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Jacques Villeneuve

Birthdate:   09/04/1971
Website: http://www.jv-world.com
Category: Sports

Date of birth:

April 9, 1971

Birthplace: 

St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec

Residence:

Monaco

Height:

1,68 m (5'6'' )

Weight:

67 kg (150 lbs)

Maritul status:

Single

Hobbies:

Skiing, playing guitar, writing and listening to music, computer technology

Favourite music:

Rock & Pop

Most memorable experience:

Becoming F1 World Champion (1997) and Indy 500 Winner (1995)

First racing car:

Formula Ford 1600

First race:

1988 (Alfa Italian Tourism Championship)

 

 

Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve was born to parents Gilles Villeneuve and Joann Barthe, on April 9th, 1971, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. Jacques's father Gilles was a great Formula One driver for Ferrari. In 1976, Gilles moved the family to Monaco, but in 1982, the senior Villeneuve died in a qualifying accident for a race in Belgium. Jacques was only eleven at the time of his father's death.

Much to the horror of his mother a couple of years later, the then 13-year-old Jacques Villeneuve told her that he wanted to pursue a professional driving career. His mother reluctantly agreed to her son's request, on the condition that he maintained high marks in school.

At the age of fifteen, under the guidance of his uncle Jacques Sr., the teenaged Villeneuve enrolled at the Jim Russell Racing Driver's School in
Quebec
. While at the very same racing school that his father attended, Jacques Villeneuve learned all about the Formula Ford 1600cc. In his first few laps around the track, Villeneuve immediately demonstrated his potential for racing stardom.

In 1987, after a brief stay at the Richard Spenard Formula 2000
Racing School in Ontario, Canada, Villeneuve felt as though he was ready to race professionally. The following year, he left his Switzerland
boarding school to pursue his driving dream.

Despite his lack of recent success, Jacques Villeneuve remains one of the most intriguing figures in motorsport

 

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Resume:  

2005

Formula 1 driver with Team Sauber Petronas

2004

Formula 1 driver with Team Renault (3 races)
Win : 0

Pole Position : 0

Best Results : 10th at Suzuka and Interlagos
Points : 0

Standing : 21st

2003

Formula 1 driver with Team BAR-Honda (16 races)
Win : 0
Pole position : 0
Best Results : 6th
at Interlagos

Points : 6

Standing : 16th  

2002

Formula 1 driver with Team BAR-Honda
Win : 0
Pole position : 0
Best Results : 4th at Silverstone

Points : 4
Standing : 12th 
 

2001

Formula 1 driver with Team BAR-Honda
Eighth in Championship (12 points)

Win : 0
Pole position : 0
Podium :
2
Points : 12

Standing : 8th 

First the first time in the history of BAR, Jacques has two podium finishes at Barcelona and Hockenheimring. 

2000

Formula 1 driver with Team BAR-Honda
Win : 0
Pole position : 0
Best Results : 4th at
Melbourne, Magny-Cours, A1-Ring and Indianapolis

Points : 17
Standing : 7th 
 

1999

Formula 1 driver with Team BAR-Supertech
Win : 0
Pole position : 0

Best Results : 8th at Monza

Points : 0
Standing : 21st 
 

1998

Formula 1 driver with Team Williams-Mecachrome
Win : 0
Pole position: 0
Best results : 3rd place (
Germany and Hungary
)
Points: 21
Standing: 5th
 

1997

Formula 1 World Champion with Team Williams-Renault
Wins: 7  (Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Britain, Hungary, Austria, Luxembourg)
Pole positions: 10  (Australia, Brazil, Argentina, San Marino, Spain, Britain, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Europe)
Points: 81
Standing: 1st
 

1996

Formula 1 driver with Team Williams-Renault
Wins: 4  (
Europe, Britain, Hungary, Portugal
)
Pole positions: 3  (
Australia, Belgium, Japan
)
Points: 78
Standing: 2nd

"Rookie of the Year" 

1995

IndyCar Champion
Winner of Indy 500 race
 

1994

IndyCar Series
Second in Indy 500 race
Sixth in the Championship and "Rookie of the Year"
 

1993

Third in Formula Atlantic 

1992

Second in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship 

1990 - 1991

Italian Formula 3 Championship
1990 14th and 1991 sixth in the Championship

 

 

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