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GILLES VILLENEUVE RUMORS

Pirelli: Canada and big, fat slicks

Just as was the case for Monaco, the Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tires have been nominated for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: a semi-permanent facility, which combines bespoke sections of track with normal park roads. But Montreal is a very different proposition to Monaco, with much higher average speeds, frequently changeable weather conditions, and a low...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Prix Preview- Canada

Round seven of the 2014 Formula 1 world championship takes place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada. It is the first of two races to take place in North America this year and sees the sport briefly move away from Europe following the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Non-championship F1 races took place in the country between 1961 and 1966 at Mosport Park, before it joined...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

For Jacques, and for IndyCar?

There is no questioning Jacques Villeneuve’s  talent behind the wheel. His 2 year stint in IndyCar produced 5 wins, an Indianapolis 500 and a series championship. during a very competitive era of IndyCar Racing. Names like Unser, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Tracy and Rahal were all the big players in the game and Villeneuve took IndyCar by storm. His Indy 500 win was one of the true...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Villeneuve's Ferrari 312 T3 Remembered

The Ferrari 312 T3 was used by Gilles Villeneuve to win the Canadian Grand Prix 35 years ago...
Via Speed Network
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacques Villeneuve NAPA 200 Race Recap

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada – Jacques Villeneuve, driver of the Penske Racing No. 22 Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), finished third in Saturday afternoon’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The event marked Villeneuve’s second appearance with Penske Racing during the 2012 NNS season as he recorded a sixth-place finish at Road America in...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Say goodnight to bad guy Jacques Villeneuve

MONTREAL — As Justin Allgaier jumped out of the car in Victory Lane Saturday, a member of his crew dumped him with cold water. Fittingly, Allgaier had just dumped Jacques Villeneuve on the final lap to to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 in Montreal Saturday. Well, actually he hadn’t. Allgaier had just tapped Villenueve, gotten him a little loose, then passed him so he could take...
Via As the World Turns (Left)
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Scott NAPA 200 Race Recap

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brian Scott secured a 10th place starting spot for Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The first of eight yellow flags came out on lap 18. Pit sequences had varied throughout the beginning of the race, and Scott, running eighth, came in for his first pit stop of the day under the caution. After changing four tires, refueling...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Villeneuve says he received threats

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve said he received threats after blasting Quebec's student movement. The Canadian driver said Friday he received ''dangerous'' emails in reaction to his comments Thursday night after protesters tried to disrupt a cocktail party kicking off Canadian Grand Prix festivities. Villeneuve was instantly catapulted into a...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Villeneuve to run 2 Nationwide races

Penske Racing has hired Jacques Villeneuve to run the two road course races this season in the Nationwide Series. Villeneuve will drive the No. 22 Dodge at Road America in June and at Montreal in August. The Montreal course is named the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after his late father. It's the second straight year Villeneuve has been hired by Penske for the two races. The former...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ferrari pays tribute to Gilles Villeneuve

Ferrari has honored the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death by having his son Jacques drive one of his old cars. Jacques Villeneuve took to the wheel of the 312 T4 driven by his father in 1979, the season the Canadian and Jody Scheckter ensured Ferrari won the constructors' title. Also at Ferrari's track on Tuesday were other Villeneuve family members, Ferrari...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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