Raul Boesel  Brazil

  • Full name Raul Guilherme de Mesquita Boesel
  • Birth date December 4, 1957
  • Birthplace Curitiba, Brazil
  • Current age 56 years 289 days
  • Teams Ligier, March
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1982 March 15 10 0 0 4 8 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1983 Ligier 15 13 0 0 6 7 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
Total 30 23 0 0 10 7 0 0 17 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race South African Grand Prix Kyalami January 23, 1982 Race results
Last race South African Grand Prix Kyalami October 15, 1983 Race results
Profile

Raul came second in the British Formula Ford series in 1980. Making sure that he scored points rather than throw them away in a win-or-bust approach, Raul finished third in the British Formula Three championship and leapt into Formula One for 1982. However, the March team was not the one to be with that year and his best result was eighth at the Belgian Grand Prix. Frustrated, he moved to Ligier for 1983 and went one better with seventh place in the US Grand Prix West. However, no points came his way and Raul headed to Indy Cars. A period racing for the Jaguar sports car team netted Raul the 1987 world title, but he returned to Indy Cars in the 1990s.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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