It was thirty years ago this week that Gilles Villeneuve, a Québécois snowmobile racer turned Formula One’s greatest maverick, lost his life at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Given the demographics of the internet, this means that the vast majority of us only know him from short clips. But it doesn’t take more than three minutes of footage to see how brave he was in a capricious turbo Ferrari, how incredible his sense of balance.
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