Gilles Villeneuve was a Canadian F1 driver who raced in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship between 1977 and 1982. Whilst he won 6 Grands Prix and claimed 2 pole positions during his short career, it was his exuberant on-track antics and never-say-die attitude that made him a true F1 legend and firm favourite amongst motorsport fans across the world. In 1979 he finished runner-up behind his team-mate and friend Jody Scheckter in the Drivers World Championship with Ferrari. He was tragically killed in a violent accident during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder, two weeks after he fell out with team-mate Didier Pironi after he perceived Pironi reneged on a personal pre-race agreement at the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix. Villeneuve’s legions of fans were delighted when his son Jacques won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1997.
|Win Number||Grand Prix||Circuit||Date||Round||No.||Team||Chassis||Tyre||Grid||Winning Margin||Race Time||Speed||Distance|
|1||1978 Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Île Notre-Dame||8 October 1978||16/16||12||Ferrari||312T3||Michelin||3||13.372||1:57:49.196||160.414||315.000|
|2||1979 South African Grand Prix||Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit||3 March 1979||3/15||12||Ferrari||312T4||Michelin||3||3.420||1:41:49.960||188.610||320.112|
|3||1979 USA West Grand Prix||Long Beach Street Circuit||8 April 1979||4/15||12||Ferrari||312T4||Michelin||1||29.380||1:50:25.400||142.200||261.705|
|4||1979 USA East Grand Prix||Watkins Glen International||7 October 1979||15/15||12||Ferrari||312T4||Michelin||3||48.787||1:52:17.734||171.332||320.665|
|5||1981 Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||31 May 1981||6/15||27||Ferrari||126CK||Michelin||2||39.910||1:54:23.380||132.030||251.712|
|6||1981 Spanish Grand Prix||Circuito Permanente del Jarama||21 June 1981||7/15||27||Ferrari||126CK||Michelin||7||0.220||1:46:35.010||149.160||264.96|