Gilles Villeneuve driving style was defined in a few words: Speed and opposite lock. Normally, drifting and opposite lock is not useful in Grand Prix racing, but Villeneuve made it his signature in each turn.
The circuit of Notre Dame in Montreal, Canada was renamed after Gilles depart in 1982. Since then, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has held unforgettable races and events. Unfortunately, F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve, Gilles son, could never win at home.
One Month. My seat is just out of frame on right of the top picture. Cannot wait.
“The sport is more important than anything. More important than any of the people in it. Of course I say what I think. I always have, even if it upsets people like Ecclestone and Balestre. Why should I be afraid of them? The fans aren’t here to see politicians and manipulators. They’re here to see Alain and Mario and Carlos and me. I am very secure in my feelings about racing. I make a lot of money from it, but one thing I can tell you for sure: if the money disappeared overnight, I would still be in racing, because I love it. The entrepreneurs would be gone.” -Gilles Villeneuve