Slade has, though, combining with Scott McLaughlin for last year's Great Race. The former Brad Jones Racing driver missed out on a full-time seat in 2020, but didn't disgrace himself on the mountain last October.
Regardless, the two-time race winner's deal with the revamped, independent Blanchard Racing Team may take time to gel, despite Tim Blanchard making some key recruits in the engineering and management departments.
Coulthard appeared to lack confidence at times as team-mate McLaughlin dominated in Shell colours. However, armed with leadership at Team Sydney, a renewed Coulthard will have no baggage to carry over into 2021.
2016 Super2 champion Jacobson has bounced from team to team since he made his main game debut in 2017, but racing alongside a decorated driver in Coulthard can only improve his performance.
Critically, Team Sydney acquired the services of race engineer Dr Geoffrey Slater, who skippered the team's 2016 Bathurst triumph.