Raul Boesel

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Raul Boesel
Raul Boesel 2007 Mil Milhas Brasil.jpg
Born (1957-12-04) 4 December 1957 (age 57)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Active years 19821983
Teams March, Ligier
Races 30 (23 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1982 South African Grand Prix
Last race 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: [raˈuw boˈɛzew], 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 life[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(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 results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

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

CART career summary[edit]

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[edit]

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

Indy Racing League career summary[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raul Boesel: Before Formula One". f1rejects.com. 
  2. ^ "Raul Boesel: After Formula One". f1rejects.com. 
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Raul Boesel". richardsf1.com. 
  4. ^ "DJ Raul Boesel" (in Portuguese). Descubra o Brasil. 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

External links[edit]

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