Erebus Motorsport’s George Commins is looking forward to putting his new team to the test, with a reinvigorated line-up as it heads into 2021.
The duo of Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki mightn’t be front runners yet but Commins is more than confident the pair can do the job.
“I’m excited about working with young guns again,” Commins said.
“I’ve worked with a lot of the Red Bull juniors when I was in Europe and I always enjoy the process of educating them and watching them develop.”
Commins is more than experienced with bringing young drivers through the ranks after a stint as chief engineer at Arden International.
The team owned by Red Bull F1’s chief Christian Horner was used as one of the destinations for its team of junior drivers on the road to F1; Commins working with the likes of Carlos Saiiiniz Jr., Pierre Gasly and Daniiil Kvyat.
“It is more rewarding to help these young guys as opposed to working with a driver that has been there and done it,” Commins said.
“Young drivers tend to get in a car and drive it to the best of their ability, and don’t have any preconceived ideas on a certain setup direction.”
Commins will work with Kostecki on car #99, while Tom Moore steps up into his race engineering role on car #9 with Brown.
Following last Wednesday’s rookie test at Winton, Commins is confident the young drivers can maximise their opportunity in the main game.
“A common misconception about rookie drivers is that it’ll take them a few years to make their way up to the front,” he said.
“Whilst Brodie and Will might be classed as rookies in this particular category, the boys were very strong and consistent. They didn’t put a foot wrong all day.”
The team is now preparing for the official pre-season test on February 16 at Winton Motor Raceway.