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Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve (born April 9, 1971) is an Canadian automobile racing driver, and winner of both Formula One and IndyCar[?] championships.

Born in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu[?], Quebec, his father, Gilles Villeneuve, was a Formula One race car driver who was killed during qualifying at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix[?] when Jacques was only 11 years old.

Jacques moved to IndyCar racing in 1994, and was declared rookie of the year after a string of strong results including a victory at Elkhart Lake[?]. In 1995 he won the Indianapolis 500 on the way to first place in the championship.

In 1996 he moved to Formula One racing with the Williams team and was runner up in the championship. In 1997 he won 7 races and the drivers' championship, beating rival Michael Schumacher.

When not racing, Jacques Villeneuve lives in Villars-sur-Ollon[?], Switzerland.



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