5 Dec 2011

Whincup makes V8 Supercar history

10:14 am on 5 December 2011

Jamie Whincup has become the second driver in V8 Supercar history to win the Championship in both a Holden and a Ford, taking the 2011 title ahead of teammate Craig Lowndes who gallantly fought to second in the final leg of the Sydney 500 final.

After 10 race wins, 9 pole positions and 19 podium finishes, Whincup has written himself into the history books with a third V8 Supercar Championship title, tying with Peter Brock and TeamVodafone teammate Lowndes.

It brings an incredible end to a dramatic season in which Lowndes and Whincup traded the championship lead with only 35 points between the pair.

With a total of 14 pole positions, 15 race wins and 33 podium finishes, TeamVodafone are unbeaten in their field, also now holding the record for having one of their drivers in the top-two of the Championship for the last seven season, also a new record in V8 Supercar history.