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.