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Jacques Villeneuve

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

Date of birth:

April 9, 1971


St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Qu�bec




1,68 m (5'6'' )


67 kg (150 lbs)

Maritul status:



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
. 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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Formula 1 driver with Team Sauber Petronas


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

Pole Position : 0

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

Standing : 21st


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

Points : 6

Standing : 16th  


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

Points : 4
Standing : 12th 


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

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

Standing : 8th 

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


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 


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

Best Results : 8th at Monza

Points : 0
Standing : 21st 


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


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


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" 


IndyCar Champion
Winner of Indy 500 race


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


Third in Formula Atlantic 


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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