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Formula One World Champion, Indy 500 Winner & IndyCar Series Champion Canadian Jacques Villeneuve won the 1997 Formula One World Championship for the Williams-Renault team, a remarkable feat given that he achieved it in only his second full season of Formula One motor racing, and against arch-rival Michael Schumacher.

In his first season in Formula One, 1996, he finished 2nd in the World Championship, an astonishing achievement in only first season at the pinnacle of world motorsport.

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Winning the ultimate prize in Formula One came after winning the Indy Car series in the UnitedStates in 1995, during which he also won the world-famous Indianapolis 500.

He is one of only three drivers ever to achieve this ‘triple’, alongside former World Champions Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi.

His Formula One career continued until 2006, including 6 years driving for BAR-Honda which was a team he co...

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