V8 Supercars will again be the support series for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. The non-points event for the Erebus Motorsport IRWIN team is one of the highlight events during the season.
No championship points will be on offer, but this weekend's V8 Supercars support event at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park offers plenty for IRWIN Racing as it strives to further develop the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 V8 Supercar from Erebus Motorsport.
Track time is crucial to IRWIN Racing better understanding the E63, plus also develop the AMG V8 engine which has been designed and built in Germany.
Even without championship points on offer, the opportunity to run as part of the Grand Prix support event is seen as one of the major highlights of the season.
As well as practice and qualifying, each race will be 12 laps in length and will include pit stops for four tyres.