Gilles Villeneuve

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Birthday
18, 1950
Birthplace
Canada
DEATH DATE
May 8, 1982 (32)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1950
Birthplace
Canada
DEATH DATE
May 8, 1982 (32)

About

Formula 1 racer from Canada who won six Grand Prix titles from 1977 to 1982. He died in an accident while qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.

Before Fame

He earned his professional racing license at the Jim Russell Racing School before joining the Formula Ford racing class.

Trivia

He has remained popular in Canadian culture. The country released a postage stamp with his image in 1997.

Family Life

The signature "V" on his helmet was designed by his wife, Joann.

Associated With

He was teammates with French driver Didier Pironi.