Andrew van Leeuwen
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Andrew van Leeuwen

Andrew van Leeuwen is Motorsport.com'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 Motorsport.com's global expansion in early 2015. Alongside his Motorsport.com 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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New Mustang likely to join Supercars in 2023

Ford's new S650 Mustang is likely to join the Supercars field for the 2023 season.

The Bend Supercars: Waters holds off van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off Shane van Gisbergen to win the last of three races at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Mostert, Waters react to latest Supercars clash

Supercars rivals Chaz Mostert and Cam Waters have described their latest on-track clash.

The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale takes first Ford win

Anton De Pasquale converted pole position into a first Supercars race win in a Ford Mustang at The Bend.

Pit tweak led to Triple Eight stop delay

A tweak to Triple Eight's pitstop procedure prompted Shane van Gisbergen's costly delay in yesterday's opening Supercars race at The Bend.

The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles

Anton De Pasquale clean swept Supercars qualifying at The Bend to grab pole position for both of today's races.

Heimgartner almost quit racing for finance job The Bend
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Heimgartner almost quit racing for finance job

Supercars' newest race winner Andre Heimgartner says he was days away from quitting racing to pursue a career in finance in 2017.

The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner wins despite penalty

Andre Heimgartner took a career-first Supercars race win at The Bend despite having to clear a five-second penalty. 

The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole

Andre Heimgartner used a single set of wet weather tyres throughout qualifying to take pole for the first Supercars race at The Bend.

Former factory rivals sharing staff at The Bend

Former factory rivals Walkinshaw Andretti United and Tickford Racing are sharing a pit boom for this weekend's Supercars event at The Bend.

Former Gen3 boss leaving Supercars
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Former Gen3 boss leaving Supercars

Former head of the Supercars Gen3 programme John Casey is no longer part of the category's executive team.

The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner tops second practice The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner tops second practice

Andre Heimgartner topped a second weather-affected Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice

Mark Winterbottom topped a damp first Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

KGR shelves Bathurst wildcard plan
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KGR shelves Bathurst wildcard plan

Kelly Grove Racing has shelved a short-lived plan to run a wildcard Supercars entry later this season.

Walkinshaw returns to Australia
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Walkinshaw returns to Australia

Supercars team owner Ryan Walkinshaw has returned to Australia and will be back in the paddock by the Winton round later this month.

2021 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times and preview

Ford teams will be looking to snap a 223-day losing streak when the 2021 Supercars season continues at The Bend this weekend.

Supercars monitoring Sydney COVID outbreak

Supercars is monitoring a fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney ahead of this weekend's The Bend SuperSprint.

Supercars to meet with teams over Gen3 unrest

Supercars will meet with all 11 of its teams next Tuesday for what could be a make or break meeting regarding the new Gen3 regulations.

DJR boss Story returns to Supercars paddock

Dick Johnson Racing CEO Ryan Story will make his first appearance in the Supercars paddock in over a year at The Bend this weekend.

Gold Star winner eyeing Supercars future

Newly-crowned Gold Star winner Joey Mawson is keen on a future in Supercars as he looks to re-settle on Australian soil.

Protection declaration blocks Bathurst kart track

A 10-year declaration to protect a culturally significant site on top of Mount Panorama has stopped plans for a new kart track.

Delayed start to 2022 Supercars season mooted
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Delayed start to 2022 Supercars season mooted

Rumours of a delayed start to the 2022 Supercars season are doing the rounds of the paddock amid ongoing uncertainty over the new Gen3 rules.

Tribunal begins investigation into rally deaths
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Tribunal begins investigation into rally deaths

The special investigatory tribunal formed in response to the three deaths at this year's Targa Tasmania met for the first time on Monday.

The Bend to inherit Adelaide 500 gear

The Bend Motorsport Park is set to inherit some of the infrastructure previously used for the Adelaide 500.

Sydney TCR: Caruso wins shortened finale Sydney
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Sydney TCR: Caruso wins shortened finale

Michael Caruso banked his first TCR Australia race win in a crash-affected finale at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney S5000: Mawson wins Gold Star despite early scare

Joey Mawson won the coveted Australian Drivers' Championship despite an early scare in the S5000 finale at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney TCR: Buchan wins foggy second race

Josh Buchan won the second TCR Australia heat at a foggy Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney S5000: Golding dominates opener

James Golding dominated the opening S5000 race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney TCR: O'Keeffe takes first season pole

Dylan O'Keeffe scored his first pole position of the 2021 TCR Australia season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

How van Gisbergen's Supercars win streak stacks up in the history books

Shane van Gisbergen caused a stir with his recent seven-race winning streak – but where does it stack up in Supercars history?

Albert Park, Gold Coast added to S5000 schedule

The Australian Grand Prix and the Supercars finale on the Gold Coast have been added to the 2021/22 S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship schedule.

Feeney set to replace van Gisbergen in Triple Eight GT car
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Feeney set to replace van Gisbergen in Triple Eight GT car

Broc Feeney is set to replace Shane van Gisbergen in the Triple Eight Mercedes for the GT World Challenge Australia round at The Bend.

Erebus unveils latest soldier recruits

Supercars squad Erebus Motorsport has unveiled its latest soldier recruits as part of its deal with the Australian Army.

Governing body will investigate Australian rally deaths

Motorsport Australia will establish an investigatory tribunal to look in to the three fatalities during last week's Targa Tasmania.

Two more competitors killed at Targa Tasmania

A double fatality on Saturday has further rocked the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally in Australia.

Driver killed in Australian rally crash

A driver has been tragically killed in a crash during the Targa Tasmania rally in Australia.

Tickford, MSR submit Supercars entry EOIs

Tickford Racing and Matt Stone Racing are formally in the frame for the two available Racing Entitlements Contracts for the 2022 Supercars season.

Australian racing legends celebrated in children's books

Legends and stars of the Australian motorsport scene will be celebrated in a brand new series of children's books.

Adderton floats Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard

Outspoken Supercars backer Peter Adderton has floated the idea of a wildcard for Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Adelaide 500 infrastructure to be sold off

The infrastructure used to run the Adelaide 500 is being sold off by the South Australian government according to local reports.

Ingall wary of stern fitness test at Bathurst

Russell Ingall says he'll be "pounding the weights" between now and October to ensure he's up to the physical test of a modern Bathurst 1000.

Teenager's "surreal" Triple Eight Bathurst shot

Broc Feeney is excited for what he says is a "surreal" opportunity to share a Triple Eight entry with Russell Ingall at the Bathurst 1000.

Ingall to make Bathurst 1000 return with Triple Eight

Russell Ingall will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year, partnering teenager Broc Feeney in a Triple Eight-run wildcard entry.

Supercars still open to New Zealand double-header

Supercars will continue to evaluate a New Zealand double-header as a means to accomodate Hampton Downs in its schedule.

Walkinshaw Andretti United to run three-round wildcard

Walkinshaw Andretti United will field a third Holden for Kurt Kostecki at three Supercars rounds this year.

Mostert explains lack of self belief

Chaz Mostert says a year of failing to convert promising grid positions into Supercars race wins took its toll on his self belief.

Ambrose could return to Supercars TV broadcast

Supercars Media would welcome Marcos Ambrose back to its broadcast line-up in the future following the NASCAR race winner's impressive TV debut at Symmons Plains.

Supercars coy on restoring endurance series

It remains unclear whether Supercars will look to restore a multi-race endurance cup in the future.

Tasmania Supercars: Mostert takes first Holden win

Chaz Mostert put in a flawless drive at Symmons Plains to win his first race since joining Walkinshaw Andretti United.

Van Gisbergen responds to Supercars parity claims

Shane van Gisbergen has responded to "emotional" calls for a parity review from one of his Supercars rivals. 

Tasmania Supercars: Whincup snaps van Gisbergen's winning streak

Jamie Whincup snapped Shane van Gisbergen's seven-race winning streak with a well-crafted victory at Symmons Plains.

Ambrose to drive Dick Johnson Racing Mustang

Marcos Ambrose will cut a handful of laps in a Dick Johnson Racing at Symmons Plains tomorrow morning.  

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes seventh straight win

Shane van Gisbergen dominated the opening heat of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen storms to record pole

Shane van Gisbergen broke the Symmons Plains qualifying lap record on his way to a dominant pole position.

Tasmania Supercars: Waters tops first practice

Cam Waters set the pace in a typically tight first practice session for the Tasmania SuperSprint.

Pukekohe favourite to host Supercars in 2021

Pukekohe has emerged as the favourite to host New Zealand's Supercars round later this year.

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment

Supercars is set to drop in-car rollbar adjustment as part of its 2022 Gen3 rules.

Two suppliers for prototype Gen3 chassis

Separate suppliers have been engaged to build the initial two prototype Gen3 Supercars chassis.

Tickford locks in three-round Supercars wildcard

Thomas Randle will make three wildcards starts for Tickford Racing at Supercars sprint rounds this season.

2021 Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint session times and preview

Shane van Gisbergen could become just the third driver in Supercars history to win more than six consecutive races at Symmons Plains this weekend.