GPUpdate's One 2 Watch: Tom Dillmann

GPUpdate's One 2 Watch: Tom Dillmann

26 May 2011 – On selected Thursdays across Formula 1’s European season, GPUpdate.net shares an insight into the up and coming stars of tomorrow. This time it’s a man bidding to become France’s second World Champion; 22-year-old Tom Dillmann, who clinched the German Formula 3 title of 2010 in comfortable fashion.

Name Tom Dillmann
Born 6 April 1989, Mulhouse, France
Age 22
Twitter @TomDillmann

Current series -
Team Status -

Career in a nut shell Alsace Soap Box Championship -> Karting -> Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 -> Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 -> French Formula Renault 2.0 -> Formula 3 Euro Series -> German Formula 3 -> GP3

Did you know? Dillmann is the son of retired racing driver Gerard Dillmann. In 2010, he became the first ever Frenchman to win the German F3 title and earlier this year became his country’s sole representative in the GP3 field.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Two minutes with Tom Dillmann...
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How did you get interested in racing?
My father was a racing driver in GTs, so I was always around a racing environment.

What is your greatest achievement so far?
Last year was great. I picked up the German F3 title and was fast in the World Series by Renault test in October. So definitely last year.

Do you have any racing heroes?
No, not really. I am French but I never really liked Alain Prost!

Who excites you most on the current F1 grid?
I like Alonso now, for his style.

And finally…tell us something ridiculous about yourself please…
There is nothing strange about being French! There is nothing to say!

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Tom Dillmann was talking to GPUpdate.net’s Gregory Haines
Twitter: @GregoryHainesF1



Volume 3 of GPUpdate’s One 2 Watch will be available on Thursday 9 June

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