Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve is a Canadian professional auto racing driver and amateur musician. Villeneuve currently competes in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving the #5 car for FEED Vict Racing in the EuroNASCAR PRO class. He is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, and is the namesake of his uncle, who was also a racer. Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third driver after Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi to achieve such a feat. As of 2019, no other Canadian has won the Indianapolis 500 or the Formula One Drivers' title. Following two successful years in CART, Villeneuve moved into Formula One with the front-running Williams team, alongside Damon Hill. In his debut season, Villeneuve challenged teammate Hill for the title, winning four races and taking the fight to the final round in Japan, where Villeneuve retired and Hill won the race and the title.
|Born:||Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, April 09, 1971, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada|
|Related to:||Gilles Villeneuve (father), Jacques Villeneuve Sr. (uncle)|
About Jacques Villeneuve
French-Canadian who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1995 and the Formula 1 championship in 1997.
He grew up in a family of race car drivers.
He recorded a music album, but it sold less than 1,000 copies in North America.
His son Jules was born in November 2006. He married his second wife Camilla Lopez in 2012.
He had the small role as a race car driver in the 2001 Sylvester Stallone action movie Driven.
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- Lou Marsh Trophy winners
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- Officers of the National Order of Quebec
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