Motorsport: Supercars drivers pay respects to Christchurch shootings victims

Drivers at the Melbourne 400 leg of the Supercars Championship have paid their own tribute to those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.

A number of drivers have placed Silver Ferns on their cars and helmets as a mark of respect.

Drivers and support staff were seen putting stickers of the Fern on to cars before the race, with New Zealand's Scott McLaughlin also blackening his vehicle's wing mirrors.

McLaughlin won the opening leg of race and dedicated to the people of Christchurch.

"Me and [Coulthard] are Kiwis, I'm from Christchurch originally," McLaughlin said after the first race.

"I found out about the whole thing after qualifying, it was a bit of a shock to the system.

"Even hearing the New Zealand anthem tonight was pretty special and gave me goosebumps.

"I send big love to them over there. It's a small town, it's hard to believe something so bad could happen there but they'll work through it."

The Warriors will wear armbands before their NRL opener against the Bulldogs and will sing the national anthem in remembrance.


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