Leanne Tander

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Leanne Tander
David Reynolds and Leanne Tander 01.jpg
Tander (right) in 2010
NationalityAustralia Australian
BornLeanne Ferrier
(1980-06-05) 5 June 1980 (age 38)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Related toGarth Tander (husband)
Touring Car Masters career
Debut season2010
Car no.11
Starts20
Championships0
Wins1
Best finish5th in 2010
Previous series
1998-2000
2001-02,2009
2004
2005-2008
Australian Formula Ford
Development V8 Supercar
Australian Production Car
Australian Drivers' Champ.

Leanne Tander (née Ferrier, born 5 June 1980 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian race car driver having raced cars such as Formula Ford, Formula 3 and in the Supercars Championship. She is married to Garth Tander, who is also a professional racing driver.

Career[edit]

Tander started in karts in 1993, and progressed to Formula Ford in 1998. After mixed success there, she moved up into V8 Supercar in 2001 with Garry Rogers Motorsport and 2002 with Fleetcare Racing. The next three seasons saw her race her father Mark's Mazda RX-7 in Improved Production racing, winning the Victorian and New South Wales championships in 2005, as well as driving in the Australian Production Car Championship in 2004 for Team Toyota Australia. In 2005, Tander had her first taste of a Formula 3 car, contesting three rounds that year, and moved to the Australian Formula Three Championship full-time in 2006, where she became the first female to win a race in 2007. After a pair of second places at Symmons Plains Raceway at the penultimate round, Tander went into the final round of the championship leading by four points.

After qualifying on pole position for both races at the season finale, at Oran Park Raceway, Leanne scored a third and a second in the two races, respectively, to narrowly miss out on the championship by just two points. It remains the best ever performance by a female driver in a National Australian circuit-racing Championship, and possibly the best ever by a female driver in a National or International F3 series.

In 2008, she remained in Australian F3 scoring four poles positions, five race wins and narrowly missed out on the title at the final round to James Winslow.

In 2007, with Garth leading the Supercars standings, and Leanne having led the Australian Drivers Championship this season, it was the first time that a married couple have simultaneously led Australian Motor Racing Championships.[1]

In the 2009 V8 Supercar Series, Tander joined the Paul Cruikshank Racing racing for Ford. She also returned to the Fujitsu Series driving a TanderSport prepared Ford BF Falcon.[2]

In 2010 Tander competed in the Touring Car Masters, driving a replica Ford XA Falcon GTHO Phase IV. She placed 5th in the series, having won the last race of Round 5, held at the Mount Panorama Circuit as a support category to the 2010 Bathurst 1000 in which husband Garth finished 3rd in a successful weekend for the couple.

As of 2012, Leanne has been a regular contributor to entertainment and lifestyle website Live4.[3]

Career results[edit]

Tander placed 5th in the 2006 Australian Drivers' Championship.
Season Series Position Car Team
1998 Australian Formula Ford Championship 27th Van Diemen RF94 Ford Leanne Ferrier
1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship 7th Stealth Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing
2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Stealth Van Diemen RF94 Ford Garry Rogers Motorsport
2001 Konica V8 Supercar Series 5th Holden VT Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
Shell Championship Series 59th
2002 Konica V8 Supercar Series 18th Holden VS Commodore Fleetcare Racing
2003 Australian Production Car Championship 22nd Daihatsu Sirion GTVi Daihatsu Motor Corporation
2004 Australian Production Car Championship 3rd Toyota Corolla Sportivo Neal Bates Motorsport
Australian Production Car Championship Class C 1st
2005 Victorian Improved Production Car Championship 1st Mazda RX-7 Mark Ferrier
New South Wales Improved Production Car Championship 1st
Australian Drivers' Championship 7th Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo
Dallara F304 Spiess Opel
Piccola Scuderia
Fleetcare TanderSport
2006 Australian Drivers' Championship 5th Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Fleetcare TanderSport
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series 17th [4] Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota European Technique
2007 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Fleetcare TanderSport
2008 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Dallara F307 HWA Mercedes-Benz TanderSport
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 19th Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 44th
2010 Touring Car Masters 5th Ford XA Falcon GT Phil Morris
2015 Australian Formula Ford Series 10th Mygale SJ10a Fleetcare TanderSport
2016 Australian Formula Ford Series 1st Mygale SJ10a Fleetcare TanderSport

Note: Tander raced under her maiden name of Ferrier prior to 2005.

Supercars Championship results[edit]

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos. Pts
2001 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore PHI
R1
PHI
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
CAN
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
BAR
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
CAL
R16
CAL
R17
CAL
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
QLD
R21

12
WIN
R22
WIN
R23
BAT
R24

Ret
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SAN
R28
SAN
R29
SAN
R30
59th 168
2009 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
HAM
R3
HAM
R4
WIN
R5
WIN
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
TOW
R11
TOW
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
PHI
QR

27
PHI
R17

19
BAT
R18

18
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
PHI
R23
PHI
R24
BAR
R25
BAR
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
44th 192

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2001 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VX Australia Paul Dumbrell DNF 41
2009 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia David Wall 18th 160

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Tander Set for V8 Return". Auto Action. Sydney: ACP Magazines (1337): 6. 22–28 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Toyota Racing Series - 2007 results Retrieved on 21 July 2011

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