Born in Cambridge, UK and raised in New Zealand, Tom hails from a motor racing background. A motorsport all-rounder with wide-ranging experience across GT competition, the DTM and Formula E, Tom has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading racing drivers.
Tom began karting at the age of eight, winning several titles until he progressed to Formula Renault in 2009, with a short stint in the New Zealand and Swedish series.
2010 was Tom’s breakout year. A full assault on the Formula Renault UK Championship yielded huge success as he became the series’ youngest-ever champion at the age of just 16. Alongside that, he was named Autosport British Club Driver of the Year, won the Henry Surtees BRDC Award and was a finalist for the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
For 2011, Tom headed back to Europe to compete in the German Formula 3 series. He was once again a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist and joined the BRDC SuperStars programme.
In 2012, Tom was selected to become a member of the McLaren Young Driver Programme, gaining valuable knowledge and experience from one of the most prestigious teams in motorsport. He coupled that with a move to the European F3 Championship.
In his second season in European F3 in 2013, Tom claimed three podiums on his way to seventh in that year’s standings. He also joined the Red Bull Junior Team in the same year.
For 2014, Tom raced with Jagonya Ayam with Carlin for a third year in European F3. Taking six wins across the year, Tom finished as Vice-Champion behind Esteban Ocon and ahead of F1 race-winner Max Verstappen.
Tom made his DTM debut in 2015, joining BMW Motorsport. He became their youngest ever race winner and the second-youngest race winner in the series’ history.
Another year in the DTM brought further podium finishes at the Norisring, the Red Bull Ring, Moscow Raceway and the Nurburgring in 2016.
In 2017, Tom stepped into the world of endurance racing. Coupled with his DTM commitments, he competed in the Asian Le Mans Series, Blancpain GT Series and VLN - taking on the renowned Nurburgring 24 Hours.
Tom’s second year of endurance racing in 2018 saw him win the 24 Hours of Spa and finish runner-up at the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji alongside competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He also got back behind the wheel of a single-seater as he contested six rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E Season for the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team.
Strengthening his relationship with BMW, Tom remained in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for 2019, picking up a 3rd place podium finish at Watkins Glen.
Tom’s 2020 campaign began in earnest as he claimed second place in the Bathurst 12 Hours with Team 59 Racing, behind the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3.
Tom also joined Panasonic Jaguar Racing for the final two races of the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin, reaching Super Pole on his first day in the car.
Teaming up with HubAuto Racing, Tom made his Le Mans debut in 2020 piloting the team's Ferrari 488 GT3 and also made his third appearance at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
Reuniting with ROWE Racing, the 26-year-old claimed an excellent fourth place at the Nürburgring 24 Hours in treacherous weather conditions.
Ending the year with the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance season finale, Tom joined AF Corse for the Paul Ricard 1000km - winning the event outright at the helm of the team's #51 Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO.
The 2021 season was an action-packed affair for Tom, as he contested full seasons in both the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship, with NIO 333 FE Team and JOTA respectively. With several Super Pole appearances and numerous points finishes to his name, Tom enjoyed a successful campaign with NIO 333 Racing in Formula E. In the World Endurance Championship, Tom finished the year runner-up in the LMP2 standings - with five podium finishes from six races, including an excellent second-place result at the revered 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2022 was another record year for Tom, having competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and All electric ETCR series. With a fantastic debut season in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura, claiming three pole positions and one new lap record at Watkins Glen. Also accomplishing multiple race victories in the Daytona 24 Hours and Petit Le Mans classics and securing the ISMA Championship title. Due to his success in IMSA, Meyer Shank rewarded Tom an Indycar Test and in that test he topped the timesheets. Tom also finished 3rd overall in the All electric ETCR standings with four podiums out of six races and claimed King of the weekend in the season finale.
For 2023, Tom looks to defend his title as he lines up once again on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship grid with the Meyer Shank Racing as they move from DPi to the new LMDh era with a new Acura car. He will also be joining United Autosports for the 2023 FIA World Endurance LMP2 Championship. Tom will take on some of the biggest races in motorsport, such as the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Motul Petit Le Mans and Super Sebring where he will compete in both ISMA and WEC 12 Hours races on the same weekend.
Kicking off the year in dominant fashion, Tom secured a hat trick at the Daytona 24 Hours - taking pole position, the fastest lap and victory in the twice-around-the-clock race to make it back-to-back victories in Daytona.