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Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari 312 T3 returns to Montréal

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Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari 312 T3 returns to Montréal
Jun 5, 2018, 11:44 PM

The Ferrari Formula 1 car that Gilles Villeneuve drove to victory at the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix can be seen at the Casino de Montréal.

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Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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The car was shown during a press conference with Joann Villeneuve, Gilles' widow, and François Dumontier, promoter of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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This is the car that Gilles Villeneuve drove to victory 40 years ago on Sunday October 8, 1978 at the first Canadian Grand Prix to be held on Ile Notre-Dame in Montréal.

Joanne Villeneuve

Joanne Villeneuve
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The Canadian had qualified third in this car, and went on to pass Jody Scheckter in the Wolf and Alan Jones in his Williams to grab second place that turned into first when race leader Jean-Pierre Jarier was forced to retire when the rear brakes of his Lotus failed.

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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It was announced that the car could be driven around the track this weekend as part of the Grand Prix festivities. This has yet to be confirmed by the organisers and the FIA.

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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Marc Muzzo, a Toronto entrepreneur, owns the legendary car.

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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It was announced that the car could be driven around the track this weekend as part of the Grand Prix festivities. This has to be confirmed by the organisers and the FIA.

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve's winning Ferrari T3
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François Dumontier, promoter of the F1 Grand Prix du Canada.

Joanne Villeneuve, Christian Tortora, Melanie Villeneuve

Joanne Villeneuve, Christian Tortora, Melanie Villeneuve
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Joanne Villeneuve, Francois Dumontier

Joanne Villeneuve, Francois Dumontier
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Joanne Villeneuve

Joanne Villeneuve
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Gilles Villeneuve’s winning Ferrari T3

Gilles Villeneuve’s winning Ferrari T3
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The 312 T3 was powered by a 500-bhp, flat 12-cylinder engine of three litres and mated to a tranverse gearbox.

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Series Formula 1
Event Canadian GP
Sub-event Postcard
Location Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve