Tom Hill began competitive karting at six years of age, and also raced pit-bikes, becoming an owner-driver three years later. He won the star pupil award in the Sisley Race school at Buckmore Park in 2008 and went on to race mini-max, junior-max and senior-max rotax karts in both winter and summer seasons regularly until 2014, winning many trophies over that period.

He entered two rounds of the BRSCC Alfa Championship during 2014, aged seventeen, before completing a full season in 2015, achieving second place in the twin-spark cup that year. He won the twin-spark cup class and the championship overall in 2016, 2018 and 2019 before moving to the power trophy class. He won that class, and the championship overall, in 2020 and now competes in the V6 class in his 3.2 litre Alfa Romeo GT.

Tom was born in Brighton, is a Masters graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, and following two years working as a design engineer with Mahindra Racing in their very successful Formula E team, he is now a carbon composites design engineer with a supplier to Formula One.