Press Release - November 3, 2010
Jacques Villeneuve to enter Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
In an illustrious career that has already spanned more than two decades, Villeneuve has found success that can be rivalled by very few. Only two other drivers in the history of motorsport have won the Indianapolis 500 and both the Formula One andIndyCar championships. Earlier this year, Villeneuve made history again by becoming only the second driver to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in three major series – F1, IndyCar and NASCAR.
“It’s a great honour to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,” Villeneuve said. “I’m extremely fortunate to have represented my country throughout my racing career, and to have achieved international success as a Canadian athlete. The Hallhas honoured a great many outstanding sports men and women, who I’m sure will continue to inspire young Canadians for generations to come.”
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1955 to "preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's heritage of sport.” Villeneuve’s late father, Gilles Villeneuve, was himself inductedinto the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, at the inaugural induction ceremony in August, 1993.
Like Father, Like Son. We are so proud!