Race of my life uncut: Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve was an F1 world champion for Williams, but he reckons his greatest race was winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1995. To kick off our build-up to next weekend's race at the Brickyard, he explains why that win means so much
It's very tough to choose the race of my life, because there are two. There's winning the Formula 1 world championship at Jerez in 1997 and the Indy 500 in '95. Even though winning the F1 championship against Michael Schumacher was extreme, and it was an incredible race with so much tension and pressure, the Indy 500 was even better.
At Team Green we called it the 505 instead of the 500 because of the two-lap penalty we had. So much happened in that race, and that made it so special.
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