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Tarso Marques

Tarso Marques, Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires, 13th April 1997. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Tarso Marques, Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires, 13th April 1997. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

19 Jan 1976
Curitiba

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

24 (1996-2001)

F3000 starts:

15 (1994-1995)

For a short while he was Minardi's reserve driver after making a surprise return to Formula 1 in 2001. Marques is now retired after spells in CART and Brazillian stock cars (The latter was overshadowed by a failed drugs test which more or less ended his career). He now runs a custom design business, where he builds and modifies bikes and cars, but also specialises in houses and yachts! Tarso started in the sport at a very young age, becoming a winner in Sud-Am Formula 3 at just seventeen and then in International Formula 3000 before he was twenty. As well as the aforementioned series, Tarso also raced in the FIA GT series briefly.

Biography last updated 19 Mar 2016