F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve uses an Xbox controller to finish sixth at the start of Pro Sim Racing


When it comes to sim racing, what combination of driver and setup do you think is more successful? A $ 8,000 simulation setup with the owner of the Pikes Peak front-drive disc at the helm, or a retired Canadian singer-songwriter with an Xbox controller? If you guessed the first, you are wrong, because the 1997 Formula 1 world champion, Jacques “Foolin ‘Around” Villeneuve, finished sixth in the general classification using nothing but a modest joystick during his sim racing debut on Saturday.

Villeneuve entered the result in the sim race by invitation “Legends Trophy” for current and professional racing drivers over 40 years old. first of two races at Sebring that day, more than 1.3 seconds behind 2009 F1 champion Jenson Button.

The Canadian’s perspective from the back of the grid, however, allowed him to dodge the pileups in the first corners, opening the door for him to slip into the ninth just seconds after the race. An aggressive pass on the triple Champ Car race winner Max Papis and more contact pushed Villeneuve to sixth place, where he stayed until the checkered flag.


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