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Raul Boesel

Raul Boesel
Boesel at the 2007 Mil Milhas Brasil
Born (1957-12-04) 4 December 1957
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazilian
Active years 19821983
Teams March, Ligier
Entries 30 (23 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1982 South African Grand Prix
Last entry 1983 South African Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1987 – 1988, 1991
Teams Tom Walkinshaw Racing (Silk Cut Jaguar)
Best finish 2nd (1991)
Class wins 0

Raul de Mesquita Boesel (Portuguese pronunciation: , born 4 December 1957 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a former racing driver who raced for the March and Ligier Formula One teams and later raced in Champ Car and the Indy Racing League.

He won the 1987 World Sportscar Championship and the 1988 24 Hours of Daytona.

Contents

  • Personal and early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Racing career 3
    • Complete Formula One results 3.1
    • American open–wheel racing results 3.2
      • CART 3.2.1
      • CART career summary 3.2.2
      • Indy Racing League 3.2.3
      • Indy Racing League career summary 3.2.4
      • Indianapolis 500 3.2.5
    • Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal and early life

Raul Boesel was born on 4 December 1957 in Curitiba, Brazil as the son of Jorny and Elizadea de Mesquita Boesel. Boesel had a brief career in equestrian show jumping winning state championships and other competitions.[1]

He lives in Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife Vera and children Raul Boesel Jr and Garbiela where they have resided since 1988. He owns a Cigarette 38 Top Gun boat.[2]

Career

He studied engineering, gave up his degree and went on to motor racing. He entered into first ever season of the Brazilian Stock Car championship in 1979.[3]

He moved to Britain in 1980 to race in Formula Ford 1600 and in 1981 entered Formula 3 and finished third in the championship. In November 1981 he tested for McLaren and entered the March team, only to switch in 1983 to Ligier. At the end of the year he went to the United States to race in CART.

In 1987 he switched to World Sportscar Championship with Jaguar and won the title with five victories. In 1988 he won the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Jaguar XJR-9, along with Martin Brundle and John Nielsen. That year he also returned to CART and finished third at Indianapolis in 1989. In 1991 he finished second in Le Mans 24 Hours with Jaguar and returned to CART, finishing fifth in the 1993 series, although never winning a race. He raced in CART until 1998, when he went to Indy Racing League. Because of this, he has multiple starts in the Indy 500. His last race in CART was at the 1999 Marlboro 500 at Fontana.

Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, a racing circuit in Curitiba, is officially nicknamed "Circuito Raul Boesel" (Raul Boesel circuit) in honour of his success in Europe.

Boesel retired his professional racing career in 2005 after returning to Stock Car Brasil though he competes in some races after his retiring.

Afterwards, he often comments about various racing categories. In 2007, he started a career as a disc jockey.[4]

Racing career

Complete Formula One results

()
Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1982 March Grand Prix Team March 821 Cosworth V8 RSA
15
NC 0
Rothmans March Grand Prix Team BRA
Ret
USW
9
SMR BEL
8
MON
DNPQ
DET
Ret
CAN
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
DNQ
FRA
DNQ
GER
Ret
AUT
DNQ
SUI
Ret
ITA
DNQ
CPL
13
1983 Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS21 Cosworth V8 BRA
Ret
USW
7
FRA
Ret
SMR
9
MON
Ret
BEL
13
DET
10
CAN
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
DNQ
NED
10
ITA
DNQ
EUR
15
RSA
NC
NC 0

American open–wheel racing results

()

CART

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1985 Dick Simon Racing
LBH
Ret

INDY
Ret

MIL

POR
11

MEA
11

CLE
12

MIS1
Ret

ROA
8

POC

MDO
Ret

SAN

MIS2

LS
Ret

PHX

MIA
Ret
30th 10
1986 Dick Simon Racing
PHX1
Ret

LBH
Ret

INDY
13

MIL
14

POR
8

MEA
Ret

CLE
6

TOR
7

MIS1
5

POC
5

MDO
7

SAN
9

MIS2
15

ROA
8

LS
Ret

PHX2
Ret

MIA
Ret
13th 54
1987 Granatelli Racing
LBH

PHX

INDY

MIL

POR

MEA

CLE

TOR

MIS

POC

ROA

MDO

NZR

LS
Ret

MIA
6
27th 8
1988 Shierson Racing
PHX
5

LBH
4

INDY
7

MIL
4

POR
Ret

CLE
5

TOR
8

MEA
Ret

MIS
Ret

POC
5

MDO
6

ROA
Ret

NZR
5

LS
Ret

MIA
Ret
8th 89
1989 Shierson Racing
PHX
14

LBH
6

INDY
3

MIL
4

DET
Ret

POR
7

CLE
8

MEA
6

TOR
7

MIS
Ret

POC
Ret

MDO
Ret

ROA
9

NZR
11

LS
10
11th 68
1990 Truesports
PHX
Ret

LBH
8

INDY
Ret

MIL
6

DET
6

POR
Ret

CLE
Ret

MEA
Ret

TOR
10

MIS
9

DEN
Ret

VAN
19

MDO
9

ROA
10

NZR
8

LS
11
12th 42
1992 Dick Simon Racing
SRF

PHX

LBH

INDY
7

DET
2

POR
9

MIL
10

NHA
Ret

TOR
Ret

MIS
3

CLE
6

ROA
8

VAN
Ret

MDO
7

NZR
6

LS
6
9th 80
1993 Dick Simon Racing
SRF
8

PHX
2

LBH
Ret

INDY
4

MIL
2

DET
2

POR
7

CLE
7

TOR
7

MIS
4

NHA
Ret

ROA
4

VAN
9

MDO
4

NZR
9

LS
Ret
5th 132
1994 Dick Simon Racing
SRF
Ret

PHX
8

LBH
4

INDY
Ret

MIL
8

DET
Ret

POR
23

CLE
6

TOR
12

MIS
Ret

MDO
8

NHA
4

VAN
Ret

ROA
6

NZR
4

LS
2
7th 90
1995 Rahal-Hogan Racing
MIA
6

SRF
8

PHX
6

LBH
16

NZR
10

INDY
Ret

MIL
11

DET
DNS

POR
5

ROA
Ret

TOR
6

CLE
Ret

MIS
Ret

MDO
Ret

NHA
18

VAN
10

LS
12
16th 48
1996 Team Green
MIA
14

RIO
7

SRF
Ret

LBH
16

NZR
Ret

500
Ret

MIL
Ret

DET
8

POR
Ret

CLE
Ret

TOR
Ret

MIS
7

MDO
Ret

ROA
Ret

VAN
Ret

LS
Ret
22nd 17
1997 Patrick Racing
MIA
Ret

SRF
7

LBH
8

NZR
8

RIO
5

STL
14

MIL
4

DET
6

POR
3

CLE
16

TOR
8

MIS
Ret

MDO
4

ROA
Ret

VAN
6

LS
8

FON
Ret
10th 91
1999 Team Green
MIA
Ret

MOT

LBH

NZR

RIO

STL

MIL

POR

CLE

ROA

TOR

MIS

DET

MDO
32nd 1
All American Racers
CHI
12

VAN

LS

HOU

SRF

FON
Ret

CART career summary

Year Team Wins Points Championship Finish
1985 Dick Simon Racing 0 10 30th
1986 Dick Simon Racing 0 54 13th
1987 Granatelli 0 8 27th
1988 Shierson Racing 0 89 8th
1989 Shierson Racing 0 68 11th
1990 Truesports 0 42 12th
1992 Dick Simon Racing 0 80 9th
1993 Dick Simon Racing 0 132 5th
1994 Dick Simon Racing 0 90 7th
1995 Rahal-Hogan Racing 0 48 16th
1996 Team Green 0 17 22nd
1997 Patrick Racing 0 91 10th
1999 Green/All American Racers 0 1 32nd

171 starts, 0 wins, 3 poles, 321 laps led over 11 races, best finish: 2nd (5 times)

Indy Racing League

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1998 McCormack Motorsports
WDW
18

PHX
8

INDY
19

TXS
28

NHM
19

DOV
14

CLT
24

PPI
25

ATL
10

TX2
17

LVS
18
20th 132
1999 McCormack Motorsports
WDW
5

PHX
19

CLT
C
23rd 98
Brant Motorsports
INDY
12

TXS
23

PPI
18

ATL
11

DOV

PP2

LVS

TX2
2000 Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing
WDW

PHX

LVS

INDY
16

TXS

PPI

ATL

KTY

TX2
37th 14
2001 Treadway/Hubbard Racing
PHX

HMS

ATL

INDY
DNQ

TXS

PPI

RIR

KAN

NSH

KTY

STL

CHI

TX2
NC
2002 Team Menard
HMS

PHX

FON

NZR

INDY
21

TXS
13

PPI

RIR
19th 158
Bradley Motorsports
KAN
11

NSH
5

MIS
15

KTY
13

STL
8

CHI
11

TX2
22

Indy Racing League career summary

Year Team Wins Points Championship Finish
1998 McCormack Motorsports 0 132 20th
1999 McCormack/Brant 0 98 23rd
2000 Treadway-Vertex Cunningham 0 14 37th
2002 Bradley Motorsports 0 158 19th

27 starts, 0 Wins, 59 laps led over 4 races, best finish: 5th (twice)

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1985 March 85C Ford Cosworth DFX 23 18 Simon
1986 Lola T86/00 Ford Cosworth DFX 22 13 Simon
1988 Lola T88/00 Ford Cosworth DFX 20 7 Shierson
1989 Lola T89/00 Judd 9 3 Shierson
1990 Lola T89/00 Judd 17 28 Truesports
1992 Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A 27 7 Simon
1993 Lola T93/00 Ford XB 3 4 Simon
1994 Lola T94/00 Ford XB 2 21 Simon
1995 Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz IC108B 22 20 Rahal/Hogan
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile 30 19 McCormack
1999 Riley & Scott Oldsmobile 33 12 Brant
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 24 16 Treadway
2001 G-Force Oldsmobile Raced by F. Giaffone Treadway
2002 Dallara Chevrolet 3 21 Menard

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 C1 4 D Jaguar XJR-8LM
Jaguar 6.9L V12
Silk Cut Jaguar
Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Eddie Cheever
Jan Lammers
325 5th 5th
1988 C1 3 D Jaguar XJR-9LM
Jaguar 7.0L V12
Silk Cut Jaguar
Tom Walkinshaw Racing
John Watson
Henri Pescarolo
129 DNF DNF
1991 C2 35 G Jaguar XJR-12
Jaguar 7.4L V12
Silk Cut Jaguar
Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Davy Jones
Michel Ferté
360 2nd 2nd

References

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External links

  • Raul Boesel official website
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Derek Bell
World Sportscar Championship Champion
1987
Succeeded by
Martin Brundle
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