Memories of Gilles still race on...

It's hard to believe, but it's been 39 years to the day since Formula 1 lost one of its most iconic stars in its seventy-year history.

Gilles Villeneuve died in a terrible crash at Zolder during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, aged just 32.

Considered by many as one of the best drivers never to win the world championship, the Canadian's "maximum attack" approach to racing endeared him to all, including to many of his rivals.

On the day of Villeneuve's funeral in Quebec, his former Ferrari team mate Jody Scheckter delivered a fitting eulogy:

"I’ll miss Gilles for two reasons. First, he was the most genuine man I have ever known. Second, he was the fastest racing driver in the history of motor racing".