Former F1 driver builds insane prototype racer

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Words: Josh Revell
8 May 2020

Former Formula One driver Tarso Marques has built a dramatically styled endurance prototype racer to compete in the Brazilian Endurance Championship.

Marques competed in Formula One from 1996 to 2001 in three separate stints for the Minardi team, where he partnered with the likes of two-time World Champion, Fernando Alonso. Since his departure from Formula One, Marques had competed in Champ Car before returning to Brazil to compete in local racing series.

Built by Tarso Marques Concept (TMC), the racer is powered by a turbocharged V6 engine and was filmed testing at Curtiba two weeks ago. Dubbed the TMC M1, it will compete in the prototype class of the Brazilian Endurance Championship later this year, where it will race against the Metalmoro AJR racer.


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