Raul Boesel

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Raul Boesel
Raul Boesel 2007 Mil Milhas Brasil.jpg
Born (1957-12-04) 4 December 1957 (age 60)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Active years19821983
TeamsMarch, Ligier
Entries30 (23 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1982 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1983 South African Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1987 – 1988, 1991
TeamsTom Walkinshaw Racing (Silk Cut Jaguar)
Best finish2nd (1991)
Class wins0

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 record[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 Pts
1982 March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 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 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 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[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos. Pts
1985 Dick Simon Racing March 85C Cosworth DFX V8t LBH
20
INDY
18
MIL POR
11
MEA
11
CLE
12
MCH
28
ROA
8
POC MDO
23
SAN MCH LAG
20
PHX MIA
23
28th 10
1986 Dick Simon Racing Lola T86/00 Cosworth DFX V8t PHX
13
LBH
19
INDY
13
MIL
14
POR
8
MEA
23
CLE
6
TOR
7
MCH
5
POC
5
MDO
7
SAN
9
MCH
15
ROA
8
LAG
14
PHX
13
MIA
19
13th 54
1987 Vince Granatelli Racing March 87C Cosworth DFX V8t LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC ROA MDO NAZ LAG
16
MIA
6
26th 8
1988 Shierson Racing March 88C Cosworth DFX V8t PHX
5
LBH
4
MIL
4
POR
26
8th 89
Lola T88/00 INDY
7
CLE
5
TOR
8
MEA
9
MCH
11
POC
5
MDO
6
ROA
14
NAZ
5
LAG
21
MIA
22
1989 Shierson Racing Lola T89/00 Judd AV V8t PHX
14
LBH
6
INDY
3
MIL
4
DET
28
POR
7
CLE
8
MEA
6
TOR
7
MCH
20
POC
20
MDO
23
ROA
9
NAZ
11
LAG
10
11th 68
1990 Truesports Lola T89/00 Judd AV V8t PHX
18
LBH
8
INDY
28
MIL
6
DET
6
POR
18
CLE
20
MEA
13
TOR
10
MCH
9
DEN
28
VAN
19
MDO
9
ROA
10
NAZ
8
LAG
11
11th 42
1992 Dick Simon Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t SRF PHX LBH INDY
7
DET
2
POR
9
MIL
10
NHA
18
TOR
22
MCH
3
CLE
6
ROA
8
VAN
11
MDO
7
NAZ
6
LAG
6
9th 80
1993 Dick Simon Racing Lola T93/00 Ford XB V8t SRF
8
PHX
2
LBH
12
INDY
4
MIL
2
DET
2
POR
7
CLE
7
TOR
7
MCH
4
NHA
21
ROA
4
VAN
9
MDO
4
NAZ
9
LAG
11
5th 132
1994 Dick Simon Racing Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t SRF
27
PHX
8
LBH
4
INDY
21
MIL
8
DET
28
POR
23
CLE
6
TOR
12
MCH
9
MDO
8
NHA
4
VAN
23
ROA
6
NAZ
4
LAG
2
7th 90
1995 Rahal-Hogan Racing Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz IC108B V8t MIA
6
SRF
8
PHX
6
LBH
16
NAZ
10
INDY
20
MIL
11
DET
DNS
POR
5
ROA
22
TOR
6
CLE
20
MCH
24
MDO
20
NHA
18
VAN
10
LAG
12
16th 48
1996 Team Green Reynard 96i Ford XB V8t MIA
14
RIO
7
SRF
13
LBH
16
NAZ
21
500
24
MIL
26
DET
8
POR
28
CLE
26
TOR
24
MCH
7
MDO
22
ROA
14
VAN
23
LAG
20
22nd 17
1997 Patrick Racing Reynard 97i Ford XB V8t MIA
17
SRF
7
LBH
8
NAZ
8
RIO
5
GAT
14
MIL
4
DET
6
POR
3
CLE
16
TOR
8
MCH
18
MDO
4
ROA
21
VAN
6
LAG
8
FON
20
10th 91
1999 Team Green Reynard 99i Honda HRS V8t MIA
27
MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MCH DET MDO 32nd 1
All American Racers Eagle 997 Toyota RV8D V8t CHI
12
VAN LAG HOU SRF FON
17

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1998 McCormack Motorsports G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
18
PHX
8
INDY
19
TXS
28
NHA
19
DOV
14
CLT
24
PPR
25
ATL
10
TXS
17
LVS
18
20th 132
1999 McCormack Motorsports G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
5
PHX
19
CLT
C
23rd 98
Brant Racing Riley & Scott MkV INDY
12
TXS
23
PPR
18
ATL
11
DOV PPR LVS TXS
2000 Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW PHX LVS INDY
16
TXS PPR ATL KTY TXS 37th 14
2001 Treadway-Hubbard Racing G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 PHX HMS ATL INDY
DNQ
TXS PPR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS NA -
2002 Team Menard Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY
21
TXS
13
PPR RIR 19th 158
Bradley Motorsports Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 KAN
11
NSH
5
MCH
15
KTY
13
GAT
8
CHI
11
TXS
22

Indianapolis 500[edit]

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

Complete World Sportscar Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1982 Dome Co. Ltd. C Dome RC82 Cosworth DFL 3.3 V8 MNZ SIL
Ret
NÜR LMS SPA MUG FUJ BRH NC 0
1987 Silk Cut Jaguar C1 Jaguar XJR-8 Jaguar 7.0 V12 JAR
3
JER
1
MNZ
Ret
SIL
1
NOR
4
BRH
1
NÜR
1
SPA
1
FUJ
2
1st 127
Jaguar 6.9 V12 LMS
5
1988 Silk Cut Jaguar C1 Jaguar XJR-9 Jaguar 7.0 V12 JER JAR MNZ SIL LMS
Ret
BRN BRH NÜR SPA FUJ SAN NC 0
1990 Konrad Motorsport C Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.0 F6t SUZ MNZ
Ret
SIL SPA DIJ NÜR
11
DON CGV MEX NC 0
1991 Silk Cut Jaguar C2 Jaguar XJR-12 Jaguar 7.4 V12 SUZ MNZ SIL LMS
2
NÜR MAG MEX AUT 21st 15

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Eddie Cheever
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Jaguar XJR-8LM C1 325 5th 5th
1988 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom John Watson
France Henri Pescarolo
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 129 DNF DNF
1991 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Davy Jones
France Michel Ferté
Jaguar XJR-12 C2 360 2nd 2nd
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raul Boesel: Before Formula One". f1rejects.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008.
  2. ^ "Raul Boesel: After Formula One". f1rejects.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008.
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Raul Boesel". richardsf1.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ "DJ Raul Boesel" (in Portuguese). Descubra o Brasil. 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2007-12-06.[dead link]
  5. ^ "All Results of Raul Boesel". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.

External links[edit]

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