Red Bull one-two finish in V8s

Red Bull one-two finish in V8s

Shane van Gisbergen has logged his first win with Red Bull Racing, taking line honours in the opening non-championship V8 Supercars race at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

The Kiwi driver stole the lead off his new teammate Jamie Whincup after a safety car restart on lap five of 12 at Albert Park on Friday.

Whincup, who had qualified on pole position for the first time, finished second, ahead of Ford young gun Chaz Mostert.

DJR Team Penske duo Fabian Coulthard and Scott Pye rounded out the top five.

It’s the first time since 2011 Red Bull has won at the event.

Races at Albert Park are the only ones on the V8 calendar that begin with a rolling start.

But unlike previous years, this weekend’s sprints start when the red lights go out instead of at the behest of the polesitter.

Holden veteran Jason Bright and Nissan driver Todd Kelly were early casualties, both forced to retire inside the opening two laps.

Reigning champion Mark Winterbottom had a miserable afternoon, nudged and spun by Coulthard on lap one and sent to the back of the pack. He finished 21st.

The second of four sprint races begins at 6.20pm (AEDT)

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