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    Motorsports: Jacques Villeneuve returning to Indy 500
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    The last Formula One World Champion to hail from this continent, Jacques Villeneuve has raced everything from stock cars to Le Mans prototypes and more. But it all started at Indy. After climbing up the ranks of open-wheel feeder series around the world, Jacques moved up to Indy in 1994, winning ...

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    Motorsports: Jacques Villeneuve signs on for World Rallycross Championship
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    Jacques Villeneuve has raced just about everything. The last Formula One World Champion from North America, this French-Canadian driver has raced in F1, Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans, not to mention the Andros Trophy of ice racing and V8 Supercars down in Australia. In fact, having dominated Indy in ...

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    Motorsports: Penske hires Jacques Villeneuve for two NASCAR Nationwide races
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    Unlike his pre-BAR Honda F1 days, Jacques Villeneuve's NASCAR career has been strewn with potholes – and by "potholes" we mean crashes, mechanical failures and lowly finishes. But there have been a few successes, with third-place finishes at Montreal in 2010 and at Road America in 2011 ...

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    Official: Ferrari pays tribute to Gilles Villeneuve at Fiorano
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    Some teams might give a promising young driver a second chance, but not Ferrari. You only get one offer to drive for the Scuderia, and if you turn it down, that's your last chance. Legend has it that Ferrari made that offer to Jacques Villeneuve way back in the late 90s after he'd won the Indy ...

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    Official: Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve to commemorate 30 years since Gilles Villeneuve's death
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    History has a way of aggrandizing the fallen, but few drivers have been as dearly missed as Gilles Villeneuve. Renowned for his ability to wrestle blistering lap times – often sideways – out of some of the most difficult cars to handle, the French Canadian driver remains a fan ...

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    Official: i1 Super Series puts F1 drivers in Radicals across Asia
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    New racing series are popping up all the time in different locations around the world. So what makes the new i1 Super Series special? Somehow, the organizers have managed to attract an enviable roster of former F1 drivers to participate. The series, originally known as the Indian Racing League ...

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    Find of the Day: Jacques Villeneuve's 1997 title-prize Hennessey Viper Venom
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    Say what you will about what he's done since, but nobody was as hot a talent as Jacques Villeneuve in the mid '90s. The French Canadian driver – and son of Gilles Villeneuve, who died while racing for Scuderia Ferrari – won both the Indy 500 and the IndyCar title in only his second ...

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    Did Jacques Villeneuve turn down a ride with Lotus for 2011?
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    Former F1 and Indy champion Jacques Villeneuve is playing down reports that he was offered a ride with the new Lotus Renault GP team for next season. The French Canadian driver recently threw in the towel on any potential return to grand prix racing after repeated attempts to get back on the ...

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    Villeneuve heading to France to go ice racing
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    There are any number of racing series around the world that are eager to welcome former F1 drivers onto their grids – and Jacques Villeneuve has tried nearly all of them. Traditional outlets have included DTM and Le Mans, to name just two, but lately retired grand prix drivers have found ...

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    Report: Jacques Villeneuve gives up on F1 return
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    Jacques Villeneuve was a super-star back in the '90s. The son of the dearly missed Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques won the Indy 500 and the IndyCar title in 1995. One of the first in a wave of drivers following in their fathers' footsteps, JV rode the wave of his own success straight into an F1 race ...

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    Villeneuve and Durango looking to buy out an existing F1 team?
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    The FIA may have rejected their bid to field a new team, but don't count Jacques Villeneuve and Durango out for the count just yet. According to reports from the paddock, the joint venture composed of a former world champion and an Italian racing team is going old-school in its campaign to own ...

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    Report: FIA rejects new applicants, leaves USF1's slot vacant
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    American fans of Formula One racing will recall all too easily the debacle surrounding the USF1 team. A promising venture from the outset, the team started and stalled, but – after securing a slot on the grid for this season alongside newcomers HRT, Lotus and Virgin Racing – ...

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    Jacques Villeneuve reportedly lodging his own F1 team entry for 2011
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    Jacques Villeneuve (left) is rumored to be supported in his F1 bid by Flavio Briatore (right)
    There are two ways to land an F1 seat: pay or get paid. The latter is largely reserved for the top drivers in the sport. The former involves raising enough sponsorship dough to pay both your salary and a ...

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    One More Time: Villeneuve taking last shot at getting back into F1
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    They say it's best to quit while you're ahead. But then, Jacques Villeneuve hasn't been ahead in quite some time. The former World Champion hasn't been on the grid – at least, not the Formula One grid – in four years. But even when he was, his performance had slipped drastically since ...

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    Autoblog gets schooled at the Jacques Villeneuve Academy
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    Jacques Villeneuve Academy at ICAR – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's nothing like a Montreal summer. Once the sun starts to shine on the island metropolis after a long winter, the city transforms into a burgeoning oasis of festivals, street cafes and exotic sports cars. And ...

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    Best Buy to follow YouTube into USF1 sponsorship?
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    Preparations are well underway for the debut of the new USF1 team, which is set to join the Formula One grid next season. The car's been designed, the manufacturing facility is in the process of ramping up for production, and the team has staffed up. But while the nascent squad focuses on building ...

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    YouTube and Villeneuve rumored on board as USF1 gears up for October launch
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    Now that the USF1 team has received the go-ahead from the FIA as one of the three new teams to join the grid next year, the boys in Charlotte are working away in preparation of an anticipated launch of their first chassis before the end of October. According to team principal Ken Anderson, the ...

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    FOLLOW-UP: Jacques Villeneuve to race at Spa 24 Hours
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    Jacques Villeneuve may have his eyes set on a return to Formula One, but he isn't about to sit around waiting for it. The former world champion has announced plans to contest the upcoming Spa 24 Hours in Belgium later this month.In preparation, Villeneuve raced touring cars at the Spa 12 Hours, ...

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    Comeback Kid? Jacques Villeneuve reportedly wants back into F1
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    Jacques Villeneuve knows what it's like to win. After emerging victorious in the Indianapolis 500, the CART title, the Formula One World Championship and narrowly missing the chance to score the triple crown with Peugeot at Le Mans this year, the son of legendary racer Gilles Villeneuve finds ...

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    Jacques Villeneuve opens racing school near Montreal
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    What do you do when your racing career is reaching its end? Well, if you were high-profile enough at the height of your career, you open a racing school. That's what former Indy and Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve has done, following various attempts to remain in F1, switch to NASCAR, ...

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