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The man known as ‘Frosty’ joined an elite group of drivers in 2013 when he claimed his maiden Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory – the first for the Ford factory team since 1977’s famous 1-2. While the title eluded him again due largely to a number of early-season incidents, his charge up the table from Austin in May through the final race in Sydney showed with a clean run he will again be a contender in 2014. With a recently-inked, long-term deal he is the face of Ford in V8 Supercars.

Winterbottom first came to the notice of Blue Oval fans for his domination in karting, where he regularly raced against now V8 Supercar rival Jamie Whincup.

Given a leg up into Formula Ford, he finished runner-up to Whincup in the 2002 national series before landing the deal of a lifetime with Stone Brothers Racing.

In his first V8 Supercars season, Winterbottom dominated to win the Dunlop Series and seal the Rookie of the Year Award but, with no spare seats at SBR, he was contracted out to Mark Larkham’s squad where he quickly learnt just how tough the V8 Supercars Championship could be.

After two seasons of toiling away, ‘Frosty’ moved to the works-backed Ford Performance Racing outfit in 2006, tasting his first podium, round win and race win all in the same season before finishing third in the championship – the first of four third places finish in the V8 Supercars Championship in his career so far. 

Championship

Position: 2
Points: 2433
Penalty: 0
Average Qualifying Position: 8.5
Average Finishing Position: 6.8

About

Engineer: Grant McPherson
Origins: Sydney, NSW; May 20, 1981
Resides: Melbourne, Victoria
Status: Married
Outside of Racing: Water sports, golf, Playstation
Personal Vehicle: FPV Falcon GT

Social

Twitter: mwinterbottom
Facebook: 25375122056
Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Race 1 3 4 4
Race 2 5 4 3
Race 3 5 12 6
Race 4 6 3 5
Race 5 2 2 4
Race 6 13 9 5
Race 7 23 7 5
Race 8 6 2 4
Race 9 4 1 2
Race 10 10 13 2
Race 11 2 1 2
Race 12 3 2 1
Race 13 4 1 1
Race 14 8 4 1
Race 15 5 2 1
Race 16 2 3 1
Race 17 6 6 1
Race 18 4 6 1
Race 19 10 1 1
Race 20 17 11 1
Race 21 19 8 1
Race 22 12 6 1
Race 23 7 6 1
Race 24 11 6 1
Race 25 8 22 2
Race 26 17 11 2
Race 27 17 12 2
Race 28 15 20 2
Race 29 3 10 3
Race 30 2 6 2
Race 31 11 4 2
Race 32 13 14 2
COMING UP
Hard Tyres Co-Drivers Dunlop Series
Practice - Part 1
14-16
Nov 2014
Format: Super Sprint
Track Length: 4.445 km
Championship
Standings
Driver Points
1 Jamie Whincup
2835
2 Mark Winterbottom
2433
3 Shane van Gisbergen
2357
4 Craig Lowndes
2331
5 Fabian Coulthard
2192
6 Chaz Mostert
2147
7 James Courtney
2135
8 Scott McLaughlin
2019
9 Garth Tander
1806
10 Michael Caruso
1688
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