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Ferrari honours 30th anniversary of Villeneuve's death with son Jacques driving his old car

05/08/2012 09:21 EDT | Updated 07/08/2012 05:12 EDT
FIORANO, Italy - Ferrari has honoured the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death by having his son Jacques drive one of his old cars.

Jacques Villeneuve took to the wheel of the 312 T4 driven by his father in 1979, the season the Canadian and Jody Scheckter ensured Ferrari won the constructors' title.

Also at Ferrari's track Tuesday were other Villeneuve family members, Ferrari President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, current Ferrari drivers and former mechanics who worked with the elder Villeneuve.

Gilles Villeneuve died in a high-speed crash in 1982 while qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Now retired, Jacques Villeneuve was also an accomplished driver, winning the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One title.

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