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Retro: Villeneuve vs Arnoux

Bram Hengeveld submitted a new blog post:

Retro: Villeneuve vs Arnoux

Once in a blue moon, the world witnesses a truly breathtaking moment in sport. Ali vs Frazier, Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 US Masters comeback and David Beckham’s last-gasp free kick against Greece are among the greatest we’ve ever seen. In a motorsport context, it doesn’t get any more special than the incredible battle between Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux in the 1979 French Grand Prix.

Welcome to Retro Friday. In our new series, we will delve deep into the history books to recount some...
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Rupe Wilson

Proper racing in proper race cars, full on drifts, opposite lock. We see glimpses of this now, but nothing like the good old days.
Just watching this stuff made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Bram Hengeveld

RaceDepartment Founder
From the time that you could literally touch the drivers! Truly one of the most heroic seasons of Formula 1.

Love that Dr Seuss quote as well, will write that one down.

Omer Said

Can watch that duel many times without getting bored. I wish i could catch those times.
Also this "Retro Friday" idea is great! Looking forward to and thank you very much Tristan! :)

Eric Jaeger

2012 GP2 Champion
GREAT post!!! I had no idea of this epic battle. Keep'em coming.
P.S. That track looks awesome, I love lots of elevation change.
Really appreciate the kind words guys! We're planning on doing a lot more of these so hopefully you keep enjoying them :)

Next week, we're focusing on one of the great characters in Formula One history. Stay tuned!