Race to Win
Enzo Ferrari numbered Gilles Villeneuve alongside Peter Collins and Tazio Nuvolari as the most fondly remembered of all his drivers. Like Nuvolari, Villeneuve’s never-give-up attitude endeared him to Commendatore and bystander alike. It is difficult to draw parallels with any of the drivers on the current F1 grid, Moto GP’s Valentino Rossi being the rider who most clearly embodies Villeneuve’s spirit and the will to be fastest through every corner. Here, Gilles flashes his Ferrari 312 T3 through a sweeping left hander on his way to a maiden victory in his home Canadian Grand Prix in 1978. Following his death, flat-out in final qualifying at Zolder in 1982, he Ile Notre-Dame circuit was renamed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and continues to host the Canadian Grand Prix.
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