Jacques Villeneuve is, in my opinion, the greatest motor racing driver that the sport has ever seen. Jacques is a fighter, he never gives up and he always pushes the most out of his car. JV won his first major title in 1995 in the shape of the Indy Car Championship and in 1996 the Canadian moved to F1 where he joined Damon Hill at Williams Renault. JV qualified on pole for his first ever F1 GP and he was robbed of his first victory when he was forced to give-way to his team-mate because of an oil leak. In his first season of F1 racing, Jacques finished 2nd place overall and then in 1997 he reached the ultimate goal and became the F1 World Champion. Jacques stayed with Williams for one last season before moving to newcomers, BAR, in 1999. BAR gave Jacques an unreliable car which wasn't at all fast. Despite this, JV still managed to qualify the car consistently in the top 10, and in many races he was running in the points only to suffer car failure. Jacques and BAR scored no points in their F1 debut year but things were about to change in 2000. BAR's were equipped with much faster Honda engines for 2000 and the car became more reliable overall. JV finished 4th place in the first race of the 2000 season and has since finished 5th and 4th twice. BAR are improving Jacques could see himself winning again in the near future, he's certainly more than capable of it.

 

Jacques' Motor Racing Career & Success

1994 - Indy Car "Rookie of the year" - 6th Place

1995 - Indy Car Champion

1996 - F1 Williams Renault - 2nd Place

1997 - F1 Williams Renault - F1 World Champion

1998 - F1 Williams Supertec - 5th Place

1999 - F1 British American Racing Supertec - 19th Place

2000 - F1 British American Racing Honda