gilles villeneuve italy 1978 #F1

Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve (CAN) (Scuderia #Ferrari), #Ferrari 312T3 – #Ferrari Tipo 015 3.0 Flat-12 (finished 7th)

The race starter was overenthusiastic, turning on the red lights before all the cars had lined up, and several cars in the middle of the field got a jump on those at the front. The result was a funneling effect of the cars approaching the chicane, and the cars were tightly bunched together with little room for maneuver.

James Hunt was overtaken on the right hand side by Riccardo Patrese and Hunt instinctly veered left and hit the rear right (more…)