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Gilles Villeneuve
the races
In his career, Gilles Villeneuve took part to many competitions in different car's race series, therefore he got a remarkable experience in several categories.
But Gilles made his debut as a snowmobile driver in 1967 in regional races, in 1971 he became the Québec champion and he repeated himself in 1972. He dominated the Canadian championship in 1973 with the Skiroule Team and, in the meantime, he was taking part to his first car races. Everything started this way...

races 1973
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
-
Formula Ford
Québec challenge
Mosport Park
Québec, Canada
Magnum Ford MkIII
Ford 1600
22
-
-
-
Formula Ford
Québec challenge
Mont Tremblant
Québec, Canada
Magnum Ford MkIII
Ford 1600
22
-
3rd
June 17
Formula Ford
Québec challenge
Sanair
Québec, Canada
Magnum Ford MkIII
Ford 1600
22
-
1st
September 2
Formula Ford
Québec challenge
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
Magnum Ford MkIII
Ford 1600
22
-
1st
He takes part in other six races, winning a total of 7 out of 10 - (Québec champion and "Rookie of the year")

races 1974
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
May 26
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Westwood
British Columbia, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
-
3rd
June 2
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Edmonton
Alberta, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
6th
22th
June 16
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Gimli
Manitoba, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
6th
18th
June 30
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Mosport Park
Ontario, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
14th
Retired
Out of track
August 18
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Nova Scotia, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
6th
Retired for
pain in his leg
September 1
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
March 74B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Schweppes
13
13th
Withdrawal for accident
Formula Atlantic Canadian challenge series final standing: 16th at 27 points - (1st Bill Brack at 128 points)

races 1975
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
May 25
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Edmonton
Alberta, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
17th
15th
June 1
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Westwood
British Columbia, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
8th
5th at 32"92 from
winner Bertil Roos
June 22
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Gimli
Manitoba, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
19th
1st ahead
Bobby Rahal at 15"
July 6
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
St. Jovite
Québec, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
4th
2nd at 6"7 from winner
Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Fastest lap
July 20
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Mosport Park
Ontario, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
7th
17th
(Penalty)
August 17
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Nova Scotia, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
7th/
14th
August 31
Formula Atlantic
Not counting race
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
3rd
Retired at lap 46
for brake failure
September 7
Formula Atlantic
Not counting race
Brainerd
Minnesota, U.S.A.
March 75B Ford BDA
G.V. Racing/Skiroule
69
7th
4th
Formula Atlantic Canadian challenge series final standing: 5th at 69 points - (1st Bill Brack at 112 points)

races 1976
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
January 1 - February 1
24 hours of Daytona
IMSA challenge
Daytona Beach
Florida, U.S.A.
Chevrolet Camaro GTO
Team Maurice Carter
88
12th
Retired at the second hour
for broken engine
-
Stock-Car
-
Sanair
Québec, Canada
Chevrolet Chevelle
Team Claude Aubin
69
-
2nd
April 11
Formula Atlantic
U.S.A. challenge
Road Atlanta
Georgia, U.S.A.
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Tom Pumpelly at 13"593
Fastest lap
May 2
Formula Atlantic
U.S.A. challenge
Laguna Seca
California, U.S.A.
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
3rd
1st ahead
Elliott Forbes-Robinson
at 1"001
May 9
Formula Atlantic
U.S.A. challenge
Ontario
California, U.S.A.
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Elliott Forbes Robinson
at 15"74
Fastest lap
May 16
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Edmonton
Alberta, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Bill Brack
Fastest lap
May 30
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Westwood
British Columbia, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
Retired for
mechanical problems
June 7
Pau GP
Formula 2
European challenge
Pau
France
March 762 Hart
14
10th
Retired for
engine overheating
June 13
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Gimli
Manitoba, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Tom Klausler at 8"06
July 11
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
St. Jovite
Québec, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Skiroule
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Tom Klausler at 8"68
Fastest lap
August 8
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Nova Scotia, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Bill Brack at 16"
Fastest lap
September 5
Formula Atlantic
Not counting race
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
March 76B Ford BDA
Team Canada/Direct Film
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Alan Jones at 9"21
Fastest lap
September 19
Formula Atlantic
U.S.A. challenge
Road Atlanta
Georgia, U.S.A.
March 76B Ford BDA
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Tom Gloy at 6"284
Fastest lap
Formula Atlantic Canadian challenge series final standing: 1st at 120 points
Formula Atlantic U.S.A. challenge series final standing: 1st at 80 points

races 1977
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
January 15
Formula Atlantic
South African challenge
Roy Hesketh
Natal, South Africa
Chevron B39 Ford BDA
Team Valvoline
20
10th
3rd at one lap from
winner Ian Scheckter
January 29
Formula Atlantic
South African challenge
Kyalami
Transvaal, South Africa
Chevron B39 Ford BDA
Team Valvoline
20
2nd
5th at 36"7 from
winner Ian Scheckter
February 5
Formula Atlantic
South African challenge
Welkom
Orange Free State, South Africa
Chevron B39 Ford BDA
Team Valvoline
20
5rd
Retired at lap 9
for mechanical problems
February 19
Formula Atlantic
South African challenge
Killarney
Cape Town, South Africa
Chevron B39 Ford BDA
Team Valvoline
20
4th
Retired at 17th lap
for accident
May 22
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Mosport Park
Ontario, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
Pole position
2nd at 12"547 from
winner Price Cobb
Fastest lap
June 26
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Gimli
Manitoba, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
2nd
Retired at lap 27
for engine failure
July 3
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Edmonton
Alberta, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Keke Rosberg at 2"580
10 luglio
Can-Am challenge
Watkins Glen
New York, U.S.A.
Wolf Dallara WD1 Chevrolet
Walter Wolf Racing
2
4th
Retired for
gearbox failure
July 24
Can-Am challenge
Road America
Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Wolf Dallara WD1 Chevrolet
Walter Wolf Racing
2
Pole position
3rd at 1'33"32 from
winner Peter Gethin
August 7
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Nova Scotia, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
Pole position
Retired at lap 19
for accident
August 14
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
St. Félicien
Québec, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
Pole position
1st ahead
Tom Gloy at 15"367
August 20
6 hours of Mosport
World endurance championship
Mosport Park
Ontario, Canada
BMW 320i
23
11th
3rd at 9 laps from winners
Peter Gregg and Bob Wollek
1st in Group 5
August 21
Can-Am challenge
Mosport Park
Ontario, Canada
Wolf Dallara WD1 Chevrolet
Walter Wolf Racing
2
6th
Retired for
halfshaft failure
September 4
Can-Am challenge
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
Wolf Dallara WD1 Chevrolet
Walter Wolf Racing
2
3rd
Retired for
engine failure
4 September
Formula Atlantic
Not counting race
Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
Pole position
4th at 3"874 from
winner Price Cobb
September 25
Formula Atlantic
Canadian challenge
Québec City
Québec, Canada
March 77B Ford BDN
Motor Racing Canada
Direct Film
69
3rd
1st ahead
Bobby Rahal at 28"209
Formula Atlantic Canadian challenge series final standing: 1st at 114 points
Formula Atlantic South African challenge series standing: 6th at 6 points - (1st Ian Scheckter at 27 points)
Can-Am challenge series final standing: 12th at 16 points - (1st Patrick Tambay at 159 punti)

races 1979
Race
Circuit
Car
Qualifying result
Race result
April 15
"Race of Champions"
Not counting race
Brands Hatch
London, United Kingdom
Ferrari 312 T3/033
12 cylinders boxer
12
3rd
1'17"850
1st ahead
Nelson Piquet at 15"07
September 16
Imola GP
Not counting race
Dino Ferrari
Imola, Italy
Ferrari 312 T4/038
12 cylinders boxer
12
Pole position
1'32"910
7° at 1'14"38 from
winner Niki Lauda
October 20/25
"Tour of Italy"
Road trials and races
on 7 Italian circuits
Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo Team Alitalia
576
-
Disqualified for
technical irregularity
up
Gilles Villeneuve


He had reached the top of his mountain and for sure,  up there,  he could see everything from a
different point of view of us all, we humble ants, which have chosen to see them from the bottom.


(Jeff Hutchinson from "Grand Prix International magazine" of May 13, 1982)