Villeneuve and the summer of '79

Villeneuve and the summer of '79

Villeneuve's heroics inspired a generation of F1 fans, among them Tony Dodgins - who recalls how his encounters with Gilles at 1979 grands prix defined the course of his life

Certain things in your life have a defining influence, and for me it was the summer of '79 and Gilles Villeneuve.

My father had once said, only half-jokingly, "You argue quite a lot, so why not do it professionally?" I enjoyed court-room dramas in any case, and so the thinking for my career was the law.

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