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Villeneuve was a curious mixture of seemingly disparate personality types. Lauda wrote of him, "He was the craziest devil I ever came across in Formula 1... The fact that, for all this, he was a sensitive and lovable character rather than an out-and-out hell-raiser made him such a unique human being". Flying, snowmobiling or driving, he was a risk-taker of classic proportions. Yet his fellow drivers said that on the track he was scrupulously fair and did not put anyone's safety other than his own in jeopardy.
An absolute nutter on the racetrack, but a family man off it.
Gilles Villeneuve - Piece by Piece
This is my tribute to the great Gilles Villeneuve. Like Senna he was a
magician behind the wheel and like Graham Hill he was extremely popular.
Gilles sprung to fame after beating a number of drivers in a race. The
whole of Europe sat up and took notice of this shy and fearless little
Many people blame Pironi for his death, other blame his sometimes reckless
driving style. However, all I know is he was a talented driver and could
have been a world champion many times over.
'Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.'
I dedicate this to the honourable Gilles.
*Just for the record all the footage used belongs to the respective owners
as well as the song. I thank them for helping me make this video.
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F1 - 1980 Imola GP - Gilles Villeneuve crash
The 1980 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on September
14, 1980 at the Imola Circuit in Italy. It was the twelfth race of the 1980
Formula One season.
This was the only World Championship Italian Grand Prix that was not held
at Monza, however Imola was used the following year to host the San Marino
Arnoux Villeneuve 1979
Quando la F1 appassionava davvero. Se un duello del genere fosse successo
nel 2012 sarebbero stati squalificati a vita!!