Jacques Villeneuve, Sr.

Villeneuve, Sr.
Nationality Canadian
Date of Birth 4 November, 1955
Teams Arrows (1981)
RAM March (1983)
Races Entered 3
DNQ/DNPQ 3
Best Result DNQ (27th overall)
Canada, 1983

Brother to the revered Gilles, uncle to F1 World Champion Jacques, and a favourite son of both Formula Atlantic and the Trois-Rivieres circuit, Jacques Sr never made an F1 grid, but his versatility on the track and in the snow has seen him become a Canadian racing institution.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1976 • Honda Civic Volant Quebecois, at least 1 win, Rookie of the Year.
1976-7 • Competed in Sno-Pro snowmobile racing on a Kawasaki 'Big K'.
1977 • Honda Civic Volant Quebecois, 1st overall.
1978 • BF Goodrich Honda Series, selected rounds, 5th overall, 2 wins.
• Jim Russell School Formula Ford Championship, 2nd overall.
1979 • Formula Atlantic, Rookie of the Year.
1980 • Eagle River Snowmobile Derby, 1st place on a Ski-Doo.
• Formula Atlantic, 1st overall, 4 wins.
1981 • Formula Atlantic, 1st overall, 4 wins.
1982 • Eagle River Snowmobile Derby, 1st place.
• Can-Am, 4th place, 27 points in the under 2-litre class in a Chuck Storrie Racing Lola T296 and T294 Ford and a Canadian Tyre Racing Osella PA9 and PA8 BMW.
• CART PPG Indy Car World Series, 1 start in an Eagle 81 Cosworth.
1983 • Can-Am, 1st overall, 3 wins in a Canadian Tyre Racing Frissbee GR2 and GR3 Chevrolet.
• European Sportscar Championship, 1 start at Le Mans in a Brun Sehcar C83 with Heimrath and Deacon.
Formula One
1981 • Arrows A3 Cosworth V8, 2 entries, 2 DNQs.
1983 • RAM March 01 Cosworth V8, 1 entry, 1 DNQ.
After F1
1984 • CART PPG Indy Car World Series, 10 entries, =15th overall, 30 points in a March 83C and 84C Cosworth.
1985 • CART PPG Indy Car World Series, 12 entries, 8th overall, 54 points, 1 win in a March 85C Cosworth.
1986 • Eagle River Snowmobile Derby, 1st place on a Vessair Ski-Doo.
• CART PPG Indy Car World Series, 13 starts, 15th overall, 38 points in a March 86C Cosworth.
1987 • Competed in the Eagle River Snowmobile Derby.
• Ski-Doo Sports Series, 1st overall.
1988 • Rothmans Porsche series, 1 start, 1 win.
1989 • IMSA, 4 entries, =48th overall, 8 points in a Peerless Racing Lola T88/10 Chevrolet with various drivers.
• Formula Atlantic, at least 1 start and 1 win.
• Rothmans Porsche series, 1 start.
1990 • IMSA, 2 entries, =49th overall, 4 points in a Seabroke Nissan GTP ZX-T with Paul Jr.
• Formula Atlantic, at least 1 start.
1991 • Formula Atlantic, at least 1 start and 1 win.
1992 • CART PPG Indy Car World Series, 2 starts in a Euromotorsports Lola T91/00 Buick.
1993 • Formula Atlantic, at least 1 start in a Swift DB4.
1994 • Competed in Formula Atlantic.
1996 • Supersleds Series, 2 events in the F1 class, 1 heat win.
1998 • International Sports Racing Series, 1 start, =26th overall, 8 points in a Centenari MAC3 Alfa Romeo with Pompidou and Donovan.
• Formula Atlantic, 1 start in an RDS Motorsports Ralt RT41.
1998-9 • Eastern Pro Tour snowmobiles, F1 class, 1st in the North American Championship for Ski-Doo-Prolab-Choko-NSK.
1999 • Competed in the Régates de Valleyfield 5-litre powerboat event in 'Débossabec'.
1999-2000 • Eastern Pro Tour snowmobiles, Champ 440 class, 1st in the Canadian championship, 2nd in the North American championship, 1 win for Ski-Doo-Prolab-Choko-NSK.
2000-1 • Eastern Pro Tour snowmobiles, Champ 440 class, 1st in the Canadian and North American championships, 5 wins for Ski-Doo-Prolab-Choko-NSK.

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