Infiniti Red Bull F1 Car Races Mercedes SL63, V8 Supercar at Australian GP Track

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Formula 1 race car compete against a V8 Supercar race car and a street car, but to make things more fair this time around, each vehicle was given a handicap.

Casey Stoner got behind the wheel of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car and waited patiently as David Coulthard took off first in the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, followed by Mick Doohan in the Holden V8 Supercar. The trio put on a show at the Melbourne Formula 1 race this past weekend at the Australian Grand Prix.

The handicap given to each car was cleverly planned to create plenty of suspense for the spectators present at the event.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Rwhitely Rwhitely on Mar 21, 2013

    Drivers are Incorrectly mixed up in the story. Mick Doohan drove the SL, Casey drove the V8 super car and David Coultard drove the RB F1. I was there for this last Friday and mick was pushing the SL63 hard. Handicaps were basically 20 seconds plus 20 seconds and all 3 came over the line within a second. Small tweaks on handicaps to get close result. Great to watch, made me realize how quick the V8 supercar was by being approx 20 seconds quicker over the standing lap than a twin turbo 5.5MB