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A biography of Jacques Villeneuve, one of the new stars of F-1 racing on the eve of his rookie season....

Title : The New Villeneuve: The Life of Jacques Villineuve
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ISBN : 9780760304112
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The New Villeneuve: The Life of Jacques Villineuve Reviews

  • Bradley
    2018-12-11 06:46

    Biography on 1997 F1 driver championship Jacques Villeneuve and his rise from behind his racing driver father Gilles’ shadow and successfully joining the F1 ranks himself. I know of two different editions of this book. One that ends in the 1996 F1 season and a revised edition that includes his 1997 championship winning season. The one I read was the extended edition which includes JV’s balding blonde head on the front cover. The book was interesting from the point that I didn’t know too much about the guy before reading it and it fills in some holes. Unfortunately, JV himself had nothing to do with it, wanted nothing to do with it in fact, and one passage makes clear his mother also refused to be interviewed as a result of her son’s wishes. Nevermind. There are some funny stories within the books and some interesting tales about how he became so successful. His career is rather unique in that he won the Indycar title (and Indy 500) and then successfully made the transition to Formula One where many other Indy drivers have failed badly. Unfortunately I don’t like Timothy Collings writing style as it’s just so flat and boring with only the content giving any wind to its sails. It’s probably fortunate the book ends at the end of the 97 season as JV’s career went slowly down the crapper after that, following a fruitless campaign with a new team run by his manager and then mid-grid embarrassment with Renault/Sauber… such a shame it went that way but hey that’s motor racing.