Where are they now - life after motorsport

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Who was a F3000 champion (2000) and three-time Champ Car World Series runner-up (2002, 2003, 2004)?

That's right, Florida real estate agent Bruno Junqueira.

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/fl/ ... id_214460/
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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

Renee Gracie, former V8 Australian Supercar driver.

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went into the 'adult entertainment' sector

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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Renee Gracie, former V8 Australian Supercar driver.

went into the 'adult entertainment' sector
A bit of an exaggeration to say she was a former V8 Supercar driver.... I think she did a couple of races as a co-driver in the main game when it was thought it would be good to field a female co-driver for main game driver Simona di Silvestro.. I think she might have done a few races in the V8 feeder series.
I think Renee's talents are better suited to adult vids and pics. She is happy now though, and from all accounts making a good living 'entertaining'. :wink:

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

when she crashed out, she may have taken the 'Go f*ck yourself' remark too literally.

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Post by White six » 3 months ago

This reminded me that my mother taught Warren Hughes at college and I looked up what he was doing. No, not porn. Pretty much still racing when he last updated his wiki in 2013. You can tell he updates it himself ;)

I think my mother thought he was a bit full of himself and he told her he was headed to F1. Fair play to the guy, a good career

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
3 months ago
A merger with these topics would work, i think

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=16297
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14087
Good idea! I knew I'd seen similar threads before. I've merged them, and changed the name to make it applicable for all.

@Everso Biggyballies also had a recent post about Thackwell that was interesting as well.
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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

isn't Pedro Diniz a landowner/plantation owner of some sort?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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isn't Pedro Diniz a landowner/plantation owner of some sort?
I think he works for his Father in the family businesses which range from Supermarket chains to organic food production and dairy farms. It was always his family and their business connections that financed and sponsored his career as a pay driver. :wink:

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Post by NathanF11989 » 1 month ago

Thierry Boutsen went into business after his retirement in 1993 and now runs Boutsen Aviation, a firm which sells private jets and is based in Monaco. Apparently, he has the Williams FW12C he scored his first victory in on display in his headquarters.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

NathanF11989 wrote:
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Thierry Boutsen went into business after his retirement in 1993 and now runs Boutsen Aviation, a firm which sells private jets and is based in Monaco. Apparently, he has the Williams FW12C he scored his first victory in on display in his headquarters.
Interesting. Thanks.
I had a quick look at his website https://www.boutsen.com/ which shows an impressive and by all accounts successful set up.

It shows he still has an interest in motor sport albeit a historic level.... He is taking part in the Tour Auto which is on over the next few days. Boutsen is driving a 911 Porsche
.https://www.boutsen.com/tour_auto.php also has links to this event, one of the annual classic historic events.Also there is a video of Thierry preparing for the event

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Post by John » 1 month ago

What's Ralf doing these days?
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

John wrote:
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What's Ralf doing these days?
From what I've seen, he's a Formula 3 umbrella holding grid boy for his son.
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Post by Antonov » 1 month ago

So much hate for Ralf. At the end of the day, he did win on merit on quite a few occasions.

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https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/mo ... QxH1KgF5n8

From a podium at Indy, to bankruptcy, and bragging about beating 15-year-olds in iRacing.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Kenny Brack now works for McLaren cars

Kenny Brack, Indycar series and Indy 500 winner, who had the horrific highest recorded G forces crash in 2003 at Texas Speedway, breaking many of his major bones, and who retired after a brief comeback to Indy in 2018 started working for McLaren Automotive.

He worked as a consultant on the McLaren 720S and Senna road cars, but has since joined them in a full time capacity as their official chief test driver. He has also demonstrated McLaren cars at Goodwood Festival meetings.
McLaren said Bräck proved “integral” to the development of the 720S and Senna models and that he has already assisted with the development of “yet-to-be-announced future models”.

Bräck brings with him 35 years of racing experience, which also includes a stint as a Formula 1 test driver for Arrows. More recently, he’s won several races at the Goodwood Revival.

“Recruiting Kenny Bräck as our new chief test driver is a real coup for McLaren Automotive and perfectly aligns with our determination to ensure our next generations of luxury sports cars and supercars retain the dynamic excellence for which McLaren is renowned,” said Jens Ludmann, McLaren’s chief operating officer.

“Kenny’s record as a formidable first-class racing driver speaks for itself, but I believe his talents as a development driver are even more impressive and make him the ideal person to lead the team shaping the way that McLaren cars drive.”

Bräck fills the void left by former McLaren chief tester Chris Goodwin, who departed for Aston Martin at the end of 2017.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

Robert "Doorknobs" Doornbos

Im sure @Antonov will be interested in this little tale! :smiley:

Having come from a very wealthy family, he bought his way into various categories until his family lost their fortune and he progressed with a sponsor who funded his exploits in the US post F1..... said sponsor and he had a falling out and the sponsor claimed the sponsorship money ($12million)was a loan rather than sponsorship. The courts agreed and ordered Doornbos to repay the money.....

So Robert has continued the family's entrepreneurial spirit and set up a business called Kiiroo, which specialises in the aptly-named “teledildonics” which allows couples to interact sexually when on different sides of the world:rofl:

Full Robert and Doornbos family story here: https://www.joeblogsf1.com/joesaward/id/00376

Basically he is flogging sex toys online I think it fair to say..... :suspicious:

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