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.
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)