After many years of heartbreak and close calls, Mark "Frosty" Winterbottom is finally perched atop the V8 pile for season 2015.

The Ford Performance Racing driver won the title ahead of closest rival Craig Lowndes by 238 points, delivering the manufacturer their first Drivers Championship in five years.

2014 Champion Jamie Whincup finished the season a disappointing 5th, ending his 4 year stranglehold on the Drivers Championship.

Check out the gallery above for the best images from the Sydney 500. Enjoy!