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Enrique Mansilla

Enrique Mansilla, 1st July 1981. Copyright Alan Cox, 2010. Used with permission.

Enrique Mansilla, 1st July 1981. Copyright Alan Cox, 2010. Used with permission.

Enrique

Enrique "Quique" Mansilla, September 2012, Silverstone, England. Copyright Stuart Dent, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

14 Feb 1958
Buenos Aires

Nationality:

Argentina

F2 starts:

9 (1983)

CART/IRL years:

CART (1985)

Also raced in European F2. Quit racing after a lack of sponsorship, and became a gold and diamond hunter in Africa. However, when based in Liberia, during their civil war, he was kidnapped and held captive for 5 months by a henchman of then President Charles Taylor. Perhaps being a foreign national, Enrique became somewhat of a political pawn but his high profile probably helped to save his life. After being released, he surprisingly stayed in Liberia, again in the gold and diamond industries. After a short spell in the US, Enrique is now back in Argentina, where he is also involved in both media and team management.

Biography last updated 11 Nov 2012