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Villeneuve, Jacques

Born: 1971 AD
Currently alive, at 50 years of age.
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Race Drivers

1971 – He was born on the 9th day of April this year in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.


1977 – He was a winner of Formula One.


1989 – He first competed in the Italian Formula 3 series from this year up to 1991.


1992 – He raced in the Japanese Formula 3 series, winning three races and placing second in the championship.


1993 – He moved to the North American Toyota Atlantic racing series, where he won five races and finished his debut season third in the standings.


1994 – He moved to Champ Car and was the series Rookie of the Year after a string of strong results, including his first victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


1995 – He won the Indianapolis 500


1996 – He 1996 he moved to Formula One with the Williams team.


1998 – He was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.


1999 – He joined the newly-founded British American Racing (BAR) team, co-founded and partly owned by his personal manager, Craig Pollock.


2004 – . He continued training and made a special appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed driving his late father’s Ferrari.


2005 – He signed a two-year contract to drive for Sauber, starting this year.


2006 – He released his first commercial single ‘Accepterais-tu’, a French song with lyrics that fit well with his present personal status – asking his loved one to marry him.


2007 – He was be one of the team’s third drivers for this year  24 Hours of Le Mans.