If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
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|Birth:||18th January, 1950|
|Death:||8th May, 1982|
Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve, known as Gilles Villeneuve was born in Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. He was a Canadian racing driver. He spent six years in Grand Prix racing with Ferrari, winning six races and widespread acclaim for his performances. He moved into single seaters, winning the US and Canadian Formula Atlantic championships in 1976, before being offered a drive in Formula One with the McLaren team at the 1977 British Grand Prix. He was taken on by reigning world champions Ferrari for the end of the season and from 1978 to his death in 1982 drove for the Italian team. He died in a 140 mph crash caused by a collision with the March of Jochen Mass during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder.
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