Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
2
Points
3168
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 4.0
Average finishing Position 5.4

biography

Engineer
David Cauchi
Origins
Melbourne, Victoria; February 6, 1983
Resides
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Partner
Outside of Racing
Water skiing, trail bike riding, wakeboarding
Personal Vehicle
Holden VF Commodore
Follow Jamie Whincup

The form man of the recent times in the V8 Supercars Championship, Jamie Whincup is the 'all-time' champ with six titles to his name. 

Demon fast in karting, Whincup moved to Formula Ford in 2000 and was crowned Australian champion in 2002.

Spotted by Garry Rogers, he made his V8 Supercar debut at the Queensland 500 in 2002 before graduating to a fulltime position with the team a year later.

2003 proved to be difficult and Whincup found himself dumped come the end of the season, only able to scrape together an endurance seat in 2004.

Given a lifeline by Tasman Motorsport in 2005, Whincup responded in style, partnering the late Jason Richards to podium results at Sandown and Bathurst which paved the way to joining Triple Eight Race Engineering for 2006.

Winning in style on debut in Adelaide, Whincup would win Bathurst in partnership with Craig Lowndes.

He returned in 2007 to challenge for the title, winning four rounds on his way to becoming runner-up to Garth Tander by a mere two points.

In 2008 he would finish the job, winning six rounds, and backed it up in 2009, winning 11 races and sealing back-to-back titles.

After falling short in 2010, the Triple Eight ace struck back with force in 2011, making him just the second man after Norm Beechey to have won the championship in both a Ford and a Holden.

He then backed that up with 12 more race wins in 2012 to seal his fourth title. His record-equaling fifth championship win in 2013 cemented his place in the history books as he overcame a testing year in the all-new Car of the Future.

2014 was one of the champion’s toughest as he overcome a mid-season slump with a new engineer to claim a record-breaking sixth title win at Phillip Island with one event to spare.

He doesn't return with the number one on the windscreen this year but emphasised that his top five finish achieved his goal for 2015. Working with a new teammate in Shane van Gisbergen will prove one of the stories of the year, as Whincup looks for title number seven. 

latest News

Whincup focused on 2017 fightback

“I wouldn’t take up one of the best seats in the category if I didn’t think I was going to be able to win,” six-time champ says.
1 Day ago

SVG: Many unknowns this season

2016 champ thinks biggest threat will come from within his team, though new tyres will be game changing
4 Days ago

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 2 1 1
Race 2 › 2 2 2
Race 3 › 5 14 2
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 7 2 2
Race 5 › 4 19 3
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 4 2 1
Race 7 › 2 4 1
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 6 3 1
Race 9 › 8 11 2
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 9 5 2
Race 11 › 8 9 3
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 6 2 1
Race 13 › 10 8 1
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 1 1 1
Race 15 › 3 4 1
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 3 2 1
Race 17 › 1 2 1
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 3 2 1
Race 19 › 3 1 1
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 1 13 2
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 1 11 2
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 3 3 2
Race 23 › 1 1 2
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 2 1 2
Race 25 › 2 2 2
Race 26 › 5 25 2
Race 27 › 1 1 2
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 2 1 2
Race 29 › 10 4 2

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Red Bull Racing Australia

Red Bull Racing Australia enters 2016 as Teams’ Champions for the seventh time, and sixth in a row.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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