The 2017 championship chase begins with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, and finishes at the Newcastle 500 in New South Wales, and you won’t miss a minute of this exciting motor sports action no matter your schedule when watching it live using a standard or HD TV, as well as internet and mobile streaming options through a Free Trial.
V8 Supercars 2017 TV Preview
While every event on the V8 calendar is must see TV, some of the fan favourites include the Phillip Island Supersprint in Victoria from 21-23 April, considered the most scenic track in the tour. Queensland’s Townsville 400 races, where the streets become filled with the smell of high octane fuel and the sound of V8 engines across three festive days in July. The world-famous 2017 Bathurst 1000, the undisputed pinnacle of motorsport in Australia, held at the unforgiving Mount Panorama Circuit in New South Wales during the early part of October. The Bathurst champion is awarded the Peter Brock trophy, and rightfully named the “King of the Mountain”. The season will wrap up in the streets of Newcastle, where the Driver’s Championship could very well be decided in the year’s last race.
So don’t miss a minute of this 2017 V8 Supercars Championship action as there’s no telling who will provide the most spectacular footage, or which driver will greet the judge and claim the top spot when the circuit settles on the weekend.
V8 Supercars LIVE TV (Sydney time)
2017 Sandown 500
Friday 15 September – Sunday 17 September
Sandown Raceway, Melbourne, VIC
Practice 1 – Friday at 11.15 am (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 2 – Friday at 1.35 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Practice 3 – Friday at 4.10 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Qualifying – Saturday 10.50 am (Fox Sports 5)
Grid 1 – Saturday 1.45 pm (Ten/Fox Sports 5)
Grid 2 – Saturday 4.15 pm (Ten/Fox Sports 5)
Warm up – Sunday 9.40 am (Fox Sports)
Race 19 – Sunday 1.15 pm (Ten/Fox Sports 5)
V8 Supercars Live Streaming and a Free Trial
This season there will be five live events on Free to Air, but as seen in the TV schedule below the promo, Fox Sports 5 will provide the most complete V8 coverage including every practice session, qualifying event and featured race shown live, as well as unique camera angles, spectacular graphics and greater access to the drivers and their teams.
So if you’re a resident of Australia check out the Foxtel Now 2-weeks Free live TV trial, which is available to EVERYONE and will televise the Sandown 500 (September 15-17) online*, as well as offering live V8 Supercars streaming to eligible mobile devices through Foxtel Go within minutes of getting started.
Watch the Sandown 500 Free Online
V8 Supercars 2017 TV Fixtures
Clipsal 500 Adelaide at Adelaide Street Circuit from 2-5 March
2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix V8 Supercars from 23-26 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains: 7-9 April
Phillip Island SuperSprint in Victoria from 21-23 April (Fox Sports)
Perth SuperSprint at Barbagallo Raceway from 5-7 May (Fox Sports)
Winton SuperSprint in Benalla, Victoria from 19-21 May (Fox Sports)
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown in Darwin, NT from 16-18 June (Fox Sports)
Townsville 400 at Townsville Street Circuit from 7-9 July (Ten/Fox Sports)
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint in Queensland from 28-30 July (Fox Sports)
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint in NSW from 18-20 August (Fox Sports)
Wilson Security Sandown 500 Melbourne from 15-17 September (Ten/Fox Sports)
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mt Panorama from 5-8 October (Ten/Fox Sports)
Castrol Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise, QLD, 20-22 October (Ten/Fox Sports)
ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Pukekohe, NZ from 3-5 November (Fox Sports)
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 in NSW from 24-26 November (Ten/Fox Sports)
Events shown as Sydney Time, adjust for regional differences. The V8 Supercars on Free to Air does not always include live coverage of practice 1, qualifying for race 2, or the first listed Top Ten Shootout.
V8 Supercars Drivers to Watch
Jamie Whincup is the six time Drivers champion who is fast becoming one of the all time greats of the sport in Australia. His title defence last year didn’t go as he hoped, finishing fifth in the Drivers standings, but he did come on strong at the end winning five of the last nine races on the season. The desire is clearly there for Whincup and if his car is spot on, then he is clearly the man to beat, and you can stream V8 Supercars live during their most critical moments.
Mark Winterbottom, better known as “Frosty”, is coming off the most satisfying of seasons after claiming his first ever Drivers’ Championship last year. His impressive season for Prodrive Racing Australia included nine wins, and a second in the Bathurst 1000. Things got nervous late in the year, but Frosty was able to cling on and secure that elusive title. Now that he has a championship on his resume, he will attempt to go back-to-back, but unfortunately the free to air V8 events are limited.
Craig Lowndes will be at the helm for Team Vortex, which was formed by Caltex Australia and Triple Eight Race Engineering to run in the 2016 V8 Supercar Championship. The 2015 Bathurst 1000 champ finished second in the Drivers’ standing last year, so he will be eager to go one better after going so close to winning the title at Sydney in the final race. He is a veteran of the field, but is driving as well as ever so look for him to keep chipping away at winning another title.