The top spot on the table was captured at Pukekohe earlier this month, where Winterbottom took two of his three race wins to date.
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Although still regularly without the fastest car in qualifying, the #5 Falcon has displayed a level of consistency critically lacking in previous campaigns; recording nine podiums, 12 top fives and 15 top 10s from the 16 championship races.
The squad appears to have put its long-running strategy issues and pitstop fumbles behind it, save for a questionable call that left Winterbottom third last time out at Barbagallo.
The team's current form begs the question: Is this finally Winterbottom and FPR's year to take a maiden V8 Supercars Championship title?
Winterbottom has served as one of the championship front-runners since he first became a factory driver in 2006.
He's finished in the championship's top five on each and every year since, placing second once (2008), third four times (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012), fourth once (2013) and fifth twice (2007 and 2009).
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