Gilles Villeneuve's Death

Born (Birthday) January 18, 1950

Death Date May 8, 1982

Age of Death 32 years

Cause of Death Racing Accident

Place of Death UZ Leuven Campus St. Rafael, Leuven, Belgium

Profession Race Car Driver

The race car driver Gilles Villeneuve died at the age of 32. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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Formula 1 racer from Canada who won six Grand Prix titles from 1977 to 1982. He died in an accident while qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.

The signature “V” on his helmet was designed by his wife, Joann.



“If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.” (Gilles Villeneuve)

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