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Ex-F1 driver thought he was dying with Covid-19

Tarso Marques, who raced in F1 for Minardi between 1996 and 2001, has revealed he thought he would die after contracting COVID-19. The 45-year-old Brazilian started 24 Formula 1 races, the vast majority of which were in the second half of the 1997 season and in 2001 when he achieved his best finish of P9 on two occasions. In the latter campaign, Marques was the team-mate of Fernando Alonso when the future two-time World Champion was starting out in F1. Also a former competitor in what is currently the IndyCar series in North America, Marques now runs a vehicle customisation company but has been hit very hard by the coronavirus. His lungs were compromised to the extent of 85% and he was...
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