Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen is's Australian Editor and provides award-winning coverage of Supercars. He started his career working for Australasian Motorsport News in Melbourne, working his way into the top digital editor role before relocating to Mainz, Germany, in 2012. During his three-year stint in Europe he covered a number of series, including the DTM, while working for Autosport, before returning to Australia as part of's global expansion in early 2015. Alongside his commitments Andrew is one-third of the successful Below the Bonnet podcast. He lives in Perth with his wife Anne, kids Nico and Billie and chihuahua Coco.

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Team 18 appoints new team manager

Bruin Beasley will take over the team manager role at Supercars squad Team 18 effective immediately.

Bathurst 12 Hour: SunEnergy1 Mercedes takes dominant win

Jules Gounon, Luca Stolz, Martin Konrad and Kenny Habul dominated the final three stints to win the Bathurst 12 Hour in their SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes.

Bathurst 12 Hour: SunEnergy1 Mercedes leads, drama for Audis

Luca Stolz leads the Bathurst 12 Hour heading into the final quarter of the race, while there are no Audis left on the lead lap after a dramatic three hours.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Strange strategy puts Craft-Bamboo in front

Craft-Bamboo Racing leads the Bathurst 12 Hour at the mid-way point thanks to an unusual strategy.

Bathurst 12 Hour: #17 Audi leads after three hours

Nick Percat leads the Bathurst 12 Hour at the three-hour mark in the #17 Team BRM Audi.

Drivers slam 'shocking' Bathurst 12 Hour conditions

Leading drivers Chaz Mostert and David Reynolds have labelled a foggy night time stint to start the Bathurst 12 Hour as "dangerous" and "ridiculous".

Bathurst 12 Hour: Mostert pips van der Linde to pole

Chaz Mostert pipped Kelvin van der Linde by eight one hundredths of a second to score pole position for the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour.

Tarmac rallying suspended in Australia

Motorsport Australia will suspend the issuing of permits for targa-style tarmac rallies as it continues to investigate a death at the recent Targa Tasmania.

Bathurst 12 Hour: #65 MPC Audi takes provisional pole

Chaz Mostert and Liam Talbot combined to put their Melbourne Performance Centre Audi on provisional pole for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Shootout dumped from Bathurst 12 Hour

Today's Top 10 Shootout has been scratched from the Bathurst 12 Hour schedule and replaced by another two-part qualifying session.

Supercars appoints new TV boss

Supercars has appointed David Tunnicliffe as its new Head of Broadcast.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Audis set pre-qualifying pace

Audi drivers Markus Winkelhock and Kelvin van der Linde topped the final two practice sessions for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Van der Linde stars in evening practice

Kelvin van der Linde put the #74 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi comfortably on top during evening practice for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Finke responds to death with spectator restrictions

New rules for spectators and campers will be in place for the 2022 running of the Finke Desert Race in response to last year's tragic death.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Talbot tops crash-affected Practice 3

Liam Talbot topped a third practice session that saw one of the seven Audis in the field badly damaged.

MSR commits to GM after Ford snub

Matt Stone Racing has committed its future to General Motors in the wake of Ford's clear cap on its Supercars entries.

McLaughlin won't return for the Bathurst 1000

Scott McLaughlin won't race in this year's Bathurst 1000 with Dick Johnson Racing confirming Tony D'Alberto and Alex Davison as its co-drivers.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Audis lead early practice

Factory-backed Audis set the pace in the opening two practice sessions for the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour.

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour session times and preview

International GT racing returns to Mount Panorama this weekend with the first running of the Bathurst 12 Hour since early 2020.

Supercars team boss to make Formula Ford comeback

Supercars team boss Tim Blanchard will make a return to the Australian Formula Ford Series at Winton next week.

Erebus Academy offering Supercars test

The Erebus Academy is offering young drivers a Supercars test at Winton next month.

Ford caps 2023 Supercars entries

Ford has put a firm cap on the amount of Gen3-spec Mustangs that will feature on the Supercars grid next season.

TRS cars homologated for W Series swap

A fleet of 18 Toyota Racing Series cars has been formally homologated under the Formula Regional regulations ahead of their W Series debut this month.

Walkinshaw Andretti United to field Supercars wildcard

Walkinshaw Andretti United will field a wildcard entry for Jayden Ojeda at two Supercars rounds this season.

Crash forces Pye, Winterbottom to share car for test

Scott Pye and Mark Winterbottom will share a car at tomorrow’s Winton Supercars test after Pye’s car was crashed in Perth recently.

Fog plan in place for Bathurst 12 Hour

The clock is likely to start ticking on the Bathurst 12 Hour at the scheduled start time regardless of weather conditions as the late autumn date prompts fears over fog.

Audi names Supercars, DTM drivers in Bathurst roster

Factory Audi drivers and Supercars race winners have been named in the brand's full driver line-up for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Why WAU risked fan backlash for factory Ford deal

The lure of factory support, even at the expense of some diehard fans, drove Walkinshaw Andretti United's defection from GM to Ford.

Walkinshaw Andretti United's Ford Supercars switch official

Walkinshaw Andretti United's sensational defection to Ford for the 2023 Supercars season is now official.

Davison relaxed about Supercars future

Will Davison is confident his solid 2022 form will help sort his future in Supercars with Dick Johnson Racing.

Lowndes to race prostate cancer Porsche at Bathurst

Craig Lowndes will spearhead the driver line-up for a Porsche that will promote the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

20-car field for 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have unveiled a 20-car entry list for what will be the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

Brown, Perkins to share a Mercedes at Bathurst

Supercars drivers Will Brown and Jack Perkins will share a Mercedes at this month's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Mostert calls on Supercars to ban abusive fans

Chaz Mostert has called on Supercars to hold fans that are abusive online accountable with sanctions such as lifetime event bans.

Erebus Academy wildcard for Winton, The Bend

Image Racing will field an Erebus Academy wildcard entry for Jordan Boys at the Winton and Tailem Bend Supercars rounds.

Mostert, Holdsworth land Bathurst 12 Hour seats

Reigning Bathurst 1000 winners Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth have both landed Audi seats for this month's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Walkinshaw linked to Ford Supercars switch

Walkinshaw Andretti United is set to make a shock switch to Ford Mustangs next season.

Van Gisbergen unsure of "rude" Waters penalty

Shane van Gisbergen says he felt sorry for rival Cam Waters for the "rude" penalty that took him out of contention for a race win in Perth yesterday.

Doubts over New Zealand Supercars round

There are lingering doubts over whether Supercars will make the trip to New Zealand later this season.

Kostecki "pissed off" by cousin crash

Jake Kostecki says he was "pissed off" to have a Top 10 result taken away by a run-in with his cousin Brodie at the Perth SuperNight.

Perth Supercars: Van Gisbergen wins finale

Shane van Gisbergen beat Will Davison in a see-sawing final Supercars race in Perth.

Tickford furious with "bullshit" Waters penalty

Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards has labelled the penalty that cost Cam Waters a Supercars race win in Perth as "bullshit".

Perth Supercars: Davison takes controversial win

Will Davison won his first Supercars race in six years in Perth after long-time leader Cam Waters was slapped with a controversial time penalty.

Perth Supercars race red flagged by huge crash

The second race of the Perth SuperNight has been red flagged after a monster first-lap crash for Scott Pye.

Perth Supercars: Davison, van Gisbergen share poles

Will Davison and Shane van Gisbergen split the poles for the two Sunday Supercars races in Perth.

Perth Supercars: Van Gisbergen triumphs in opener

Shane van Gisbergen managed his tyres to beat early leader Anton De Pasquale in the opening sprint race at the Perth SuperNight.

Walkinshaw drivers react to Perth qualifying slump

Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat were left baffled by a slump in Supercars qualifying that saw both bumped out of Q1 in Perth.

Perth Supercars: De Pasquale storms to pole

Anton De Pasquale gapped the field by a tenth to grab pole for tonight's opening race of the Perth SuperNight.

Perth Supercars: Davison fastest in final practice

Will Davison edged teammate Anton De Pasquale in the second and final practice session for the Perth SuperNight.

Perth Supercars: Waters tops first practice

Cam Waters topped the opening Supercars practice session for the Perth SuperNight.

Le Brocq to get early Bathurst Supercars laps

Jack Le Brocq will get an early look at Mount Panorama in a Supercar next month when he tackles the Combined Sedans support races at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Police name driver killed in rally crash

Tasmanian police have named the driver killed on the Targa Tasmania rally on Wednesday.

TCR Australia future secured until 2028

Motorsport Australia and WSC Ltd have agreed to a five-year extension to the rights for TCR racing in Australia.

Targa boss explains competitive stage ban

Targa Tasmania boss Mark Perry says a lack of details regarding a fatal crash on Wednesday forced them to drop the competitive portion of the event.

2022 Supercars Perth SuperNight session times and preview

The 2022 Supercars season continues this weekend with the category's first trip to Western Australia since 2019.

Targa Tasmania future uncertain after latest death

Targa Tasmania boss Mark Perry admits the tarmac rally faces an uncertain future off the back of a fourth death in two events on Wednesday.

Targa Tasmania downgraded to non-competitive event

The Targa Tasmania tarmac rally has been downgraded to a non-competitive event following a competitor death on Wednesday.

Driver killed at Australian rally event

The Targa Tasmania rally has been rocked by a fatal crash on just the second day of the 2022 running of the event.

Triple Eight Mercedes unveiled

Triple Eight Race Engineering has pulled the covers off its Mercedes AMG GT3 ahead of the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour.

Erebus eager to start Supercars Gen3 car build

Erebus Motorsport is frustrated it hasn't been able to get its Gen3 Supercar build underway yet, according to CEO Barry Ryan.