F1 - 1979 Zandvoort GP - G. Villeneuve driving on two wheels
Gilles Villeneuve, who made it through the first lap ahead of Jean-Pierre Jabouille, passed Jones at Tarzan on lap 11. He gave the lead back to Jones when he spun on lap 47. On lap 51, just after passing the pits, Villeneuve's left rear tyre exploded causing him to spin. He regained control to begin one of the wildest laps in history. He drove an entire lap on two tyres, the right front was in the air and the left rear was shredding rubber and sparking with the pavement. Reaction was mixed. It was either an act of the ultimate competitor not wanting to give up or an irresponsible, emotional decision. Either way he was out as his suspension was too damaged to rejoin the race.
Gilles Villeneuve - Murray's Magic Moments
Featuring footage from:
- 1979 Dutch GP at Zandvoort
- 1979 French GP at Dijon
- 1981 Monaco GP
- 1981 Spanish GP at Jarama
- 1982 San Marino GP at Imola
Keke and Gilles battle at Long Beach 1982
Rosberg and Villeneuve in a classic scrap through the streets of Long
Villeneuve's wild day in Argentina 1980
Gilles had to battle the field, the track breaking up, and maybe worst of
all, his Ferrari.
Gilles Villeneuve driving blind