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Jo Marquart

Jo Marquart. Copyright Jeremy Peirson, 2012. Used with Permission.

Jo Marquart. Copyright Jeremy Peirson, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

22 Mar 1936
Winterthur, Zurich

Died:

29 Nov 1993
Deopham, Wymondham, Norfolk

Nationality:

Switzerland

Teams:

McLaren (1969-1970)

Engineer who also designed Formula 3 and Group C cars and had a long motorsport career, but the stress of running teams led to a detoriation in health and he died, aged only 57, from complications of diabetes as well as heart problems. At the time of his death, he was also involved in a engineering business near Dereham. Full name Josef Anton. Worked for a number of manufacturers including McLaren, GRD, Huron and Modus and founded Argo cars, which had success in Formula 3 and sportscars. Before he worked in Formula 1, he worked as a engineer for a bus company.

Biography last updated 11 Jan 2015