Tag Archive: Gilles Villeneuve

Feb 13

Former F1 Champion Jacques Villeneuve commits to World RX (+ video)

French-Canadian ‘excited’ about prospect of sideways 600bhp action

World RX - Jacques Villeneuve 01 The new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has added a former Formula 1 World Champion to what is an increasingly competitive driver line-up for its inaugural campaign, with Jacques Villeneuve signing up to compete in an Albatec Racing-prepared Peugeot 208. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

A nice way to celebrate a 35th Formula 1 Race in Montreal

HPG Masters on June 6,7 and 8 program

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014 Beauties of yesterday on track at Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Kuno Wittmer awarded the Bertrand-Fabi award for the 2nd time in his career!!

Brother Karl Wittmer wins the Gilles-Villeneuve award

2013-12-16_MF0006The Bertrand-Fabi Trophy is awarded to a French-Canadian driver by by demonstrating the most success at a national and international level throughout the year.

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Dec 09

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in F1

“I am very supportive of that”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe newly re-elected Jean Todt says he supports moves to reinstate permanent race numbers in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Perez and McLaren announce split

Martin Whitmarsh described Perez’s departing statement as “kind and gracious”.

2013-06-09_0551After accusing McLaren of lacking “organisation and humility” in 2013, Sergio Perez has announced he is leaving the British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Perez’s former Sauber boss defends under-fire Mexican

“Everybody knows what kind of driver Sergio is” – Kaltenborn

2013-06-07_0979Sergio Perez’s former boss has leapt to the defence of the Mexican, following bitter criticism of his increasingly aggressive racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Canadian GP – In the name of Gilles

Gilles is part of the Prancing Horse’s history

2013-06-02No other name sums up the relationship between Ferrari and Canada better than that of Gilles Villeneuve.

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Mar 29

Villeneuve compares ‘Multi-21′ affair with death of father

“Ignoring is just plain wrong” – Villeneuve

2012-06-10_04351997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve is not sure Sebastian Vettel’s apologies should be so readily accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Villeneuve to commentate for Italian TV

Jacques Villeneuve will be back at the grands prix in 2013.

2012-11-01-00282012-08-16_0029Reporting from a launch event at Monza, the Italian press said the 1997 world champion has signed up with Sky Italia to commentate during live broadcasts at all races this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Riccardo Agostini and Eddie Cheever in a Ferrari Formula One

The winner of the F3 Euro Series, Daniel Juncadella, will also join them

Riccardo Agostini - Eddie Cheeverjuncadella test gp2 rapax 03Next November the 9th at the circuit Piero Taruffi of Vallelunga, the prize test on the Ferrari F10 for the 2 drivers that gave spectacle this year in the Formula 3 season battling until the last race. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Canadian drive continues for David Ostella at Trois-Riviéres

Young Canadian driver David Ostella eager to perform in Quebec

IndyLightsDavid OstellaDavid Ostella and his No. 22 Global Precast/LiUNA/Xtreme Coil Drilling entry heads into the last stop on the Firestone Indy Lights Series Canadian tour with renewed drive and enthusiasm thanks to the support of his family, friends and local sponsors and supporters.

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Jul 25

Alex Tagliani to drive Turner Motorsports No. 30 entry in upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge in Montreal

Tagliani to drive in Montreal in the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA 200

NAPAPiecesdAuto2002011-08-17_0014Turner Motorsports will field the No. 30 Chevrolet with driver Alex Tagliani for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 18, 2012. Tagliani, a hometown favorite in Montreal, will compete on the circuit he knows well after narrowly finishing second in an epic battle to the finish during last year’s event. He hopes to better that result in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Analysis shows Schu could be leading title chase

Michael Schumacher could have been on track for his eighth world championship in 2012.

2012-06-09_02332012-06-08_0365He may be carrying the number 7 on his Mercedes this year, but luck has abandoned the great 43-year-old German in the third and possibly final year of his F1 comeback, Bild newspaper reports.

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Jun 07

Villeneuve no fan of today’s ‘daddy’s boys’ drivers

Jacques Villeneuve has prefaced this weekend’s Canadian grand prix by admitting he is no big fan of today’s formula one.

2011-08-20_07342011-06-09_0335The 1997 world champion will be attending this weekend’s race, held in Montreal at the circuit named in honour of his late father. Race organisers intend to mark the 30th anniversary of legendary Gilles Villeneuve’s death. “There’s something planned, but I would like to keep it a surprise,” promoter Francois Dumontier told the Montreal Gazette.

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May 13

Spain, Spa, France, Canada and Russia – race rumours

Valencia will not be on next year’s F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.

Dany FlageoleFlagworld - F1He confirmed that, starting in 2013, an annually alternating deal between the Spanish port city and Barcelona will begin. Barcelona, the scene of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix, will host the race in 2013, before Valencia returns to the schedule in 2014, the F1 chief executive told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Ferrari men know Spain crucial for title

Ferrari’s title tilt could hinge on the competitiveness of the updated F2012 this weekend in Barcelona.

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 012012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 04“What I want is to have a competitive car in Barcelona,” insisted the famous Italian marque’s president Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday. “That’s what I’ve asked for,” he is quoted as saying by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Ferrari marks 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve’s death

 With son Jacques driving his old car

1981_27GillesVilleneuveFerrari_07Ferrari 1979 - 312T3 Gilles Vileneuve - photo Steve Powell- Getty ImagesIn this 1979 photo, Gilles Villeneuve drives the Scuderia Ferrari 312T3 during the Marlboro Daily Mail Race of Champions at the Brands Hatch circuit in Fawkham, Britain. Villeneuve died 30 years ago on May 8, 1982. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Lithograph salutes Gilles Villeneuve

Thirty years after his accident

Gilles Villeneuve litographieMusee Gilles Villeneuve logoOn May 8, 1982, the world lost Gilles Villeneuve, a victim of his own will to win, to be the best. We had all watched with increasing awe his rise to the very top of Formula 1 as a member of the most iconic of all teams, Ferrari.

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Apr 15

Richard Foley to be inducted to “Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame”

Saturday night in Toronto

Richard Foley à DaytonaCanadian Motorsports Hall of FameFollowing his participation as honorary flagman at the NAPA 100 last summer, held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame, now Richard “Dick” Foley will be inducted into the “Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame” next Saturday in Toronto along with other Canadians and Michael Andretti ( in international category). The 18th edition of the CMHOF gala is expected to be attended by over 300 guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Jacques Villeneuve to drive the 1979 Ferrari 312 T4

Villeneuve to take part in Ferrari tribute

20110710-12942011-06-09_0335Exactly one month from today, it will be the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve. His memory is still vivid and alive in the minds of many at Maranello; his talent, his speed, his bravery which bordered on recklessness, all go to make his name still hugely popular with our fans, even among younger ones who have only been able to see him on replays of his races or read about him in stories written by journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

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