Formula 1 racer from Canada who won six Grand Prix titles from 1977 to 1982. He died in an accident while qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.
He earned his professional racing license at the Jim Russell Racing School before joining the Formula Ford racing class.
He has remained popular in Canadian culture. The country released a postage stamp with his image in 1997.
The signature “V” on his helmet was designed by his wife, Joann.
He was teammates with French driver Didier Pironi.
Gilles Villeneuve Age
How old is Gilles Villeneuve? He was born in 1950, he was 73 years old at the time of his death.
Gilles Villeneuve Height & Weight
How tall was Gilles Villeneuve? He stood 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall.
No weight data is available right now.
Gilles Villeneuve Wiki
|Famous as||Race Car Driver|
|Age||73 years old|
|Birthday||January 18, 1950|
|Date of Death||May 8, 1982|
|Height||approx. 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
Quotes by Gilles Villeneuve
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.— Gilles Villeneuve
I will drive flat out all the time. I love racing.— Gilles Villeneuve