Life and Times (1996– )

Villeneuve: A Legend, a Champion: The Life and Times of Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve 

Villeneuve - a legend, a champion. The powerful saga of the greatest Father-Son drivers in racing history.


Sam Pecoraro


Peter Pallotta


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Episode credited cast:
Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Herself - Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Andretti Mario Andretti ... Himself
David Coulthard ... Himself
Mika Salo Mika Salo ... Himself
Jody Scheckter Jody Scheckter ... Himself
Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Patrick Tambay Patrick Tambay ... Himself
Gilles Villeneuve ... Himself
Jacques Villeneuve ... Himself


World Driving Champion Jacques Villeneuve remembers when he was 8 years old, driving at high speed with his famous race car driver father Gilles. "I kept telling my father to go quicker. I just loved that speed," he recalls. Gilles rose from humble beginnings in Richelieu, Quebec to international stardom in Formula One racing for Italy's Ferrari team. Observers marveled at the speeds that he was able to reach. He was a natural behind the wheel. But Gilles died tragically in 1982 during a race to qualify for the Belgium Grand Prix, leaving behind his young family including 11-year-old Jacques. The program examines the impact of Gilles' life and death on his son, Jacques, who at 15 years of age, returned to Quebec from his Monaco home to enroll in the same driving school previously attended by his father. The film follows Jacques' meteoric ascent in the world of racing, beginning with being crowned 1994 Indy Car Rookie of the Year and culminating in his stunning victory of the Formula ... Written by MDF Productions Inc

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23 November 1997 (Canada) See more »

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