Oswaldo Martinez

Remembering Gilles Villeneuve

Oswaldo Martinez
Remembering Gilles Villeneuve

On this day 33 years ago we lost Canada’s great Gilles Villeneuve - the mighty driver always remembered by his number 27.

Ferrari paid tribute to Gilles Villeneuve at Barcelona-Catalunya this Friday, as boss Maurizio Arrivabene was showed while featuring an armband with the famous number.

“Remembering Gilles #27 #GillesVilleneuve #redseason #Arrivabene #SpaGP” wrote the Scuderia on Twitter.

Gilles Villeneuve is remembered by his outstanding performances during his 67 Grands Prix, out of which he won six, including a memorable wheel-to-wheel fight with Rene Arnoux in France 1979.

Villeneuve lost his light May 8th 1982 after a crash in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. His legacy carries on.