When Villeneuve was eleven years old, his father was killed during the qualifying session for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder following a collision with Jochen Mass.
Villeneuve's first girlfriend was Sandrine Gros d'Aillon. Villeneuve was also engaged to Australian singer Dannii Minogue in the late 1990s and was once engaged to American ballerina Ellen Green.
Every single Williams F1 car since 1994 has carried the word ‘Senna’ on the front wing in memory of the great man, but this year the famous name will be on engine intake as well, after the team signed up Ayrton’s nephew Bruno for the 2012 season.
Johanna gave birth to a son, Jules, on November 14, 2006.Their second son Jonas was born on December 23, 2007. From 1996 to 2002 he lived in Monaco, and from 2002 to 2007 he lived in Switzerland.“It’s a series that will keep getting faster and if you look at the rest of the racing world they try to make them slower, so that’s definitely a positive.Some guys look quite quick already with the new technology but this is not a holiday, I’m here to compete.” Jacques Villeneuve is the first Formula 1 world champion to race in Formula E and joined the Venturi team for the 2015-2016 season alongside Stephane Sarrazin.; born April 9, 1971), is a Canadian professional auto racing driver and amateur musician.
Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third driver after Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi to achieve such a feat.
Villeneuve was replaced by Robert Kubica and soon BMW and Villeneuve parted company.
Outside Formula One, Villeneuve has taken on several new careers: in sportscar racing, racing for Peugeot in the 20 24 Hours of Le Mans, jumping to NASCAR in August 2007 and racing as an invited driver in the Argentinian Top Race V6 series and the Australian-based International V8 Supercars Championship.
He stayed there for the next four seasons but, following poor results he was replaced by former British Formula Three Champion Takuma Sato.
Villeneuve also drove for Renault at the end of 2004, and Sauber in the 2005 season and eleven races of the 2006 season before suffering an injury in Germany.
Villeneuve was 15 when he started to follow in his father's footsteps - four years after the death of his father Giles who spent six years racing with Ferrari, winning six races and gained widespread acclaim before losing his life in a crash during the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder.