Villeneuve: The drive of his life
Gilles Villeneuve was one of the greatest natural drivers in Formula One. Thirty years on, Top Gear celebrates his genius...
Posted: 09 Jul 2012
It hit Enzo Ferrari hard, whatever politics had gone on. “My life is full of sad memories,” he wrote. “And when I look back, I see among my loved ones the face of this great man.” Gilles Villeneuve was another lost son. For Joann, though, he wasn’t just a great driver, he was a husband and a father. “Do I still miss Gilles? Oh yeah,” she says. “Maybe not every day, but knowing that he was the one person I could trust implicitly… that’s difficult to find again. I miss that most. Knowing someone will always be there for you.”