Joe & Bill weren't that bad, if at all in Season 11. OTOH, it could've been a combination of other teams that had some negativety around them to the point where they outdid Joe & Bill. Total agreement in TAR Original. Say what you want about Marie and how she might be awful to others, but that pales in comparison to Joe & Bill (Season 1 version). To be fair to Joe & Bill, if and when you meet them in person, they are very nice and classy people.
Back to Marie. Fortunately for Tim, he hasn't gone down yet, but that would be pretty good television if he did. Her character might not be one I'd want to deal with if I was on this season (and I'd have to take it, because, well it would beat the other alternative), but as a viewer, as mentioned it pays respect to TAR the way I've known it back long ago. Having a "villain" makes for a great season, granted that the racer or racers is/are entertaining and/or are good racers. Marie fits every category, had she been boring/quiet, otherwise, yeah I too could do without that.