JV on Le Point

JV on Le Point

Post by elio » Fri, 01 Mar 1996 04:00:00


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>Awesome show.  Couldn't understand a single word though.

oh good, i don't feel too bad now... :)

Quote:
> Anybody want to
>summarize in English?

i wonder if CBC can provide english transcripts... hmm i will email
them.  anybody in the seattle area who knows french is welcome to come
watch a tape of it in my house!  (sorry, i won't be able to make
copies for anyone)

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>  It seemed to dwell on JV's childhood and Gilles,
>but it looked to me like part 2 (Thurs) would be current stuff.  Nice to
>see representation from the Villeneuve family and long time supporters
>like Gaston Parent.

yes, it was a terrific show.  i saw more of the villeneuves in a
single show than all of english CBC and american TV put together in
all my years following F1.

obviously french CBC has all the right connections.  also, the show
had lots of GV reminiscing including the family friend who broke down
crying halfway through the interview.  

and i'm almost certain that everybody on the show (sister, mother,
uncle, friend, GV's manager) compared JV with his father, something
that he apparently hates.  so how did french CBC get away with it
when the english media did not?

eliot

 
 
 

JV on Le Point

Post by Michel Talb » Fri, 01 Mar 1996 04:00:00


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>and i'm almost certain that everybody on the show (sister, mother,
>uncle, friend, GV's manager) compared JV with his father, something
>that he apparently hates.

Actually, most of the show was about Jacques trying to get a name of his own and about his
relation with his father.
Tonight's part should be more about racing.

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Bang goes the nose
Spin goes the car
And out goes Katayama
(Belgium GP)

Michel Talbot (Montral)

http://www.odyssee.net/~mtalbot/sporauto.html

 
 
 

JV on Le Point

Post by Guy Brossea » Fri, 01 Mar 1996 04:00:00

I will try to resume in English what was said from and on Jacques
Villeneuve during the interview in french at Le Point. You're right it
was awesome information on JV and his father.

I think basically JV loved his father but suffered from his lack of
presence during three years, when he lived with his sister in
Switzerland in a family. He saw his parents once a month. He never
followed to much his father's career, either on TV.

During that time when he was a kid, he was a very special character. I
think the two words "NO FEAR" characterize very well his temper. He
played by climbing a 35' feet spruce up to the top & let himself fall to
the ground just for fun.

His Mother Joann told that there is no difference between Gilles &
Jacques's love for speed & risk. They are almost the same she said,
except that Jacques can control his passion.

Jacque said that if he was scared of racing he wouldnt do it. He also
said that he do a racing career he love it, not because he wants to
follows his father's foot steps.

Gilles & Joanne were very closed to a divorce when the May 1982 accident
appended. Gilles was a heroe, a fantastic racer, but his family lived
under the pressure of a true professional who wanted perfection from
everybody around, specifically his son !

I was and still a Gilles Villeneuve fan. I'm now a truly Jacques' fan
and believed that he has all the skills of a World Champion.

Guy Brosseau
Montreal, Quebec

 
 
 

JV on Le Point

Post by Michel Talb » Sat, 02 Mar 1996 04:00:00

A small report on tonight's part of the show:
It started with Melanie Villeneuve (Jacques' sister), who is studying music in NYC,
singing a song she wrote about her father. Just a personnal comment: she has her father's
face.
There was an interview with Joanne Villeneuve (Jacques' mother) who said she sent him in a
private school in Switzerland where he could do and see things, others than racing. She
admitted she hoped he wouldn't become a race driver but there were no reason she would say
no when she had to sign to let him race. After this, it was interesting to hear Alain
Prost talk about his own son (Nicolas, 14 years old), saying if he want to race, he won't
help him. Looks like we wont see two generations with the same helmet...
Prost also said it wasn't impossible that Jacques could win the championship in his first
year in F1. (! ?)
The interviews with Melanie brought a lot of emotions because she is a link between her
brother and her father. She said in Indianapolis, she prayed and asked Gilles to stay on
Jacques' shoulder.

---------------------
Bang goes the nose
Spin goes the car
And out goes Katayama
(Belgium GP)

Michel Talbot (Montral)

http://www.odyssee.net/~mtalbot/sporauto.html

 
 
 

JV on Le Point

Post by Michel Talb » Sat, 02 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Another thing heard about JV's marketing value:
Born Canadian
Lived in Monaco
Studied in Switzerland
Became a champion in the USA
Speaks French (with or without Quebec accent), English and Italian
Will race in a British car with a French engine

---------------------
Bang goes the nose
Spin goes the car
And out goes Katayama
(Belgium GP)

Michel Talbot (Montral)

http://www.odyssee.net/~mtalbot/sporauto.html