Tag Archives: Gilles Villeneuve

Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, klemcoll, Monaco

Ferrari’s 312T5

Here we see a clear view of the Ferrari 312T5 as driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 18, 1980. Note the low, wide and very flat bodywork, trying to get clean air to the rear wing. The T5 was the final development of the combination of Ferrari’s well-known flat 12 […]

Ferrari, Alboreto,

Flying Colors

The Belgian Grand Prix of April 29, 1984 took place at Zolder, a short but quick circuit and site of the terrible accident which took the life of Ferrari’s Gilles Villeneuve two years before. The 1984 event would be the last F1 race here. At the start Michele Alboreto, driving a Ferrari 126C/4 from pole position, and bearing Villeneuve’s famous […]

Ferrari Monaco Grand Prix, Gilles Villeneuve

Villeneuve at Mirabeau

This turbo Ferrari 126CK is being driven by Gilles Villeneuve as it carries his favorite number 27 during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 31, 1981. The corner is Mirabeau, a picturesque right hander which led to the old station hairpin, which by the mid-1970s lay in front of a Loews hotel and had been renamed. Mirabeau was so-called for the […]

Mario Andretti, Lotus 79, 1979 Dutch Grand Prix

Mario’s Title Year

Here is a thoughtful Mario Andretti during his Championship Year in a Lotus 79 before the start of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on August 27, 1978. Andretti and his teammate Ronnie Peterson qualified in the first two grid positions and led the entire race in that order, Peterson finishing only 3/10ths of a second […]

Ferrari, Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve, Long Beach Grand Prix

The Red Tide Runs Out

What a difference a year makes. 1979 had been a real Ferrari benefit with Jody Scheckter winning the World Championship and his young teammate Gilles Villeneuve  as runner-up with Ferrari’s 312T4. Ingenere Mauro Forghieri had got the aero right. But 1980 was something else entirely. Here are Scheckter and Gilles Villeneuve in line at the U. S. Grand Prix […]

Villeneuve, Ferrari

Gilles Villeneuve

Gilles Villeneuve had truly fabulous car control, perhaps the best of his generation of Grand Prix drivers. Here he is in his Ferrari 312T4 really, really trying at that terrible Zolder circuit during the 1979 Belgian Grand Prix. In a way, this was a typical Villeneuve race. Starting from the third row, he smacked into […]