All News: Gilles Villeneuve


Comuni Closes the Gap at Montreal

April 21st, 2014 by

Picture it: you’re enjoying the scenery at Parc Jean-Drapeau on the Île Notre-Dame Island in Montreal. The weather is beautiful, the scent of nature permeates the air, and there is water on all sides of you. Suddenly, a pack of race cars goes flying by at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. That is the … Read the Rest »

Disguised Honeymoon

June 17th, 2013 by

There are times in a guy’s life that he would classify as defining moments: Riding your bike for the first time without training wheels, your first kiss, going to your first major sporting event, getting married, the birth of your firstborn. This is a story of just such an event. The concept of a pilgrimage … Read the Rest »

Salminen Closes on Podium; Lotus Stretch Lead

March 26th, 2013 by

For Round Seven of the Lotus Classic Teams Championship the field remained in Belgium, moving from the classic Spa circuit to the confines of Circuit Zolder. Most famous as the venue where the legendary Gilles Villeneuve lost his life, this circuit represents a huge contrast to the week before.  With three tight chicanes and a … Read the Rest »

An Interesting Year, Part II

January 9th, 2010 by

There were two weeks between the 1978 Grand Prix in Argentina and the race in Brazil so directly after the Argentine race we flew to Rio de Janeiro. When I arrived in Rio, I found the modest little hotel near the docks where the team was to be housed for the week prior to the … Read the Rest »

An Interesting Year, Part I

January 1st, 2010 by

1978 was an interesting year for me, as it was the year I was named to drive the Hesketh 308E in the FIA Formula One Championship. I would be on the tracks with the great drivers of that time, six of whom were or would become World Champions: Emerson Fittipaldi (1972 and ’74), Niki Lauda … Read the Rest »