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Raul Boesel
Born 4 1957 (1957-Template:Pad2digit-Template:Pad2digit) (age 59)
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Formula One career
Nationality 25px-Brazilflag Brazilian
Years 19821983

Template:Infobox Le Mans driver

Raul de Mesquita Boesel (Template:IPA-pt, 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.

Personal and early lifeEdit

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]

CareerEdit

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 careerEdit

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

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 resultsEdit

(key)

CARTEdit

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 USAflagsmall
LBH
Ret
USAflagsmall
INDY
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
POR
11
USAflagsmall
MEA
11
USAflagsmall
CLE
12
USAflagsmall
MIS1
Ret
USAflagsmall
ROA
8
USAflagsmall
POC
USAflagsmall
MDO
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
SAN
USAflagsmall
MIS2
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
MIA
Ret
30th 10
1986 Dick Simon Racing USAflagsmall
PHX1
Ret
USAflagsmall
LBH
Ret
USAflagsmall
INDY
13
USAflagsmall
MIL
14
USAflagsmall
POR
8
USAflagsmall
MEA
Ret
USAflagsmall
CLE
6
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
7
USAflagsmall
MIS1
5
USAflagsmall
POC
5
USAflagsmall
MDO
7
25px-Canadaflag
SAN
9
USAflagsmall
MIS2
15
USAflagsmall
ROA
8
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
USAflagsmall
PHX2
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIA
Ret
13th 54
1987 Granatelli Racing USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
MEA
USAflagsmall
CLE
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MIS
USAflagsmall
POC
USAflagsmall
ROA
USAflagsmall
MDO
USAflagsmall
NZR
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIA
6
27th 8
1988 Shierson Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
5
USAflagsmall
LBH
4
USAflagsmall
INDY
7
USAflagsmall
MIL
4
USAflagsmall
POR
Ret
USAflagsmall
CLE
5
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
8
USAflagsmall
MEA
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIS
Ret
USAflagsmall
POC
5
USAflagsmall
MDO
6
USAflagsmall
ROA
Ret
USAflagsmall
NZR
5
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIA
Ret
8th 89
1989 Shierson Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
14
USAflagsmall
LBH
6
USAflagsmall
INDY
3
USAflagsmall
MIL
4
USAflagsmall
DET
Ret
USAflagsmall
POR
7
USAflagsmall
CLE
8
USAflagsmall
MEA
6
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
7
USAflagsmall
MIS
Ret
USAflagsmall
POC
Ret
USAflagsmall
MDO
Ret
USAflagsmall
ROA
9
USAflagsmall
NZR
11
USAflagsmall
LS
10
11th 68
1990 Truesports USAflagsmall
PHX
Ret
USAflagsmall
LBH
8
USAflagsmall
INDY
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIL
6
USAflagsmall
DET
6
USAflagsmall
POR
Ret
USAflagsmall
CLE
Ret
USAflagsmall
MEA
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
10
USAflagsmall
MIS
9
USAflagsmall
DEN
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
19
USAflagsmall
MDO
9
USAflagsmall
ROA
10
USAflagsmall
NZR
8
USAflagsmall
LS
11
12th 42
1992 Dick Simon Racing 25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
INDY
7
USAflagsmall
DET
2
USAflagsmall
POR
9
USAflagsmall
MIL
10
USAflagsmall
NHA
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIS
3
USAflagsmall
CLE
6
USAflagsmall
ROA
8
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
Ret
USAflagsmall
MDO
7
USAflagsmall
NZR
6
USAflagsmall
LS
6
9th 80
1993 Dick Simon Racing 25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
8
USAflagsmall
PHX
2
USAflagsmall
LBH
Ret
USAflagsmall
INDY
4
USAflagsmall
MIL
2
USAflagsmall
DET
2
USAflagsmall
POR
7
USAflagsmall
CLE
7
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
7
USAflagsmall
MIS
4
USAflagsmall
NHA
Ret
USAflagsmall
ROA
4
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
9
USAflagsmall
MDO
4
USAflagsmall
NZR
9
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
5th 132
1994 Dick Simon Racing 25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
Ret
USAflagsmall
PHX
8
USAflagsmall
LBH
4
USAflagsmall
INDY
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIL
8
USAflagsmall
DET
Ret
USAflagsmall
POR
23
USAflagsmall
CLE
6
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
12
USAflagsmall
MIS
Ret
USAflagsmall
MDO
8
USAflagsmall
NHA
4
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
Ret
USAflagsmall
ROA
6
USAflagsmall
NZR
4
USAflagsmall
LS
2
7th 90
1995 Rahal-Hogan Racing USAflagsmall
MIA
6
25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
8
USAflagsmall
PHX
6
USAflagsmall
LBH
16
USAflagsmall
NZR
10
USAflagsmall
INDY
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIL
11
USAflagsmall
DET
DNS
USAflagsmall
POR
5
USAflagsmall
ROA
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
6
USAflagsmall
CLE
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIS
Ret
USAflagsmall
MDO
Ret
USAflagsmall
NHA
18
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
10
USAflagsmall
LS
12
16th 48
1996 Team Green USAflagsmall
MIA
14
25px-Brazilflag
RIO
7
25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
Ret
USAflagsmall
LBH
16
USAflagsmall
NZR
Ret
USAflagsmall
500
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIL
Ret
USAflagsmall
DET
8
USAflagsmall
POR
Ret
USAflagsmall
CLE
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
Ret
USAflagsmall
MIS
7
USAflagsmall
MDO
Ret
USAflagsmall
ROA
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
Ret
USAflagsmall
LS
Ret
22nd 17
1997 Patrick Racing USAflagsmall
MIA
Ret
25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
7
USAflagsmall
LBH
8
USAflagsmall
NZR
8
25px-Brazilflag
RIO
5
USAflagsmall
STL
14
USAflagsmall
MIL
4
USAflagsmall
DET
6
USAflagsmall
POR
3
USAflagsmall
CLE
16
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
8
USAflagsmall
MIS
Ret
USAflagsmall
MDO
4
USAflagsmall
ROA
Ret
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
6
USAflagsmall
LS
8
USAflagsmall
FON
Ret
10th 91
1999 Team Green USAflagsmall
MIA
Ret
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
NZR
25px-Brazilflag
RIO
USAflagsmall
STL
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
CLE
USAflagsmall
ROA
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MIS
USAflagsmall
DET
USAflagsmall
MDO
32nd 1
All American Racers USAflagsmall
CHI
12
25px-Canadaflag
VAN
USAflagsmall
LS
USAflagsmall
HOU
25px-AustraliaFLAG
SRF
USAflagsmall
FON
Ret

CART career summaryEdit

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 LeagueEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1998 McCormack Motorsports USAflagsmall
WDW
18
USAflagsmall
PHX
8
USAflagsmall
INDY
19
USAflagsmall
TXS
28
USAflagsmall
NHM
19
USAflagsmall
DOV
14
USAflagsmall
CLT
24
USAflagsmall
PPI
25
USAflagsmall
ATL
10
USAflagsmall
TX2
17
USAflagsmall
LVS
18
20th 132
1999 McCormack Motorsports USAflagsmall
WDW
5
USAflagsmall
PHX
19
USAflagsmall
CLT
C
23rd 98
Brant Motorsports USAflagsmall
INDY
12
USAflagsmall
TXS
23
USAflagsmall
PPI
18
USAflagsmall
ATL
11
USAflagsmall
DOV
USAflagsmall
PP2
USAflagsmall
LVS
USAflagsmall
TX2
2000 Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing USAflagsmall
WDW
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
LVS
USAflagsmall
INDY
16
USAflagsmall
TXS
USAflagsmall
PPI
USAflagsmall
ATL
USAflagsmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
TX2
37th 14
2001 Treadway/Hubbard Racing USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
HMS
USAflagsmall
ATL
USAflagsmall
INDY
DNQ
USAflagsmall
TXS
USAflagsmall
PPI
USAflagsmall
RIR
USAflagsmall
KAN
USAflagsmall
NSH
USAflagsmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
STL
USAflagsmall
CHI
USAflagsmall
TX2
NC
2002 Team Menard USAflagsmall
HMS
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
FON
USAflagsmall
NZR
USAflagsmall
INDY
21
USAflagsmall
TXS
13
USAflagsmall
PPI
USAflagsmall
RIR
19th 158
Bradley Motorsports USAflagsmall
KAN
11
USAflagsmall
NSH
5
USAflagsmall
MIS
15
USAflagsmall
KTY
13
USAflagsmall
STL
8
USAflagsmall
CHI
11
USAflagsmall
TX2
22

Indy Racing League career summaryEdit

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 500Edit

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 resultsEdit

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 C1 4 D Jaguar XJR-8LM
Jaguar 6.9L V12
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers
325 5th 5th
1988 C1 3 D Jaguar XJR-9LM
Jaguar 7.0L V12
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson
22px-Flag of France Henri Pescarolo
129 DNF DNF
1991 C2 35 G Jaguar XJR-12
Jaguar 7.4L V12
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
USAflagsmall Davy Jones
22px-Flag of France Michel Ferté
360 2nd 2nd

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


Preceded by:
Derek Bell
World Sportscar Championship Champion
1987
Succeeded by:
Martin Brundle

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