This was a great day and the journey here in-itself an adventure. For me it was a special moment as I had seen Gilles Villeneuve drive, as well as Jacques Villeneuve.
Ferrari has honored the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve’s death by having his son Jacques drive one of his old cars.
Jacques Villeneuve took to the wheel of the 312 T4 driven by his father in 1979, the season the Canadian and Jody Scheckter ensured Ferrari won the constructors’ title.
Also at Ferrari’s track on Tuesday were other Villeneuve family members, Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, current Ferrari drivers and former mechanics who worked with the elder Villeneuve.
Gilles Villeneuve died in a high-speed crash while qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix on May 8, 1982.
Now retired, Jacques Villeneuve was also an accomplished driver, winning the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One title.