F1 » V8 GP support to adopt double points’ format


Double points and a double-file safety car restarts are amongst the changes made to the V8 Supercars' Australian Grand Prix support event at Albert Park.

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ottawanker

February 11, 2014 7:59 PM

daniel1277: strange considering the f1 round of the v8s has never been part of the official calander. Theyve never had points at the F1 gp. Not sure how you would go about doubling nothing.


Took me a while to figure it out too, but they usually run 3 (I think it is) races during the weekend, and then the 'winner' is the one with the most points after they add them all up. Race #3 will be worth twice as many points for the weekend mini 'championship'.

BJR

February 12, 2014 2:06 AM

Reverse grid (based on points from race 1 and 2) along with double points would make things exciting!!

Drift points for the slower cars as well, that way every child can take home an award..

1Jez

February 12, 2014 5:53 AM

Trying to figure out why this story is posted in the F1 section.

The V8 series has gone from massive manufacturer support in Group A times ("Win on Sunday, sell on Monday") with direct relevance to produciton cars, to a rubbish one-make side show that is as relevant to motoring as go karts. Why it is that Nissan has entered into this format is beyond me - the Maxima doesn't come with either a V8 nor rear wheel drive, so what is it they think they're marketing?

It would be more honest of the series to just do away with the Holden, Ford, Nissan and Mercedes badges all together as the cars are identical under the skin. Either that or go back to something closer to Group A.

Even as an Australian I find the V8 Supercars series painful and out of touch.

Mustafur

February 12, 2014 6:29 AM

The cars are not equal, engines, chassis are in house.

Whilst the cars look the same the regulations allow some freedom.

Also this"massive" manufacturer backing you speak of was nothing of the sort, we only got the left overs from Asia and europes series, V8 supercars as a series is significantly larger profile then group A ever was and now has international recognition.

wtf

February 12, 2014 10:18 AM

They haven't had points since the broadcaster of the F1 was different to that of the V8s. I believe this year that the same network is broadcasting both series all year so the points will count.

1jez thankfully you have no say in how the v8s are run.

1Jez

February 12, 2014 11:30 AM

Mustafur - I'm talking about a time when the cars raced in the old touring car categories were virtually the same as what you could buy in the show room. Everything from Ford Falcon GT-HO to the still impressive VK Group A SS Commodore. The manufacturers developed the cars (either directly or through subsidiaries with factory backing) under homologation rules, which means that the race cars were very directly relevant to the road cars.

None of the manufacturers in V8 Supercars currently offer a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 in the (not really) equivalent road cars they're racing. The category has gone from racing crazy fast road cars that actively pushed development to now being completely irrelevant to the cars that Holden, Ford, Mercedes and especially Nissan actually produce. It's even more artificial than F1.

Also, this is an F1 page. Stories regarding irrelevant, ultra restricted, standard chassis (what's the definition of one-make?) tin-tops that only Australians are aware of (be

walrus909

February 12, 2014 1:31 PM

1JEZ
When GM was importing to the US, Holdens badged as Pontiac GTOs that was a rear wheel drive, close two 5 liter car.
Was the Holden equivalent the wrong wheel base or whatever to be converted to a skinned over space frame super car?

Does Aussie Ford build a Mustang equivalent? I guess I need a rule book, these super cars must be very limited.

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