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B/R Exclusive: Jacques Villeneuve Talks Le Mans, IndyCar and Respect in F1

MONTREAL — Jacques Villeneuve, the 1995 Indy 500 winner and 1997 Formula One champion, spent last weekend in the paddock of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (which, of course, is named after his late father).The outspoken Canadian, born just 50 kilometres from the track, has never been afraid to share whatever is on his mind—a refreshing change from most PR-trained modern F1 drivers. I spoke with Villeneuve on Saturday evening, after he finished a television appearance on Sky Sports, as the sun dipped low over Mount Royal.Although he is now 44 years old and seven years removed from his last racing victory of any kind—driving for Peugeot at the 1,000 Kilometres of Spa in 2008—Villeneuve still has ambitions for himself be...

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