Jacques Villeneuve pays tribute to father Gilles
8 May 2012 – To commemorate 30 years since Gilles Villeneuve's tragic death at the Zolder circuit in Belgium, son and 1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques drove the Ferrari 312 T4 chassis at the Italian marque's Fiorano test track on Tuesday.
The aforementioned year also saw Gilles secure his best ever championship result, when the Canadian finished runner-up to South African team-mate Jody Scheckter in the overall standings.
Gilles is remembered as one of the most talented drivers to ever grace the Formula 1 paddock, winning six races from 67 starts, reaching the rostrum on seven more occasions, securing two pole positions and registering eight fastest laps.
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