40 imagens do lendário piloto de Fórmula 1 Gilles Villeneuve

Gilles Villeneuve é uma das maiores lendas da Fórmula 1 e assim como boa parte das lendas, também passou rápido demais pela terra.

Canadense de Quebec com menos de 1,70m de estatura, Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve era dono de um jeito agressivo de pilotar.

Esse estilo rendeu-lhe o apelido de “piloto voador”.

Gilles Villeneuve, Fórmula 1

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Race winner Gilles Villeneuve (CDN), Ferrari 126CK, leads Jacques Laffite (FRA), Ligier JS17 (2nd), and John Watson (GBR), McLaren MP4 (3rd). Spanish Grand Prix, Rd7, Jarama, Spain, 21 June 1981. BEST IMAGE

Race winner Gilles Villeneuve (CDN), Ferrari 126CK, leads Jacques Laffite (FRA), Ligier JS17 (2nd), and John Watson (GBR), McLaren MP4 (3rd).
Spanish Grand Prix, Rd7, Jarama, Spain, 21 June 1981.
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Gilles Villeneuve(CDN) Ferrari 312T5 US GP West, Long Beach, 30 March 1980

Gilles Villeneuve(CDN) Ferrari 312T5
US GP West, Long Beach, 30 March 1980

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Gilles Villeneuve(CDN) Ferrari 312T5 finished in 6th place German GP, Hockenheim, 10 August 1980

Gilles Villeneuve(CDN) Ferrari 312T5 finished in 6th place
German GP, Hockenheim, 10 August 1980

Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) Ferrari 126CK. Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada. 27 September 1981.

Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) Ferrari 126CK.
Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada.
27 September 1981.

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Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) (Centre) celebrates his maiden GP victory on the podium by spraying Labatt's beer. Canadian Grand Prix, Rd 16, Montreal, Canada, 8 October 1978.

Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) (Centre) celebrates his maiden GP victory on the podium by spraying Labatt’s beer.
Canadian Grand Prix, Rd 16, Montreal, Canada, 8 October 1978.

August 1978: Canadian grand prix driver Gilles Villeneuve (1950 -1982) at the British grand prix. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

August 1978: Canadian grand prix driver Gilles Villeneuve (1950 -1982) at the British grand prix. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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Gilles Villeneuve First Victory Ferrari 312T3 Canadian Grandprix - Montreal Circuit Date: october 8th 1978

Gilles Villeneuve First Victory
Ferrari 312T3
Canadian Grandprix – Montreal Circuit
Date: october 8th 1978

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Em 1982, no autódromo de Zolder, na Bélgica, Villeneuve tentava fazer a sua última volta rápida, quando encontrou o carro de Jochen Mass indo em velocidade menor para os boxes. Villeneuve voou pela última vez e capotou violentamente, quebrando o cockpit ao meio e voando para o alambrado.