Mark Webber to Mentor Mitch Evans

Fifteen year-old Mitch Evans – who has been featured on this site competing in the New Zealand Toyota Racing Series – has just secured a mentor in the shape of Red Bull racing driver, Mark Webber.
Evans – who is looking to make his move to Europe within the next two years – caught the eye of many with his exploits in the New Zealand based series, where he won a number of the events and took the title by three points over A1GP refugee Earl Bamber – an impressive feat.
Should the teenager make the transition, he will be yet another driver from down under to join the Red Bull Racing squad – a team that already contains Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) and Brendon Hartley (New Zealand). Evans is currently competing in the Australian Formula 3 Championship with Team BRM, where he has taken three wins from his first three events. In 2008, he claimed the Formula Ford Manfield Winter Series and last year, he took second overall in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.
Evans’ new mentor also owns shares in the GP3 team MW Arden with Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner, so if Evans does make the jump to European Formula racing, a clear path of progression is set to be cleared for him. With the Australian Grand Prix happening this weekend, this is a very positive move for not just Red Bull, but also for the sport as a whole.

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