Jacques Villeneuve

1971 - Today

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Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve (French: [ʒɑk vilnœv] born 9 April 1971) is a Canadian professional racing driver and amateur musician who won the 1997 Formula One World Championship with Williams. In addition to Formula One (F1) he has competed in various other forms of motor racing, winning the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1995 PPG Indy Car World Series. He is the son of former Ferrari racing driver Gilles Villeneuve. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Villeneuve has received more than 2,574,039 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Villeneuve is the 81st most popular racing driver (down from 71st in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Jacques Villeneuve ranks 81 out of 888Before him are Sebastian Vettel, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jochen Mass, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Carlo Ubbiali, and Jo Schlesser. After him are José Froilán González, Piers Courage, Jean Behra, David Purley, Elio de Angelis, and Arturo Merzario.

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Among people born in 1971, Jacques Villeneuve ranks 34Before him are Claire Forlani, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Henrik Larsson, Unai Emery, Pete Sampras, and Ricky Martin. After him are Shannen Doherty, Anette Olzon, Jeff Kinney, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Thomas Piketty, and Nathan Fillion.

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Among people born in Canada, Jacques Villeneuve ranks 83 out of 1,130Before him are Justin Bieber (1994), Lester B. Pearson (1897), Victor Garber (1949), Norman Jewison (1926), John Candy (1950), and Maurice Richard (1921). After him are Brian Tracy (1944), Ian Stevenson (1918), Joe Weider (1919), Norma Shearer (1902), Jack L. Warner (1892), and Gerald Bull (1928).


Among racing drivers born in Canada, Jacques Villeneuve ranks 2Before him are Gilles Villeneuve (1950). After him are Jacques Villeneuve (1953), Lance Stroll (1998), Bill Brack (1935), Nicholas Latifi (1995), George Eaton (1945), Allen Berg (1961), Robert Wickens (1989), and James Hinchcliffe (1986).