Tarso Marques  Brazil

  • Full name Tarso Anibal Sant'anna Marques
  • Birth date January 19, 1976
  • Birthplace Curitiba, Brazil
  • Current age 38 years 247 days
  • Height 1.76 m
  • Weight 76 kg
  • Teams Minardi
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1996 Minardi 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1997 Minardi 10 10 0 0 4 10 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
2001 Minardi 14 13 0 0 6 9 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
Total 26 25 0 0 10 9 0 0 14 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos March 31, 1996 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa September 2, 2001 Race results
Profile

Tarso Marques drove for Minardi during three separate seasons but never completed a full championship. He made his debut in 1996 but only competed in two races as the team rotated its drivers depending on who could pay the most. He competed in 10 more grand prix in 1997, although poor reliability meant he struggled to set himself apart from his competitors. In 1999 he moved to Champ Cars for two years, where he again struggled to shine. In 2001 he got another crack at F1 and partnered Fernando Alonso at Minardi in its first season under Paul Stoddart's ownership. He was replaced by Alex Yoong with three races to go, but owing to his better race finishes (neither scored any points), he actually finished ahead of Alonso in the final standings. He returned to Champ Car for the occasional race between 2004 and 2005 but eventually ended up racing for his own team in the Brazilian V8 series.

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Latest Photos

July 15, 2001

Minardi driver Tarso Marques at the British Grand Prix

February 28, 2001

Fernando Alonso and Tarso Marques at the launch of the Minardi PS01

February 28, 2001

Fernando Alonso and Tarso Marques at the launch of the Minardi PS01

     

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