Pro Race Car Driver Samantha Tan Talks Beauty Tips, Championship Titles, and Self-Confidence

Pro Race Car Driver Samantha Tan Talks Beauty Tips, Championship Titles, and Self-Confidence


If you’ve kept a close eye on the adrenaline-filled worlds of racing and fashion in the last couple of years, you will have noticed they’ve become one and the same. Without following a single pro driver on social media, there’s a pretty high chance you may have spotted a celebrity wearing a custom driver suit or jacket, even if they’ve never been in a race car. It’s just as easy to recognize familiar faces of the sport without noticing the individuals not included on the Formula One winner’s podium and in TikTok fan edits.

Enter Samantha Tan—a 26-year-old Chinese Canadian professional race car driver and the owner of Samantha Tan Racing—who strives to challenge the status quo of professional racing. Recently, she became the first Asian woman to place first at a major international endurance racing championship, breaking barriers in the male-dominated sport one major win at a time. When Tan’s not behind the wheel of a high-powered race car, she enjoys all things beauty and proudly sports eye-catching makeup underneath her helmet during races.