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


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.

Dick Johnson Racing extends Shell deal

Dick Johnson Racing has extended its naming rights sponsorship deal with Viva Energy Australia and the Shell V-Power brand.

Supercars squad BRT baffled by lack of pace

Blanchard Racing Team has been left baffled by the two-round slump in form seen in Perth and Winton.

Frustrations continue over Gen3 Supercars

There is an ongoing rumble of frustration in the Supercars paddock over the timeline for the Gen3 cars that are set to debut in 2023.

Edwards: Waters bucking "embarrassing" SVG trend

Cam Waters bucked an "embarrassing" trend of Supercars drivers not racing Shane van Gisbergen hard enough at Winton, according to his team boss Tim Edwards.

DJR Mustang for Bathurst 1000 wildcard

There is set to be a third wildcard in the 2022 Bathurst 1000 field with a team working closely alongside Dick Johnson Racing.

Percat explains horror qualifying run

Nick Percat says he and the Walkinshaw Andretti United team know the cause of his remarkably poor run of Supercars qualifying form.

Supercars teams question two-day events

Supercars teams are unsure if the cost saving of two-day meetings is worth the time demands on staff and reduced fan interaction with drivers.

Winton Supercars: Waters pips van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off a hard-charging Shane van Gisbergen to take a second win from three Supercars races at Winton.

Winton Supercars: van Gisbergen dominates Race 2

Shane van Gisbergen passed early leader Cam Waters before sprinting to victory in the second Supercars race at Winton.

Sandown could fall from 2022 Supercars calendar

There is a question mark over the Sandown Supercars round as a reduction from 13 to 12 rounds looms.

Winton Supercars: Waters bags both Sunday poles

Cam Waters will start both of today's Supercars races at Winton from pole position.

Van Gisbergen reflects on Winton near miss

Shane van Gisbergen says he needs to work on his self-restraint after damaging his car on the final lap of a wild Winton opener while fighting for the win.

Winton Supercars: Waters holds on in thrilling opener

Cam Waters held off a determined challenge from Shane van Gisbergen to win the first of three Supercars races at Winton.

Winton Supercars: Van Gisbergen storms to pole

Shane van Gisbergen beat Cam Waters to pole position for the opening Supercars race at the Winton SuperSprint.

Curious closure prompts DJR sponsor shuffle

Dick Johnson Racing has been forced into a sponsor shuffle by the curious closure of online payment company Fast.

Winton Supercars: Van Gisbergen sets record practice pace

Shane van Gisbergen broke the unofficial Supercars lap record at Winton as he topped the second and final practice session.

Winton Supercars: Brown fastest in first practice

Will Brown topped the opening half-hour practice session ahead of the Winton SuperSprint.

Walkinshaw wildcard livery unveiled

Walkinshaw Andretti United has pulled the covers off the wildcard entry that Jayden Ojeda will race at the Winton SuperSprint this weekend.

2022 Supercars Winton SuperSprint session times and preview

Supercars returns to Winton this weekend for the fifth round of the 2022 season.

September target for key Gen3 aero test

Supercars wants to begin formal aero homologation of its Gen3 cars in September, however that will depend on the global launch of the new Ford Mustang.

Tander joins Karting Australia board

Supercars legend Garth Tander has been appointed to the Karting Australia Board of Directors.

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.