"I get out of bed every day to win races and win the championship"

Ficky Flynn Motorsport

Thomas has been racing for Ricky Flynn Motorsport (RFM) since April 2018. Switching to this renowned British karting team, based in Waltham Abbey, was a deliberate choice. RFM is known for its professionalism and attention to detail. Owned by Ricky Flynn, the team has become one of the most important players in the international paddocks. At junior level, RFM has been European champion multiple times, and even world champion twice. For several drivers, RFM was the perfect step up into the world of Formula 3 and Formula 2, and the British Formula 1 driver Lando Norris is perhaps the best-known example of a racer who broke through from karting, following his world champion title while with RFM. Thomas’ next goal: become European champion with RFM.

Under Fernando Alonso's wing

At RFM, Thomas has an FA kart. This brand of kart is owned by Fernando Alonso: two time Formula 1 World Champion and winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Spaniard owns the kart’s chassis and comes to watch Thomas several times a year. As well as its close collaboration with Fernando Alonso, RFM also receives top-quality supplies from Vortex and One Engines. One Engines is run by Ole Haugård, a leading Danish engine tuner.

During a race week, 15 RFM professionals work full time for Thomas and his teammates, and Thomas has a permanent mechanic and race engineer. The team manager, Ricky Flynn, works at the highest level with the utmost structure: “Every detail is checked and then checked again”, he ensures. “To win a race, everything has to be just so. If there is one missing link, you won’t win. You aren’t even considered competition, let alone qualified to test. I get out of bed every day to win races and win the championship.”