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Villeneuve: Winning in Style [Hardcover]

Jacques Villeneuve , Gerald Donaldson
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2 Dec 1996
An intimate portrait of one of the most charismatic figures to arrive on the car racing scene. Son of the legendary racing driver Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques is quickly following his father's fame. In his autobiography, Jacques brings to life the highs and lows, humor and heartbreak of driving in the intensely competitive environment of Formula 1written in the candid style for which he is known. 200 color photos.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsWillow; 1st edition (2 Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002187663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002187664
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 23 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,430,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gilles Villeneuve epitomises for many Ferrari fans all that a Ferrari Formula One driver should be.
This book takes you through his rise to fame from obscurity of racing in Canada to the very top of Formula One where his distinct and flamboyant style soon marked him out as a driver of exceptional talent. The book is written with the fan in mind, but remains objective about Villeneuves' weaknesses.
Donaldsons' evocative description of a lap with Gilles around the Montreal circuit that now bears his name helps to bring the book alive. It gives an excellent flavour of Formula One in the early 1980's from the perspective of one of the drivers who helped to bring the sport alive.
The book is a gem. It is a 'must' for all Formula One fans who hark back to the days when processional racing was unheard of, and drivers could give full rein to their skill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jacques Rocks!! 4 April 1998
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This book is a must read for Formula One fans. Gerald Donaldson has done a great job in putting together the 1st Formula One season of Jacques Villeneuve. It a fasinating look into what a driver must do to prepare for a race, and win.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great perspective on JV as well as the 1996 season! 26 Jan 1998
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The book picks up with Jacques after he finishes up his Indy car responsibilities and prepares to drive for Williams in F1. It then traces a chronological "race by race" summary of 1996 from Australia to Japan. You learn not only what happened during the races in detail from the driver's perspective but also what is expected of an F1 driver before, during and in between races. The book is well written and provides tons of details both about Jacques personally and F1 in general. A must for JV fans!
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