Following the confirmation of its driver lineup, F Performance Racing has finalized two key additions to its staff, with Robin Hill and John Dick being named team manager and race engineer, respectively, for its Lexus GT Daytona program in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
As previously revealed by Sportscar365, Hill joins the Paul Genitlozzi-run operation following his most recent stint at Tequila Patron ESM as Director of Operations.
The Australian-born Hill has more than 35 years of racing experience, including Formula One, IndyCar and most recently sports cars, having also served as team manager of Highcroft Racing.
“I know Paul’s organizations are always professional and competitively run,” Hill said. “We talked and it really sparked an interest.
“I’m happy to be here with F Performance Racing and with this team. I have great respect for the Lexus program and I truly believe we are going to be competitive.”
Dick, meanwhile, comes to the East Lansing, Mich.-based team after serving as technical director and race engineer with Bryan Herta Autosport, which recently merged with Andretti Autosport.
“Indy racing had become so restricted. I’m really happy to be with F Performance Racing,” said Dick.
“I like the challenge of engineering and building prototype GT cars like the Lexus RC F GT3 – that’s where the creativity for an engineer really is.”
Dick has past experience with driver Scott Pruett, with the two having worked together in IMSA competition with Jack Roush Racing.
“I am also happy to be working with Scott Pruett again,” he said. “He has always been one of my favorite drivers, to be able to engineer a car and work with Scott again, that seems really challenging in a good way. I’m very excited about this opportunity.”
The factory backed program, utilizing a Lexus RC F GT3, is targeting a debut at either Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca or Detroit.