In case you missed it: Clipsal 500 Adelaide

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  • 07/03/2017
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The Clipsal 500 has been run and won but there was far more happening across the weekend than cars hitting the track. goes behind the scenes for the things you may have missed across the four days of racing in Adelaide.

Champagne showers

Race 2

Scott McLaughlin found plenty to celebrate in his first outing with Shell V-Power Racing as the Ford squad nabbed two podium finishes.

But this punter may have to hit up the Kiwi for a phone repair bill after this one.

The Page turner


Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page made the trip to Adelaide and Simona De Silvestro was kind enough to give her a tour of the city, via her Nissan Altima Supercar. Now that's a good deal.


Qualifying Race 1

While his old mate Ludo Lacroix was down at Shell V-Power Racing hugging Phil Keed during qualifying, Lowndes took a cue from Hunters and Collectors and threw his arm around engineer John McGregor.

SVG's purple patch

Qualifying Race 1

Keen-eyed viewers would have noticed something different about Shane van Gisbergen's Commodore during Friday practice.

The Kiwi was trialing a new system which you can read about here.

Adelaide is ace for relaxing


The Adelaide Parklands area is pretty quiet for 51 other weekends of the year, but this fan didn't mind either way.

How Prodrive keeps cool

Who said Motorsport isn't a team sport. What happens in the cool pool stays in the cool pool! #love

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Newcomer to Prodrive, Jason Bright, got more than he bargained for here.

Power up!

Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power was tuning into Superview to watch his team-mates take on the Clipsal 500, all the way from the USA.

Fighting like cats and dogs

New BJR team-mates Nick Percat and Tim Slade made contact during the opening race at the Clipsal 500, but Sladey was quick to put his hand up for the error.

Woodn't miss it for the world

What wood Dale do?

In the bin


Teenager Alex Rullo wasn't expecting his Supercars career to be this glamorous so soon. Turns out a wheelie-bin doubles as a handy ice bath.

Nick Percat took a more traditional approach.

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