Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve to competition in Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia.

Posted on 02. May, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

The motorsport deteriorate has finally come to Sweden with a initial races of a Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia 2019 holding place during Ring Knutstorp on 3-4 May. The venue will horde a opening dual rounds of a championship as partial of a celebratory Porsche Festival. Close to 1,000 guest and 500 complicated and selected Porsche cars are approaching to attend in a event.

Prior to a competition weekend, a guest motorist is traditionally invited to plea a 23 unchanging championship contenders by pushing Porsche Sweden’s guest car. The eventuality during Ring Knutstorp will see one of a biggest names in motorsport behind a circle of automobile 911. Porsche Sweden proudly presents 1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve.


David Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, l-r, 1997, Porsche AG

Jacques Villeneuve celebrates his 1997 World Championship feat with David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen (Photo: Motorsport Images)

“I demeanour brazen to assembly a Swedish fans and pushing a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup during Ring Knutstorp,” says Jacques Villeneuve. “I know Knutstorp offers a really technical circuit, so it’ll be a fun and sparkling plea to knowledge both a automobile and a track.”

Jacques Villeneuve, son of mythological grand prix motorist Gilles Villeneuve, had his large breakthrough in open-wheel racing in 1995 when he won both a IndyCar Championship and a Indy 500 with Team Green.

In 1996, a Canadian was recruited for Formula One by a Williams F1 team. He became an benefaction success when he finished second in a championship behind teammate Damon Hill. In his second year in Formula One, Villeneuve became World Champion after an heated conflict with Michael Schumacher, a duel that became one of a many talked about in a story of Formula One.

During his 10 seasons in Formula One, Jacques Villeneuve took 11 grand prix victories and 13 stick positions. He is a usually non-European Formula One World Drivers’ Champion given Ayrton Senna took a climax 28 years ago in 1991.

“We’re impossibly happy and unapproachable to benefaction Jacques Villeneuve as a guest motorist for this year’s deteriorate opener,” says Raine Wermelin, Director of Porsche Sweden.

“It’s a good event for motorsport fans to accommodate one of a all-time legends of engine racing, while for a Swedish and Norwegian drivers competing in a Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, it presents a singular event and plea to line adult alongside one of a many reputable talents in a story of a sport,” concludes Wermelin.

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