Jacques Villeneuve snr  Canada

  • Full name Jacques Villeneuve snr
  • Birth date November 4, 1953
  • Birthplace St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
  • Current age 60 years 318 days
  • Relation Brother - G Villeneuve , Nephew - J Villeneuve
  • Teams Arrows, RAM
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1981 Arrows 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1983 RAM 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Canadian Grand Prix Gilles Villeneuve September 27, 1981 Race results
Last race Canadian Grand Prix Gilles Villeneuve June 12, 1983 Race results
Profile

Although his brother and nephew are the household names in Formula One, Jacques Villeneuve Senior carved out a reputation for himself in Canada where he was the three-time winner of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby as well as competitor in Formula Atlantic, CART, Can-Am, snowmobile racing and Formula One.

His three F1 outings failed to produce a start. At the end of 1981 he took a couple of drives for Arrows but failed to qualify for the Canadian or Caesars Palace Grand Prix. While experienced generally, he was out of his depth in an F1 car and it showed. With hindsight, the opportunities probably were down to the family name and sponsorship opportunities.

Two seasons later he came close to qualifying, again at the Canadian GP, in a RAM, drafted in with some financial backing and after some promising testing.
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