Brown’s P8 Highlights his Australian Grand Prix 🏁
Will Brown has finished P17, P23, P24 & P8 in the Australian Grand Prix over the weekend.
Race 6 - P17
A difficult qualifying session on Friday saw Brown start from P16, but he had a solid start, immediately gaining 2 positions out of the first corner.
Brown stopped for Tyres on lap 3 & 2 laps later recorded the fastest lap of the race - setting the new race lap record in the process.
Brown was on the charge and moved into P6 before delaminated rear tyres meant he was forced to take a secondary pit stop, swapping back to the hard compound.
Rejoining near the rear of the field, Brown continued the fight and both gained 4 spots in the final laps to finish P17.
Race 7 - P23
Brown put the pedal to the metal and gained 5 spots by the end of the opening lap and later quickly took his compulsory stop under Safety Car, though congestion in the fast lane meant Will couldn’t get out of his box, and dropped six spots in the process.
A second Safety Car was deployed on lap 10 and when racing resumed, Brown was forced to serve a pit-lane penalty for an earlier incident with Andre Heimgartner.
The drive-through saw the #9 Holden fall down the order, from P15 to P23, before the checkered flag.
Race 8 - P24
Brown started from P13 in Saturday’s second race and gained a spot in the race start.
When the pit stop sequence was complete Will was driving well in P8, but the complexion of the race changed when tyre trouble struck again; a delaminated left-front forcing Will to complete a secondary pit stop with 2 laps to go.
Brown’s additional stop saw him finish in P24.
Race 9 - P8
Brown achieved his best result on the final day at the Australian Grand Prix while celebrating his 50th Supercars race.
Brown got an impressive start and was quick off the line to make up 4 spots by the first corner.
The Safety Car was called that same lap as another car couldn’t get off the starting grid, and as racing resumed Brown had their elbows out.
Will pit at the end of lap 4 for fresh rubber and 12 laps later, the field was cleansed and Will was running P9.
The laps that followed were fairly straight forward until Shane van Gisbergen’s tyre blew with 2 laps to go which saw Will gain a position.
Will raced raced hard right until the checkered flag and after a 5-second penalty was handed to Cameron Waters, Will finished in P8.