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Richard Kelley: Gilles Villeneuve “Pure Joy”

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In 1977, Gilles Villeneuve arrived in the Mosport pits for his first F1 session as a Ferrari driver. He was brought in only after the team had removed every photojournalist; there were no exceptions. I left the pit lane and took position behind a narrow split between the concrete walls that formed the back of Ferrari’s pit stall. I was totally alone, waiting quietly to avoid drawing attention. When he arrived, I then calmly made the only series of images of a joyous Gilles Villeneuve, framed at the moment the team placed the Ferrari jacket on his shoulders.

He once said, given three wishes, he would be a racer, be a Formula One driver, and then drive for Ferrari. Experiencing the fulfillment of his dream and witnessing that moment with him were pure bliss.

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