A history of Gilles Villeneuve's Racing Career

As we gear up for this years grand prix race, let us not forget that the track is named after Gilles Villeneuve, one of the greatest drivers to ever live. Although Villeneuve’s life was cut short due to a fatal accident, the Quebec born driver still managed to leave a long lasting mark in F1 history.

Here is a list of Gilles Villeneuve’s wins during his six year career.  (1977- 1982)

1978 Canadian GP  

313th grand Prix

# Laps: 70

Winning Time: 1:57:49.196

Total Distance: 315,000 km

Team: Ferrari

Circuit: Montreal


Enzo Ferrari and Gilles Villeneuve

Enzo Ferrari and Gilles Villeneuve

1979 South African GP

316th grand prix

# Laps: 78

Winning Time: 1:41:49.960

Total Distance: 320.112 km

Team: Ferrari

Circuit: Kyalami


1979 United States West GP

317th grand prix

# Laps: 80

Team: Ferrari

Winning Time: 1:50: 25. 40

Total Distance: 261. 705 km

Circuit: Long Beach

1979 United States  East GP

328th Grand Prix

#Laps: 59

Team: Ferrari

Winning Time: 1:52:17. 734

Total Distance: 320. 665 km

Circuit: Watkins Glen

1981 Monaco GP

348th Grand Prix

#Laps: 76

Team: Ferrari

Winning Time: 1:54:23.38s

Total Distance: 251.712 km

Circuit: Monaco

1981 Spanish GP

 349th Grand Prix

Team: Ferrari

#Laps: 80

Winning Time: 1:46: 35.019

Total Distance: 264. 960 km

Circuit: Jarama

 "He was the craziest devil I ever came across in Formula 1... The fact that, for all this, he was a sensitive and lovable character rather than an out-and-out hell-raiser made him such a unique human being" - Niki Lauda