The 2014 season was one of highs and lows for Mark Winterbottom who has finished in the top three Championship standings for the sixth time.
In a competitive start to the year Winterbottom held first position through mid-season, however he and the team could not carry the momentum through to the end, finishing third overall.
In another strong year for the consistent driver Frosty compiled four wins at New Zealand, Darwin and Winton, collecting 12 podium finishes overall.
As the team looks ahead to 2015 and the introduction of the FG X, Frosty reflects on his 2014 season.
“This year started with lots of good highlights. The Jason Richards Trophy was something that was pretty special. He was a great guy and you want to win those sorts of trophies that are really significant so New Zealand was definitely a highlight. In terms of a race the win at Darwin was definitely one of the best of my career. We out-strategized people in terms of re-using tyres and to fight to the end and pretty well win it down to the last corner that was awesome. Darwin was a great memory, as well as the win at Winton.
Coming into mid-season the competition turned a bit and we had low lights from there but we have finished the year off now and the good thing about our sport is that they give us a break and we can go into Christmas and re-group, re-energize and come out with something new next year which will be nice. It has been one of those strange years where so much has gone on with Bathurst and the Ford announcement and the competition changing and manufacturers and there’s just been so much going on and the way it finished in Sydney was probably fitting. I’ve never had two races postponed and driven in that kind of weather so it’s just been one of those years. Next year we’ll try and go again and try and win this thing.
The best off track moment for this year would probably be the trip to Vegas with Chaz. The good thing is that you always have fun at this team. Even when you’re struggling, we work hard but we all get along and enjoy our time so there are plenty of good moments off track that people wouldn’t see, because they only usually see the on track stuff but it’s always fun at our team.”