Today marks a very sad anniversary, the date of the passing of an extraordinary figure.
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Gilles Villeneuve left his mark on Formula 1 like very few before, or since.
His dedication to his "métier" and his team were legendary, as was his pure passion for the sport.
MotorSports editor Nigel Roebuck wrote Villeneuve's obituary for Autosport magazine on May 13, 1982; it is beautiful, as it is heart-felt. You can read it here: