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Three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner eyes BOSS F1 in 1988 Tyrrell

Marco Werner

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Marco Werner has purchased a 1988 Formula 1 Tyrrell 017 that he hopes to race in BOSS GP.

Audi ambassador Werner, who will race an R8 LMS ultra in the Nurburgring 24 Hours in June, has bought the Cosworth DFZ-engined 017, chassis #2, raced by Julian Bailey in '88 (pictured).

He explained that he expected to test the car soon and that he has his eye on the odd race outing in BOSS GP (which has replaced EuroBOSS).

"When I was a young guy, it was my dream to drive a F1 car," Werner told AUTOSPORT.

"I didn't make it, but now I'm going to get the chance.

"I'm just a big fan of racing. I've read all the books, so I'm very excited to own this car.

"I'm going to do some track days in it, but I would love to race it."

Werner has also purchased the Ralt RT36 in which he finished runner-up in the 1992 German Formula 3 Championship.

The car came with a Volkswagen engine, but he is having it converted to the Spiess-Opel unit in which he raced it in period by some of his former mechanics from Siggi Muller's GM team.

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