Yesterday we saw an incredibly odd press release from Ferrari, ostensibly having to do with the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. It referred to the "penetration" of Gilles Villeneueve, the "dribble" of Jean Alesi, and also a possible shapeshifter. It turns out that that press release just might have been auto-translated.
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…
This is the Villeneuve family in the summer of 1979. Joan and Gilles are joined by their kids Melanie and Jacques around Gilles's Ferrari 312T.
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At the 1979 Dutch Grand Prix, Ferrari hotshot Gilles Villeneuve drove what must simultaneously be the most hilarious and most heroic lap of Formula One history. It all began with a rear tire puncture.