Tommi Hämäläinen (b. 3rd February 1997) is a Finnish racing driver. His earlier career includes winning the Finnish Formula Ford championship and multiple rounds in the FRenault 2.0 Eurocup.
Hämäläinen was picked by Nurminen Racing Engineering to drive their second car at the 2015 F3RWRS Monaco SuperPrix as a guest entrant. With a solid drive he finished 21st, ahead of a few regular F3RWRS drivers. For the Spa SuperPrix he was signed by Foster's Good Call Racing to drive their third car. After being involved in a collision he quietly finished in 36th position. Despite that setback, things were looking good for Hämäläinen in 2016 - FGCR offered a contract for a full time F3 seat, and the young Finn happily accepted.
He scored points in the first race of the season in Adelaide by finishing 7th in the first start, but brake problems made his second start a mess, finishing a lap down in 24th and last. The British round was forgettable for him, as in the first race he was blocked in qualifying and was forced to start 44th and last, although he recovered to a respectable 21st position, while in the second start he was taken out on the first lap in a collision with Ragnar Larsen. In Italy he struggled in qualifying for the first start and only recovered to 22nd position, while in the second start a collision with Thomas Butler dropped him down to 33rd. He scored more points at the Pau SuperPrix, where a good strategy saw him rise from 31st on the grid to 12th on the finish line. However, his season would then take a turn for the worse in Canada as he was involved in a serious collision with Ragnar Larsen and Mohammed al Abin; the injuries sustained in this crash forced him to miss the second start (which was eventually cancelled due to bad weather) and the German and Dutch rounds of the championship completely.
Hämäläinen also drove in the 2015 F1RDS season for Nurminen, replacing Anu Võsu who had had a disappointing streak of low finishes. Right in his first outing he finished on the podium with 3rd, but then Nurminen's fortunes started to dwindle and he failed to score in the next four races. This led to him being replaced by Võsu for the last round of the season.
Hämäläinen made his F1RWRS debut in the non-championship 2015 Baltic Sea Grand Prix, driving for Nurminen Racing Engineering. Despite qualifying a low 22nd and crashing in the pitlane during the race he managed a brilliant 6th place.
|2015||Nurminen Racing Engineering||Dallara F3R15||Zytek ZT288||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||0||NC|
|Foster's Good Call Racing||Plus One GoodCall-01||Lancia 015/3 JTS||36|
|2016||Foster's Good Call Racing||+1 GC-02||Lancia 016/3||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||13*||=24th*|
F1 Rejects Development Series
|2015||NRE||Opel-Spiess 2.0L L4DOHC||AUS||SM1||SM2||MON||FR1||FR2||CZ1||CZ2|| GB1
* Season in progress