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Finding Gilles

It’s crazy that someone who you never even knew, and in fact was dead 13 years before you were even born, can have an impact on your life. Gilles Villeneuve has been a source of inspiration for me; a legend in both meanings of the word; a connection to a bygone era of the sport. Last weekend, I got the opportunity to go to his circuit, and see his car race. And my God was it emotional. Growing up, I wasn’t one of these kids who was immediately born into a motor racing family. I didn’t watch F1 until I was 10 years old, when I flicked through the channels on a rainy Sunday afternoon to find Fernando Alonso winning his first world title in Brazil. I’ve been hooked ever since, and...
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