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JACQUES VILLENEUVE

Son of late race legend Gilles Villeneuve,Jacques is only the second man to emulate his father at winning a grand prix,the ex World Champion entered Formula1 racing with a bang in 1996 as reigning American IndyCar circuit champ. One of the few old school `characters' in Formula1 at the moment, if he isn't banging on about how he wants to drive much, much faster he is shocking the paddock with ridiculously coloured hair. Back in 96, he finished second in his first Grand Prix and went on to complete a Williams 1-2 behind Damon Hill. The next year the title was his, nut after the rule changes at the start of 98, Williams were left off the pace, and the season peaked with a couple of back-to-back 3rd places in Germany and Hungary. If anyone can announce the arrival of BAR with a bang it is this man.1997 F1 World Champion, winning seven of the seventeen races.1996 Makes F1 debut in
Australia, finishing second. Claims his first victory at the European Grand Prix. Finishes runner-up to team mate Damon Hill, closing the gap significantly at the back end of the season. After winning four races, including the Indianapolis 500, he becomes the youngest ever winner of the PPG IndyCar World Championship.1995 Williams announce that he'll partner Damon Hill for the 1996 Formula One World Championship. 
1994 Named IndyCar 'Rookie of the Year'. Finishes sixth overall with 94 points.1993 Competes in the Toyota Atlantic Championship, finishing third.1992Moves to Japan to compete in the Japanese Formula Three Championship, finishing second overall.1991 Drives a Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT35 and finishes sixth in the Italian Formula Three Championship. 1990 Competes in the Italian Formula Three Championship for the second time, finishing 14th. 1989 Makes his Italian Formula Three debut.