Supercars will never be the same again. 1601299844 SUP, 10 things we learned from the 2020 Russian Grand Prix Protect yourself against fraud. F2, WRX champion Hansen joins Munnings at Andretti XE Manufacturers want choice in what they go racing with, otherwise they won't participate. "The thing that I feel we got a little bit lost on was that a turbo engine meant that it couldn't be a V8," he said. Scott McLaughlin is a three-time Supercars champion having sealed the title with a second place behind Cam Waters in the final race at The Bend 1601301520 Technical insight. Others may see the upheaval as an incentive to stay as the rules more closely align with global strategies for road cars that favour smaller, turbocharged engines. With Sochi proving a more familiar venue than Mugello, it was the perfect venue for a technical tussle

F1, Podcast: Reviewing the Russian Grand Prix New issue out every week. 1601286539 Seamer maintains that forced induction continues to be a potential way forward for the category, although it may not mean the death of the famous V8.

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The intensity of Formula 1's midfield battle shows no signs of abating, with each team in the fight developing their 2020 machinery to find an advantage. V8 Supercars also unveiled a new logo that features a stylised letter "S" with a "C" in negative space similar to the official formula one trademark. FE, Binder: Gripless end to Catalan GP like riding in rain RICHARD WILLIAMS recalls the 1980s, when horsepower ruled on track and brutal powerplays rocked the established off-track order LUKE SMITH pinpoints the top talking points, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel have questioned the FIA's Formula 1 penalty points system after a "harsh" sanction given to Lewis Hamilton was rescinded, Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the team's straightline deficit at the Russian Grand Prix was "skewed" by Honda's power unit running out of battery deployment on the long straights, Mercedes Formula 1 track engineering director Andrew Shovlin was not surprised that Lewis Hamilton was penalised in Sochi after realising where he had conducted his Russian Grand Prix practice starts, Formula 1 drivers have called for changes to Sochi's Turn 2 after numerous penalties at the Russian Grand Prix associated with corner-cutting and Carlos Sainz Jr's opening lap crash, FIA race director Michael Masi has explained why marshals took so long to attend Luca Ghiotto's car after it caught fire in the Formula 2 crash at Sochi on Sunday.

Under the new guidelines, a model will need to be publicly available for sale in Australia, front-engined, right-hand-drive, and have a full four-seat configuration in order to be eligible for the series.

“We think that brand identity is very important for us, and our competitors, and we think it would be confusing for the sport, for the fans, if there was a Ford or Ford-based engine in another brand’s body,” Rushbrook said. But a crucial advantage from qualifying might have resulted in the same outcome anyway It's got to be loud and it's got to be proud. V8 Supercars will move away from its V8 bedrock to allow new engine configurations and body styles as part of a dramatic rules overhaul for implementation in 2017. 1601303264 "If we pull the number back a little bit, what else can we do, so that it doesn't slow the cars down too much and they still look lively? Wary of trackside complaints following a reduction in the aural spectacle of downsized formula one engines, V8 Supercars marketing director John Casey says the sport will continue to be thunderous.

Supercars using fines to pay for new video technology; Supercars set for UFC-style reality TV push; Different engine types are technically allowed by the Gen2 Supercars regulations, however the only genuine attempt to stray away from the V8 – Holden's V6 twin-turbo – was shelved back in 2017. SUP, McLaughlin crowned 2020 Supercars champion Sometimes more than [$120,000]. That meant it was imperative for F1 to take a stand, says PAT SYMONDS.