Kiwi Bathurst champion Scott McLaughlin sympathises with the hard-chasing Shane van Gisbergen in the wake of his controversial win this weekend, but insists there was no "intentional" go-slow from his team.
New Zealand's Scott McLaughlin has won a drama-filled Bathurst 1000 for the first time in his career after surviving a tense finish at Mount Panorama.
McLaughlin went on to claim his maiden Great Race victory on Sunday by less than half a second.
Coulthard was assessed a drive-through penalty during the race, but stewards will now investigate whether or not DJR Team Penske influenced the outcome of the race with team orders.
'I didn't know anything about it until the press conference after the race, ' McLaughlin said. "There was a bit more gamesmanship than what we first thought". We had a fast auto, we won the race, so we'll just get on with it, it'll sort itself out.
"We had a great vehicle all day and unfortunately for him (Coulthard) there is a bit of conjecture there, but he drove a great race and I feel bad for him, that's for sure".
Third placed Fabian Coulthard slowed to a crawl, allegedly due to overheating, allowing the two lead cars of Jamie Whincup and McLauglin to create a large gap to the rest of the field, meaning they could pit without losing position.
"The gap between third-placed Coulthard and the auto ahead, teammate and eventual victor Scott McLaughlin, increased from one to 47 seconds from Turn 6, when the yellow flags were first visible, to the end of the lap", Supercars said in a release.
Coulthard's actions also avoided double stacking or waiting behind his teammate McLaughlin in the pits.
McLaughlin went on to hold out a fast finishing van Gisbergen by 0.68 seconds to claim his first Bathurst crown.
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Holden legend Mark Skaife said the Ford man had nothing to worry about.
"It is blatant cheating, and I don't like calling anybody a cheat but they did".
It eliminated van Gisbergen's 10-second fuel advantage on McLaughlin and Whincup.
DJRTP is under investigation and the results of Bathurst provisional until a hearing over the squad's team orders tactics are heard at teh start of the Gold Coast 600 next week.
DJR Team Penske team boss Ryan Story insisted on Sunday there was a problem with overheating in Coulthard's auto at the time of the controversy. "For me, the Safety Car came out and I was told to slow up and take extreme caution", he told Motorsport.com. "People ask what are we going to do next - at the right time we will figure that out". I slowed up and did what I was told. "I did what I was told and I'm getting murdered for it".
'Whatever it is, I need to clear my name. It's not my style.
And the Ford gun admitted he didn't care what category Penske had in mind for him in the USA, saying he'd "race a wheelbarrow if I need to".
"I can't see how they can remove the trophy from them from what happened".
With eventual runner-up van Gisbergen, Erebus' David Reynolds and Walkinshaw Andretti United's James Courtney held up in the incident, Ryan said those cars might have able to jump ahead of McLaughlin and Whincup, who were ahead of Coulthard, if they weren't held up. "In the pits and then working back through the pack and got held up during the safety auto by someone".