Group Owner Tom Ferrier has long previous from a a success nationwide motorsport occupation as a driver to working a championship a success bustle team, alongside with lifting the inaugural Michelin Le Mans Cup GT3 teams title in 2016.
At the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans he led TF Sport and drivers Salih Yoluc, Jonny Adam and Charlie Eastwood to victory in the LMGTE Am class Aston Martin Vantage. The team and drivers are now on the cusp of alongside with a worldwide title as they are leading the FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Am category with one bustle in Bahrain final this November.
We caught up with Tom Ferrier a week after Le Mans to come by his reaction to a success the enviornment’s most attention-grabbing bustle.
Q: How does it feel to lead your team to a 24 Hours of Le Mans title?
TF: “In actual fact, it hasn’t sunk in. It’s been a dream for a whereas and now we’ve got made it a fact, this can expend some time to achieve what we’ve got completed.”
Q: As a passe driver, became this bustle complex for you to seem at from the garage or the pitwall? Did you wish you were in the market in the aid of the wheel?
TF: “It’s grand less complicated to criticise from the pit wall! I’m no longer wonderful how the drivers manufacture it in the night. To be right, the mumble of working a team keeps the aggressive edge and that satisfies me.”
Q: TF Sport obtained the Michelin Le Mans Cup in the key season. How crucial became this indispensable step on the ACO ladder for the eventual victory at Le Mans?
TF: “To be right I don’t mediate with out us competing in that, we would appreciate followed down this route as strongly. It gave us our first opportunity at Le Mans and as soon as I became there for the key time working a team, I knew it became the attach I needed TF to be competing for a in point of fact very long time.”
Q: It became also the key favor at Le Mans for a Turkish driver. Salih Yoluc has been with TF Sport for many years from GT open, Michelin le Mans Cup and on to the WEC. Is it very stress-free to peep somebody like Salih grow alongside with your team?
TF: “Salih is acceptable an improbable man. His dedication to the game is big. I’m so fully gay to peep him tick this big field. We appreciate had some inspiring times, however his price of enchancment from 2016 is big and he deserves this so grand.”
Q: Let’s no longer forget the engineers, the mechanics and the reinforce workers with out whom the automobile wouldn’t appreciate got to the quit line. You may perhaps perhaps well perchance perchance also mute be very overjoyed alongside with your complete team?
TF: “Even reading that put a question to makes me favor to bawl, I’m so overjoyed with all of them! It’s no longer appropriate the folk at Le Mans, however also the fellows working completely different programs that give each person the flexibleness so to manufacture their job. I’m so lucky that I come by to streak racing with about a of my most attention-grabbing mates. It makes a success so seriously better.”
Q: The next bustle in the WEC is the season finale in Bahrain. TF Sport now head there as championship leaders with an 8-point serve over the no83 Ferrari crew. Is it going to be a tactical methodology to the bustle or is it streak for the favor and let the facets expend care of themselves?
TF: “The latter. We appreciate obtained about a championships now and I mediate each person is aware of that you appropriate streak to favor the bustle. If we manufacture that, we would be champions. Oh, and it’s my birthday!”