Red Bull Ring return confirmed for new challenge with TF Sport

Sam De Haan will make a return to the International GT Open grid, competing with 2020 series vice champions TF Sport. Racing at the Red Bull Ring over the weekend 11-12 September, Sam will race with the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the first time, partnered with Aston Martin factory driver Charlie Eastwood.

Sam has scored a string of impressive results in the British GT championship since his debut in 2018, going on to finish as runner up during 2019 and 2020. He also made his International GT Open debut last season at the Austrian circuit, scoring an impressive second-place Pro-Am finish and overall podium during a one-off championship entry.

Building on his successful 2020 season, this latest addition to the race calendar adds to a full-season entry into the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, alongside standalone entries into the Intelligent Money British GT Championship.

TF Sport have enjoyed huge success across a variety of championships with the Aston Martin Vantage, and they are no stranger to the International GT Open championship. During the 2020 campaign, a stellar lights-to-flag victory for Sam’s new teammate Charlie Eastwood at the Red Bull Ring was a highlight as the British team claimed multiple victories and podium finishes on the way to finishing second in the championship.

All boasting a proven track record at the Red Bull Ring, Sam, Charlie and the TF Sport-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be an exciting combination for the weekend’s double header. Both races will be streamed live on the championship’s YouTube channel.

Ahead of his International GT Open return, Sam explained:
“I cannot wait to be back at the Red Bull Ring, and I am really excited by the prospect of racing the Vantage GT3 with TF Sport. I scored a podium last season on my first race in the championship, so I am going to be pushing to improve on that, and I am confident that with Charlie and the whole TF Sport team that we can get a strong result. They have achieved a huge amount with Aston Martin over the past few seasons, and I have raced against them, so I know how competitive they are, so it is great to be part of the team for this weekend.”
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport team owner, added:
“It’s great to have Sam onboard with us. He has proven himself to be a very strong contender in multiple GT3 marques and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can achieve alongside Charlie in our Vantage GT3!”


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