Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Racing Australia leads the pack out of Turn 1 at the Austin 400Four-time V8 Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup continues his lead in the Drivers Championship by clenching the first two wins at the Austin 400 race at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday.
Racing for Red Bull Racing Australia in a Holden Commodore VF, Whincup's unofficial Race 13 time was 44:20.8482 for the 27 laps, with a fastest lap time of 1:34.4744. Red Bull rounded out the top two finishes with Whincup's teammate Craig Lowndes finishing the race in 44:21.7512 with a fastest lap time of 1:34.6090.
Fabian Coulthard, who started Race 13 on pole position after qualifying, finished third on the podium but was closely trailed by Jonathon Webb, Shane van Gisbergen, Mark Winterbottom, Scott McLaughlin, Rick Kelly, Will Davison and James Moffat rounding out the top ten.
Starting on pole position for Race 14, Whincup went on to win the second race of the day as we saw a repeat podium with Red Bull Racing Australia's Lowndes in second and Coulthard in third. Finishing the top ten winners were van Gisbergen, Webb, Kelly, Davison, Premat, McLaughlin and Moffat.
But the action doesn't end there: on Sunday COTA will host the next two races of the Championship, Race 15 and Race 16. Tomorrow's schedule is:
7:30AM - Gates Open
8:15-9:15AM - Pirelli TC/TCB Race 3
9:30-10:00AM - Porsche GT3 Cup Race 2
9:30-10:00AM - V8 Supercars Autograph Session (Paddock)
11:05-11:20AM - V8 Supercars Qualifying (Race 15)
11:30-11:45AM - V8 Supercars Qualifying (Race 16)
12:00-12:30PM - Pit Lane Walk (Access from Paddock)
1:05-2:05PM - Pirelli GT/GTS Race 2
2:15-2:45PM - Porsche GT3 Cup Race 2
3:15-4:00PM - V8 Supercars Race (Race 15)
5:00-5:45PM - V8 Supercars Race (Race 16)
5:50-6:20PM - Fan Track Invasion (Access from Main Grandstand East and West sides)
7:00PM - Gates Close