Enrique Mansilla

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Enrique Mansilla (born February 14, 1958) is an Argentine former racing driver born in Buenos Aires. He was a fierce rival and teammate of Ayrton Senna in British Formula Ford 1600 in 1981. In 1982 he drove in British Formula Three for West Surrey Racing, nearly winning the championship despite much of his funding disappearing due to tensions resulting from the Falklands War. In 1983 he competed in European Formula Two for Gresham Racing but only managed to score two championship points. In 1984 he raced in several Can-Am races in a March and a Toleman. In 1985 he raced in 3 CART races for Hemelgarn Racing with a best finish of 9th in his debut at Road America.

After he retired from racing he became a gold and diamond hunter in Liberia and was kidnapped for five months during a civil war and held as "exchange currency". After he was released he stayed in Liberia and continued to work in the gold and diamond industries, before returning to Argentina. He currently works in motorsport in Argentina as a driver and team consultant, amongst other roles.[1]

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  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard, Where are they now?, OldRacingCars.com