Celebrity Carnadian Questionnaire #2: Jacques Villeneuve


I’m pretty sure this man needs no introduction, but in the interests of making a gushing fool out of myself, I’ll try anyway. ;) Jacques Villeneuve is most well-known to motorsport fans the world over as the only Canadian driver to ever win the CART championship, Indy 500, and a Formula One world championship (and only the third driver ever to accomplish such a feat after the likes of Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi). After retiring from the world of F1 at the end of 2006, he drove for Peugeot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007. In 2008, he moved to NASCAR, and in 2009, he’s been linked with a possible drive in the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Somewhere in between all that activity, he managed to find time to get married, become a father, release a  record, and even kindly answer CarEnvy.ca’s Five Questions! So without further ado, follow the jump to read his answers.


Subject: Jacques Villeneuve

1.) What was your first car?
My mother’s Fiat Uno Turbo in 1989

2.) What’s your dream car?

Mustang BOSS 429 from 69

3.) What’s your most memorable experience involving a car?

In racing. Winning the Indy 500 and the F1 championship

4.) Where in the world would you most like to drive?

On the Nordschleife, the old Nurburgring

5.) Is the automotive world better off without Chris Bangle?

Who is Chris Bangle?

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