The Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix 2022 will have plenty of on-track battles between some of the world’s fastest cars, but perhaps the most unique will be during the MSS Ultimate Security Speed Comparison.
Supercars Hall of Famer Jamie Whincup, Australian Rally Champion Harry Bates and Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden will go head-to-head in three different vehicles – a Commodore ZB Supercar, a Toyota GR Yaris AP4 rally car, and a Porsche Taycan Turbo S road car.
Recently retired Whincup, who remains the driver with the most wins in Supercars Championship history, will take the wheel of Red Bull Ampol Racing’s spare Commodore, with top speeds of 300km/h and 635kw of horsepower.
Carrera Cup racer and 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner Youlden will be behind the wheel of the Porsche, which reaches speeds of 260km/h and has a massive 560kw of horsepower.
As 2019 Australian Rally Champion and the youngest ever winner of the title, Bates is no stranger to speed. His Toyota GR Yaris has top speeds of 230km/h and 212kw of horsepower.
The cars will be placed in a staggered start before taking on a single lap of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, with the goal to have all three arrive on the home straight together for a photo finish.
The MSS Security Ultimate Speed Comparison will take place on each day of the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix 2022, with practice and the first demonstration on Thursday and one demonstration on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.