Scott McLaughlin’s career path defied the normal trend to Supercars. While many drivers spent time in open-wheel cars in between go-karts and touring cars, the New Zealander moved from go-karts straight into a Supercar at 16 years of age. Now he stands on the brink of a full-time move into IndyCar racing; remarkable considering his lack of time in an open-wheeler.
McLaughlin tested a Team Penske IndyCar at Circuit of the Americas and Texas Motor Speedway in the off-season, impressing with the third quickest time at the former. He was scheduled to make his debut at the Indianapolis GP in May, though the coronavirus pandemic looked set to delay that.
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The F1 Legends At The Mountain
The recently departed Sir Stirling Moss is recognised as the best Formula 1 driver never to win the drivers’ world championship, but his illustrious career extended to many other categories, including an often forgotten appearance in the Bathurst 1000 alongside another legend of the sport.
Right On Track: Sprinting Back Into Action
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns with shorter sprint races on the reworked calendar in 2020.
Beyond The Wheel: Racing Virtually
Racing online in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries was a new experience for me. While there were some carryover traits from racing in real life, there were also some significant differences.
Top 10 Seasons
Top 10 Seasons
The Inside Story: The New Normal
As we prepare for the return of racing, the whole Supercars pitlane is wondering how things will look. And work.
Top 10 (Multi-Car) Crashes
10 mount panorama circuit 2014
TOP 10 MAKES
TOP 10 MAKES
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries provided some racing during the suspension of the season, paving the way for more regular virtual contests.
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries has paved the way for Supercars to further embrace virtual racing, opening up an important avenue to attract and engage with new audiences for the category
1960 – 2020 TOP 60 DRIVERS
Who are the greatest drivers in the 60-year history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars? We rank the top 60 with an emphasis on best championship finishes, race-winning percentage and competitive longevity. Only drivers with top 10 championship finishes were considered, to emphasise championship performances over part-time or endurance campaigns. Also, results from the Bathurst 1000 and other endurance events were only factored in when they were part of the championship.
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ/FUSION GREAT JOHN McLAUGHLIN on his liberating new album, his recent run-in with the law and his spiritual connection to pretty much everything and everyone
Freedom has been on a lot of people’s minds the past two years. Jazz-fusion pioneer John McLaughlin made it the topic of his latest solo album, Liberation Time.
Replicarz George Follmer 1972 AMC Javelin and 1974 Shadow DN4
Stellar Pair of Racers from the Super Sub’s Stable
THE DARK SIDE OF 'GOD'
Eric Clapton went from setting the standard for rock guitar to making ‘full-tilt’ racist rants to funding anti-vaxxers. Did this Sixties icon change? Or was he always like this?
New Balance and Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Team Up for Sleek Sneaker & Apparel Collection
New Balance has found its latest collaborator in Olympic track and field star Sydney McLaughlin.
Boy, 14, killed in ‘shocking act of violence'
A MURDER investigation has been launched into the death of a 14-year-old boy who was fatally injured at a railway station.
All dried out
Already dead and lauded for being so, dried flowers are enjoying a stylish resurgence, discovers Hetty Lintell
“I'M HERE NOW, THERE'S NO TURNING BACK”
HE’S STORMED SUPERCARS, BUT NOW SCOTT McLAUGHLIN FACES HIS TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YET: INDYCAR. CAN THE KIWI REALLY MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE USA?
With partner, Interscope Racing, Porsche entered the 1980 Indy 500 to win it, but a matter of inches dictated it never even made it to the grid
Conquering Mt Contador
When Alberto Contador set a new Everesting world record last month, many suspected he had put it beyond reach. Then along came Ronan McLaughlin...