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The F1 rookie winner's 'career in reverse'

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The F1 rookie winner's 'career in reverse'
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Feb 9, 2019, 9:48 AM

Giancarlo Baghetti arrived on the Formula 1 scene in 1961 and immediately made an impact, earning a unique place in the championship's history.

By any standards Jacques Villeneuve's Formula 1 debut, in Melbourne in 1996, was striking.

Only the third driver (after Mario Andretti and Carlos Reutemann) to start his first grand prix from pole position, Villeneuve came within five laps of being only the second to win it, but at that point the Williams pit warned that his oil pressure was falling, and he needed to back off immediately.

In the circumstances Jacques responded with remarkable discipline, and team-mate Damon Hill duly passed him for the win.

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Series Formula 1
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Author Nigel Roebuck