Hit the road Jacques – Jacques Villeneuve, son of the much admired Gilles, established himself as an international star by winning the 1997 Formula One world title.
Family affair – Gilles Villeneuve puts son Jacques at the controls of his Ferrari car whilst being pictured with his family in the Ferrari paddock during the 1979 F1 season.
Racing legend – Gilles Villeneuve was one of the most popular racers of his generation. Although he won just six of his 67 races, his style and swagger made him a favorite with motorsport fans.
Mourning a racer – On May 8 1982, Gilles Villeneuve crashed during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. His car was sent hurtling through the air and he suffered a fatal neck break. His death shocked the world of racing. His funeral was held three days later in Quebec, Canada.
Champion racer – Jacques Villeneuve enjoyed a stellar career in motorsport, winning the F1 title as well as enjoying success in Indycar. During his time in F1, he won 11 races, recorded 23 podiums and claimed 13 pole positions.
Indy 500 – Jacques Villeneuve claimed the 1995 Indy 500 after recovering from a mid-race penalty at the Brickyard.
In 1995, Villeneuve won the the IndyCar title -- a triumph which propelled him into F1. He signed a two-year deal with Williams and won his first race in the fourth round in Germany.
Checkered flag – 26 Oct 1997: Williams-Renault driver, Jacques Villeneuve of Canada takes the checkered flag during the European Grand Prix in Jerez, Spain. Villeneuve finished third in the race to take the F1 drivers' title.
Jacques Villeneuve poses for a photo at the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 17, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – The Canadian Formula One Grand Prix will be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend.