Who is jacques villeneuve dating

This, together with the desire by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to see an 'American' driver in F1, eased him straight into the top Grand Prix team in the business for 1996.

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© Sutton Images A1-Ring, September 1997: Victory in the Austrian Grand Prix put Jacques Villeneuve neck and neck with Michael Schumacher in the driver standings, with three races remaining.

© Sutton Images Jerez, October 1997: Michael Schumacher retired as he fought with Jacques Villeneuve for the lead at the season-ending European Grand Prix.

© Sutton Images Estoril, September 1996: Jacques Villeneuve’s third win of the year at the Portuguese Grand Prix kept him in contention for the title and set up a final race showdown with Williams team mate Damon Hill.

© Sutton Images Sao Paulo, March 1997: Having lost the season opener to Mc Laren’s David Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve fought back with successive victories in the Brazilian and Argentine Grands Prix.

He moved to Sauber in 2005 but struggled for most of the year and was lucky to have a contract for 2006 which BMW decided to honour when it took over the team.