Jacques drives Gilles' Ferrari 312T4

Commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve, former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve got behind the wheel of one of his father’s Ferrari F1 cars for just the second time.

Jacques Villeneuve pilots his father's Ferrari 312T4The French-Canadian took part in a demonstration run at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in his father’s 1979 Ferrari 312T4, which took Gilles to three wins and runner-up position in the Drivers’ Championship standings that year.

The event was attended by many leading Ferrari figures of past and present, including then technical director Mauro Forghieri, Gilles’ widow Joann and daughter Melanie, and current Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

Take a look at some of the video footage of the day below:

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.