For TOM’S final season as a F3 constructor the 037F was produced. Heavily based on the 036F it featured a modified tub, revised suspension and was fitted with a new gearbox casing. Initially the same aerodynamic package that had been fitted to the 036F was employed. The design revisions were the work of Mark Bailey who was responsible for the Swift F Ford car.
Rather surprisingly TOM’S eschewed the All Japan Championship preferring to run a Dallara for Tom Coronel which in fact was a shrewd move as the won the title. Instead the 037F raced exclusively in the UK, it had problems early on but as the season progressed it showed flashes of promise. Its main weakness seemed to be an inability to get enough heat into its front tyres and it was very inconsistent from circuit to circuit being very quick on one and then slow on another. Kevin McGarrity had the best finish of the year with a third at Oulton Park.
At the end of the year TOM’S ceased building their own cars although they continued in F3 for another year in the UK running Dallaras (and occasionally the 037F). They are still active and successful in Japan, again with Dallaras, in 1998 and ’99 they won the championship.
Paulo Carcasci, Takuya Kurosawa, Victor Rosso, Rickard Rydell.
Naozumi Itou, Tom Kristensen, Victor Rosso, Rickard Rydell, Tetsuya Tanaka, Jacques Villeneuve.
Masahiko Kondou, Tom Kristensen, Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Kazutomo Mizuki, Rickard Rydell, Shinsuke Shibahara, Yoshiyasu Tachi, Toranosuke Takagi, Tetsuya Tanaka, Yoshiro Tani.
Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Yutaka Okano, Shinsuke Shibahara, Yoshio Tsuduki.
Michael Krumm, Toranosuke Takagi.
Michael Graff, Shigeaki Hattori, Yuuji Ide, Russell Ingall, Masami Kageyama, Satoshi Motoyama, Manabu Ootsuka, Hirofumi Sada, Oonishi Taichirou, Toranosuke Takagi, Tsuchiya Takeshi.
Fernando Croceri, Omar Martinez, Ricardo Risatti.
Sebastián Martino, Juan Manuel Silva.
Hiroshi Sasaki, Hidekazu Shigetomi.
Tom Coronel, Syouta Mizuno, Brian Smith, Takashi Yokoyama.
Rubén Derfler, Christian Ledesma, Juan Manuel Silva.
Giovanni Anapoli, Ricardo Mauricio, Kevin McGarrity, Martin O’Connell, Andy Priaulx, Jamie Spence, Darren Turner.
Juan Manuel Silva.