Where are they now - life after motorsport

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Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

We know that Jarno Trulli went back to his wine plantations, that Jamie Alguesuari pursued a career in modern sounds, that Jody Scheckter has his own farm, and that Zanardi does things one can only admire.

Other drivers you can think of that are no longer around fixtures in the F1 paddock, and have moved on to other things?

I came across this of Frentzen recently:


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Post by John » 1 week ago

Frentzen IS David Duchovny.
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Post by kals » 1 week ago

John wrote:
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Frentzen IS David Duchovny.
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BTW, his 1997 and 1998 team mate currently races in the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup.

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Eddie Irvine is doing absolutely great.
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Eddie Irvine is doing absolutely great.
Former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine (52) raced for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar and won four Grand Prix. He turned to full-time property developing when his motorsport career finished in 2002 after making an estimated €45m from the sport. He has since invested large amounts in property and other developments as far afield as Miami, where he sold three luxury homes for €27m in 2013, and Northern Ireland. In 2018, he opted to rent out one $21m Miami Beach home for a reported $180,000 a month. He bought an island in the Bahamas and the nearby Exuma Yacht Club in 2011 and is reported to have invested $10m (€8.8m) into turning it into a luxury resort.
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Post by Antonov » 6 days ago

seems to be good at selling empty boxes.

kudos to him though, for selling himself as such a top driver for Jaguar.

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funny how the 1997 and 2001 podium were exactly the same, but then again, not exactly, but then again yes :jaw:

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Post by kals » 6 days ago

During his time at Jaguar, Irvine was one of the highest paid employees at Ford Motor Company. That didn't go down too well with then CEO Jacques Nasser who wanted to know why a "Edmund Irvine" was earning nearly as much as he was.

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Post by John » 6 days ago

kals wrote:
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John wrote:
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Frentzen IS David Duchovny.
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BTW, his 1997 and 1998 team mate currently races in the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup.
Not full time, he rode the invitational VIP entry for one or two rounds (I'm sure @Cheeveer can elaborate on the details). Felix Rosenqvist, Björn Wirdheim and a few other notables have driven that car as well.
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Post by kals » 6 days ago

Björn Wirdheim = notable

Hmmmm ok :tongue:

Thanks for the detail. The articles that mentioned JV racing the Carrera Cup made it appear as though it was a full time ride.

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Post by Michkov » 6 days ago

kals wrote:
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Björn Wirdheim = notable
It takes extraordinary skill top loose Monaco like he did.

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Post by Cheeveer » 5 days ago

John wrote:
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kals wrote:
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BTW, his 1997 and 1998 team mate currently races in the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup.
Not full time, he rode the invitational VIP entry for one or two rounds (I'm sure @Cheeveer can elaborate on the details). Felix Rosenqvist, Björn Wirdheim and a few other notables have driven that car as well.
IIRC they have one invitational car each round (Mads Östberg have driven it at times too), if they can't find someone ...n0tAbL3~, they'll get a driver coach like Jacques Villeneuve. Because he's a driver coach at Porsche nowadays.
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kals wrote:
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Björn Wirdheim = notable

Hmmmm ok :tongue:

Thanks for the detail. The articles that mentioned JV racing the Carrera Cup made it appear as though it was a full time ride.
You have to remember that we're talking about the Swedish racing scene here. :haha: Björn IS a notable figure, he's won the F3000 title, tested for BAR and Jaguar, raced Super Formula and IndyCar (=Champcar). And does the Swedish F1 broadcasts. He's like Swedish racing royalty in our small pond.
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Post by kals » 5 days ago

John wrote:
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kals wrote:
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Björn Wirdheim = notable

Hmmmm ok :tongue:

Thanks for the detail. The articles that mentioned JV racing the Carrera Cup made it appear as though it was a full time ride.
You have to remember that we're talking about the Swedish racing scene here. :haha: Björn IS a notable figure, he's won the F3000 title, tested for BAR and Jaguar, raced Super Formula and IndyCar (=Champcar). And does the Swedish F1 broadcasts. He's like Swedish racing royalty in our small pond.
Wirdheim was a decent talent and during his junior career there was a lot of positive talk about him. Then his career turned into a case of wrong place wrong time:

Champion in F3000 during it's lean final two years (and arguably his 2002 season was much more impressive against greater competition)
Jaguar test driver when the team was on the verge of pulling out of F1
ChampCar with an underfunded team during the series decline

And only really remembered for that Monaco incident.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 days ago

Wirdheim's career is definitely a would-have, could-have, should-have kind of affair.

Now look at someone like Stephane Sarrazin...The first time I became aware of him was the Brazilian GP in 1999, where he did the fastest donuts I've ever seen, with one half of his car missing. 20 years later, he has six Le Mans 24h podiums, two Le Mans Series championships victories, won the 2014 Tour de Course rally and raced WRC, Formula E and V8 Supercars. That's a pretty awesome career if you ask me.
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Post by DoubleFart » 4 days ago

Yep, Sarrazin was screwed by Prost - Minardi wanted to keep him on but Prost said don't do it and we'll guarantee you a drive for 2000.
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