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.

Latest articles by Andrew van Leeuwen


Goddard, Kostecki out of PremiAir running

Zane Goddard and Kurt Kostecki have committed to their Bathurst drives with Tickford Racing and ruled themselves out of the vacant PremiAir seat.

Supercars star explains 2023 NASCAR plan

Supercars star Brodie Kostecki is looking to dovetail a partial NASCAR Cup Series programme with his Australian commitments next season.

Supercars signs five-year Adelaide 500 deal

The Adelaide 500 will be the season finale for at least the next five Supercars seasons as part of a new deal with the South Australian government.

Percat slams Adelaide 500 critics

Supercars driver Nick Percat has unloaded on "infuriating" detractors of the revived Adelaide street race.

New Formula Ford for Australia

Australia will introduce a new-spec, multi-manufacturer Formula Ford for its national championship in 2024.

"Seamless" first test for T8 Bathurst wildcard

Craig Lowndes says it was a "seamless" opening day of testing for the Triple Eight wildcard entry that will tackle the Bathurst 1000 this year.

Dunlop happy with Supercars tyre rule despite criticism

Dunlop is satisfied with the outcome of its increased minimum tyre pressure limit despite some criticism from Supercars drivers.

PremiAir Racing confirms Jacobson split

Supercars squad PremiAir Racing has confirmed that it has split with driver Garry Jacobson effective immediately.

Triple Eight wildcard, TCR teen to test tomorrow

Queensland Raceway will host a Supercars test tomorrow that will see the Triple Eight wildcard and a TCR young gun in action.

Jacobson linked to PremiAir Racing split

Garry Jacobson could exit PremiAir Racing ahead of the next Supercars event in Townsville, according to paddock speculation.

Darwin Supercars: Mostert wins thrilling finale

Chaz Mostert held off Anton De Pasquale to win a thrilling final race of the Darwin Triple Crown.

Mawson seals back-to-back Gold Star titles

Joey Mawson is now a two-time S5000 Australian Drivers' Champion following the conclusion of the Gold Star season in Darwin.

Darwin Supercars: Waters wins crash-marred Race 2

Cam Waters held off Will Davison to win a Supercars race marred by a nasty early crash for James Courtney.

Mostert disqualification appeal thrown out

Walkinshaw Andretti United's appeal of Chaz Mostert's disqualification from yesterday's Supercars race in Darwin has been thrown out by Motorsport Australia.

Darwin Supercars: Sunday poles for Waters, Davison

Cam Waters and Will Davison split the pole positions for the second and third Supercars races in Darwin.

WAU appeals Mostert disqualification

Walkinshaw Andretti United will appeal Chaz Mostert's disqualification from today's opening Supercars race in Darwin.

Mostert disqualified from Darwin race

Chaz Mostert has received his second disqualification in as many days after being scrubbed from today's opening Supercars race in Darwin.

Davison cool on teammate contact

Will Davison says he wasn't expecting first-lap contact with Anton De Pasquale in Darwin, but praised his teammate for the race-defining move.

Darwin Supercars: De Pasquale wins tense Race 1

Anton De Pasquale won a tense opening heat of the Darwin Triple Crown from Will Davison and a fast-finishing Shane van Gisbergen.

Supercars keeps Sandown and NZ on calendar

Supercars has elected to keep both the Sandown and Auckland SuperSprint events on the 2022 schedule.

Darwin Supercars: Davison storms to record pole

Will Davison will start his 500th Supercars race from pole thanks to a record-breaking lap in the Top 10 Shootout in Darwin.

Darwin S5000: Webster dominates opener

Cooper Webster dominated the opening race of the final S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship round at Hidden Valley.

Mostert disqualified from Darwin practice

Chaz Mostert has been disqualified from the second Supercars practice session in Darwin for a tyre breach.

Supercars drivers wary of 'extreme' tyre rules

Supercars drivers are unsure if what have been labelled 'extreme' tyre rules will improve the racing in Darwin this weekend.

Darwin Supercars: Van Gisbergen tops Practice 2

Shane van Gisbergen ended the Friday running for the Darwin Triple Crown as the pacesetter.

Supercars scraps tyre baking rule

Supercars has backflipped on its new rule banning teams from baking tyres in the sun before sessions.

Darwin Supercars: Mostert pips Brown in P1

Chaz Mostert pipped Will Brown to top the opening Supercars practice session at the Darwin Triple Crown.

Five F1 season-opener slots for Australian GP

The Australian Grand Prix will be the season-opening Formula 1 race for at least five of the next 13 years as part of its new deal.

Erebus takes unique Indigenous Round approach

Erebus Motorsport has taken a unique approach to this weekend's first official Supercars Indigenous Round.

2022 Supercars Darwin Triple Crown session times and preview

Supercars kicks off its mid-year Northern Swing this weekend with the Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley.

Supercars set to retain Australian GP support slot

Supercars is expected to retain its spot on the Australian Grand Prix undercard next year despite FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 making the trip down under.

WAU unveils three Indigenous Round liveries

Walkinshaw Andretti United has unveiled its three Indigenous Round liveries ahead of this weekend's Darwin Triple Crown.

Van Gisbergen to make WRC debut in NZ

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen will make his World Rally Championship debut at the Repco Rally New Zealand later this year.

Davison hints at 2023 contract news

Will Davison has hinted that news regarding his future in Supercars is on the horizon.

Covers come off Pye's Indigenous Round livery

Team 18 has pulled the covers off the Indigenous Round livery that Scott Pye will carry for the Darwin Triple Crown.

DJR unveils Indigenous look for Darwin, Townsville

Dick Johnson Racing has unveiled the First Nations-inspired look its Mustangs will carry for the Darwin and Townsville Supercars rounds.

Supercars team owners receive Queen's Birthday honours

Supercars team owners Betty Klimenko and Ryan Story have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Price wins eighth Finke crown

Toby Price has won an eighth Finke Desert Race crown, and second on four-wheels, with a record time.

BJR completes Indigenous livery roll-out

Brad Jones Racing has unveiled Bryce Fullwood's Darwin livery to complete its line-up of Indigenous-themed looks.

Supercars encouraged by Gen3 aero parity checks

Supercars is encouraged by the results of a soft aero parity check for its Gen3 cars that took place on Thursday.

Supercars outlaws natural tyre warming

Supercars has outlawed teams from naturally warming tyres in direct sunlight.

Triple Eight reveals striking Darwin livery

Triple Eight has revealed a striking Indigenous livery ahead of the Darwin Triple Crown.

Stanaway comeback impresses Bathurst legend Murphy

Greg Murphy says Supercars outcast Richie Stanaway switched straight into "race car driver mode" at yesterday's wildcard test at Winton.

More liveries unveiled ahead of Indigenous Round

Supercars teams have continued to unveil their First Nations-inspired liveries ahead of next week's Indigenous Round in Darwin.

How Supercars star van Gisbergen rescued his Le Mans dream

Shane van Gisbergen thought his Le Mans 24 Hours dream was dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but free to travel again and with a race seat secured for this year, could this be the chance the Supercars star uses to shine on the global stage?

WAU parts ways with Percat engineer

Supercars squad Walkinshaw Andretti United has parted ways with Nick Percat's race engineer Geoff Slater.

Triple Eight unveils full Bathurst 1000 line-up

Triple Eight has unveiled its full three-car Bathurst 1000 line-up including the Supercheap Auto-backed wildcard led by Craig Lowndes.

DJR holds key to Supercars silly season

Dick Johnson Racing currently holds the key to the Supercars silly season as it deliberates over who will drive the #17 Shell Mustang next year.

S5000 Gold Star season cut short

The Australian Drivers' Championship will be decided at this month's Darwin Triple Crown rather than at Sandown in September.

First Supercars Indigenous Round livery unveiled

Blanchard Racing Team has pulled the covers off the first livery for Supercars' Indigenous Round in Darwin later this month.

Lowndes, Fraser to share Supercheap wildcard

Declan Fraser and Craig Lowndes are set to team up in the Supercheap Auto-backed Triple Eight wildcard for the Bathurst 1000.

Supercheap Bathurst 1000 wildcard returns

Supercheap Auto has confirmed that it will back a third Triple Eight entry for the Bathurst 1000 for a second year running.

Price to lead Team Australia Baja entry

Dakar winner Toby Price will team up with former Supercars racer Paul Weel in a Team Australia entry for the 2022 SCORE International Races.

Three generations of Johnsons drive Supercars

Three generations of the famous Johnson family all drove Dick Johnson Racing Supercars today as part of a special demonstration.

Sydney TCR: Wins for Hanson and Morcom

Jay Hanson and Nathan Morcom won the second and third TCR Australia races at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney S5000: Cameron, Webster share Sunday wins

Aaron Cameron and Cooper Webster took a win apiece from the two Australian Drivers' Championship races at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney TCR: Buchan streaks to Race 1 win Sydney
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Sydney TCR: Buchan streaks to Race 1 win

Josh Buchan won the opening TCR Australia race at Sydney Motorsport Park after Will Brown's early charge was undone by a mechanical failure.

Sydney S5000: Mawson edges Cameron in Race 1

Joey Mawson held off a determined charge from Aaron Cameron to win the first ever night time S5000 race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Supercars aware of recent crew injuries

Supercars says it is committed to providing safe working conditions for its teams following multiple crew injuries at recent events.

Infamous Mustang returns to Bathurst

The infamous 'debriss' Mustang will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year as more details of the latest wildcard entry come to light.