Gilles Villeneuve - Best Overtakes

Despite the passage of more than three decades after his death, the legend of Gilles Villeneuve continues to live in the hearts of the Formula 1 lovers. The Canadian driver has impressed a generation of fans with his guide, especially the Ferrari fans for whom it is a real legend.

In this video we will see what are the most beautiful overtaking the former Ferrari driver, a series of spectacular maneuvers that made love to the fans around the world.

The list begins with overtaking Alan Jones in the GP of the Netherlands in 1979 on the Zandvoort circuit. The Canadian surpasses the Williams driver with a wonderful move on the outside and take the lead of the Grand Prix, but then that will see him retire because of a problem with a tire. The video continues with the passing of Jody Scheckter in the GP of South Africa of 1978 (the two are teammates at Ferrari in 1979) and the great battle of Long Beach in 1982 against the Finn Keke Rosberg of Williams.

Later we see overtaking Riccardo Patrese in the GP of Monaco in 1980, that of Mario Andretti at Brands Hatch in 1979. Noteworthy overtaking of Nelson Piquet and Alain Prost in the Grand Prix of Canada in 1981 and that of Alan Jones in Monaco in the same season.

Can not miss in this special compilation also the battles with strokes of overtaking against the two Frenchmen Rene Arnoux and Didier Pironi. Against Arnoux, in the French GP of 1979, Villeneuve gave birth to duel for excellence on the Dijon circuit. A battle which is still remembered, something that in modern Formula 1 would be almost inconceivable.

In 1982, however, at Imola, it came the famous fight with Pironi, his companion in Ferrari. With the two Italian cars leads the GP and Villeneuve ahead of Pironi, the team ordering the two not to take risks to protect the cars and a prestigious double. Pironi attacked surprise Villeneuve and, after a fierce fratricidal war ended last lap he won the Grand Prix of San Marino. An episode that led the Canadian furious with her partner and to which there was no time to fix it. Only two weeks after Gilles Villeneuve died because of a serious accident at Zolder, leaving a great void in the fans around the world.

This video with its spectacular overtaking reminds us why, even without winning the world title, a driver like Gilles Villeneuve entered the legend of this sport.
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