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November 1, 1979

Kenny Acheson at the British Formula 3 championship

Kenny Acheson at the British Formula 3 championship

October 7, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve vcelebrates his win on the podium with second placed team mate Jody Scheckter

Gilles Villeneuve vcelebrates his win on the podium with second placed team mate Jody Scheckter

October 7, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve was a master in wet conditions

Gilles Villeneuve was a master in wet conditions

September 30, 1979

Alan Jones passes local hero Gilles Villeneuve for the lead

Alan Jones passes local hero Gilles Villeneuve for the lead

September 30, 1979

Alan Jones on his way to victory in Canada

Alan Jones on his way to victory in Canada

September 30, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve leads Alan Jones at the 1979 Canadian Grand Prix

Gilles Villeneuve leads Alan Jones at the 1979 Canadian Grand Prix

September 9, 1979

Jody Scheckter celebrates on the podium with second placed team-mate Gilles Villeneuve

Jody Scheckter celebrates on the podium with second placed team-mate Gilles Villeneuve

August 26, 1979

Alan Jones leads Gilles Villeneuve and the Renaults in to turn one as Carlos Reutemann loses a wheel

Alan Jones leads Gilles Villeneuve and the Renaults in to turn one as Carlos Reutemann loses a wheel

August 26, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve returns to the pits on three tyres

Gilles Villeneuve returns to the pits on three tyres

August 12, 1979

Alan Jones dives down the inside of Gilles Villeneuve to take the lead

Alan Jones dives down the inside of Gilles Villeneuve to take the lead

August 12, 1979

Frank Williams celebrates Alan Jones's second consecutive victory and the third in a row for his Williams team

Frank Williams celebrates Alan Jones's second consecutive victory and the third in a row for his Williams team

August 1, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve puts son Jacques at the controls of his Ferrari Formula One car

Gilles Villeneuve puts son Jacques at the controls of his Ferrari Formula One car

July 29, 1979

David Thieme (MON) Chief Executive Essex Petroleum and title sponsor of the Lotus Team. German Grand Prix, Rd 10, Hockenheim, Germany, 29 July 1979.

David Thieme (MON) Chief Executive Essex Petroleum and title sponsor of the Lotus Team. German Grand Prix, Rd 10, Hockenheim, Germany, 29 July 1979.

July 25, 1979

Alan Jones leads at the start of the race

Alan Jones leads at the start of the race

July 14, 1979

Clay Regazzoni on his way to Williams' first grand prix victory

Clay Regazzoni on his way to Williams' first grand prix victory

July 14, 1979

Riccardo Patrese lifts an inside wheel in the Arrows A2

Riccardo Patrese lifts an inside wheel in the Arrows A2

July 14, 1979

Rene Arnoux, race winner Clay Regazzoni and Jean-Pierre Jarier

Rene Arnoux, race winner Clay Regazzoni and Jean-Pierre Jarier

July 1, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve leads Rene Arnoux at Dijon

Gilles Villeneuve leads Rene Arnoux at Dijon

May 27, 1979

Jody Scheckter leads Gilles Villeneuve up the hill out of Ste Devote

Jody Scheckter leads Gilles Villeneuve up the hill out of Ste Devote

May 13, 1979

Jody Scheckter speeds past the thousands of fans on his way to victory

Jody Scheckter speeds past the thousands of fans on his way to victory

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