I couldn’t contain my delight when I discovered all this AP Archive footage from the 1979 South African GP. Gilles Villeneuve didn’t win anything like the number of GPs his talent deserved – but here, at least, is one of those victories. I’ve voiced-over this video as best I can (all the footage was either ambient or mute) but could I also suggest that you watch it in conjunction with our latest podcast? At the link below I narrate my race notes from that 1979 SA GP weekend; and, by combining the two platforms, I hope I can provide some idea of what this amazing shining light from Canada was all about.
(Joining me as I watch the footage is Enaam Ahmed, who was our live guest for this show.)
Podcast download link: https://peter33b.podbean.com/mf/play/ltcw8w/1979SAGPpodcastfinalmono9fmtk.mp3