Károly Méhes became a fan of Gilles Villeneuve in his adolescence, despite living in then-communist Hungary. A motorsport journalist since 1990, he has published more than 20 Formula 1 titles, his most recent being Ferrari 70: a history of the Scuderia. Károly worked for more than a year on conducting the Villeneuve interviews in Maranello and at tracks on the Formula 1 circuit.
The volume of tribute includes:
• Memories from Villeneuve’s earliest days by friends and colleagues in Canada and the US.
• The incredible impact of Gilles’ arrival out of the blue.
• Personal stories and details from his sport director, race engineer, chief mechanic and technical director.
• Gilles the human being – stories from off the track, unforgettable helicopter trips and car rides.
• Fresh reflections on the infamous 1982 San Marino Grand Prix.
• Alongside all the praise, critical voices such as Sir Jackie Stewart and John Watson.
• The tragedy of Zolder: previously unseen photos and staggering reports.
• The legacy of a great little man – why Gilles remains a hero today, even among fans that never saw him race.
Villeneuve – 48 is published by Pitch Publishing, UK. For more information, or to order a copy, visit www.pitchpublishing.co.uk.