At twenty-three Marco Piccinini had the honor of building the first F3 car in Monaco. He did this with the assistance of an engineer called Nosetto who was “sporting director of Ferrari from 1977 to 1988.
In 1973 he founded, together with banker and engineer, Carlo Pesenti the Monegasque Société des Automobiles Costructions, which started designing and building the MP F3 between Rome and Monaco. The components of the car, thanks to the knowledge of Piccinini were made in France, Switzerland, Japan and England, then subsequently assembled in part in Rome and then in the Principality of Monaco.
In the beginning of 1974 it was tested at Vallelunga by Charles George who also participated in the races Magione, Vallelunga and Monza in preparation for the Monaco Formula 3 Grand Prix, where the car had been submitted a few days before to Prince Rainier in the courtyard of his palace. Sadly, the car did not finish and hit the barrier.
After decades of neglect the car was found in Rome Gigi Taverna of Racing and Classic Cars who meticularly restored the car to its former glory. It then competed in the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo in the Formula 3 class in 2014. The car comes with a Toyota Novamotor which is new and a revised FT 200 gearbox and is ready to race.