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{Download Epub} õ Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver Ø Gilles Villeneuve Became A Legend In His Own Time, A Driver Whose Skill And Daring Personified The Ideals Of Grand Prix Racing, The Pinnacle Of Motor SportWith His Flamboyantly Aggressive, Press On Regardless Style In His Scarlet Ferrari, He Captured The Imagination Of A Vast International Audience As No Other Driver Has In Recent Times I know that some day I am going to have a really big crash Unfortunately that day came and claimed the life of arguably the fastest and purest Formula One driver the sport has ever seen Gerald Donaldson does a spectacular job of telling the story of the legendary Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve The book starts right at the beginning Donaldson takes the reader on a journey through Gille s life from his early days growing up in Quebec to that sad unforgettable day in May 1982 Gilles lived his life in the fast lane He always had the need for speed, whether it was on snowmobiles, his pickup truck, or in the cockpit of his Ferrari F1 machine With that said, Gilles wasn t wild or crazy behind the wheel His friends and family may have thought so as Donaldson comically points out, but he was always composed He had great trust in his own driving abilities that he was never afraid of going fast One of the main points I ll take away from this book is that Gilles was not like the other superstar drivers of the time What I mean by that is Gilles was a family man he did not go out partying or have a girl in every port Yes, like a lot of celebrities, he had family issues which at the end of his life he was trying real hard to fix, and he also loved spending money, but when it comes down to it he still was a family man in a sport that can suck you away from it Gilles Villeneuve truly was the purest driver the sport has ever seen He did not race for the money, yes he enjoyed the perks of racing, but he enjoyed going fastGilles former Ferrari teammate Jody Scheckter sums up who Gilles is perfectlyGilles was the fastest driver in the history of motor racing Butimportant for me is that he was the most genuine person I have ever known Gilles Villeneuve was a fascinating character and a real racer,interested in simply being the fastest than winning championships And Gerald Donaldson tells his story very well I had a few minor complaints for example I would have liked to understandabout Villeneuve s relationship with Pironi But these didn t get in the way of a great although tragic story.A perfect antidote to modern F1, a bland sport with bland, politically correct drivers. I read it several years ago, re read it years after and once again read it recently while working on the research the book I am currently writing that involves motor racing anecdotes supporting a management topic well there are plenty here about a racing driver that was always able to interpret his role behind the steering wheel at the fullest Not only that, his unique sense of an authentic and even naive way to see and live life, his way to basically continuing always to be a kid at hearth for good and bad contributed to develop a legend bound to last for many years to come