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.

Born:

14 Feb 1958
Buenos Aires

Enrique

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

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