The last practice session ended under red flag when 18-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll went too wide and clipped the wall on turn 11 with 10 minutes to go, damaging his right rear wheel.
Kris Meeke was cruising to a Rally Mexico title when his pursuit went off track in glorious fashion.
The Kiwi Supercars champion strolled to successive wins at the Clipsal 500.
The Mercedes driver couldn’t hide his emotions and even went on camera to say he was annoyed by all of SVG’s "mistakes" at the event.
The three-time NZ Grand Prix champion is still competing, with the likes of Greg Murphy and Paul Radisich sending in tributes.
A spectator died yesterday morning after Paddon's vehicle went out of control on black ice.
Supporters of the Kiwi driver say it wasn't his fault a spectator died after his crash.