Salut Gilles

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25 years ago one of the greatest F1 drivers ever, Gilles Villeneuve, died tragically in Zolder. The BBC has a very good overview of why he’s so beloved even today. “He combined the best qualities of Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Juan Pablo Montoya – a dazzling talent, an unquenchable spirit and desire, and a magnetic charisma that attracted millions of fans… He also possessed an honesty and honour from a bygone age – traits which were to be contributing factors in his death.”