New experience for one, memories for the other, Julien Fébreau and Jacques Villeneuve will be on board the 2021 Alpine A521 for a driving session after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza!
An iconic commentator duo on CANAL+ since the channel took over the broadcasting rights to F1 in 2013, Jacques Villeneuve and Julien Fébreau will be able to drive the Alpine A521, the 2021 single-seater that won in the hands of Esteban Ocon during the Grand Hungary prices. It will be Wednesday, September 14! On this occasion, another VIP will be able to test this F1, the comedian and ex-Belgian driver, Stéphane De Groodt, had revealed it during the Belgian Grand Prix, a week ago.
Fébreau and Villeneuve in the Alpine F1
We do not present the 1997 F1 World Champion, the Canadian Jacques Villeneuve will nevertheless find the sensations of an F1, modern this time, he who surveyed the paddocks as a driver from 1996 to 2006. But the young 50-year-old hasn’t hung up his gloves and helmet, however, as he continues to have fun behind the wheel of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series cars. And even better, at the start of the year, he signed up for the famous Daytona 500, the Super Bowl of the NASCAR Cup Series, a flagship discipline across the Atlantic!
As for Julien Fébreau, his heart is driven by F1, yes, but he derives his love of motorsport from Rallycross. He participates (and wins) regularly, especially during the round of Lohéac. We have also seen him engage in rallies, but also on circuits, in Mitjet, in GT prototypes, in the Andros Trophy, in the Clio Cup… the Breton journalist is a jack-of-all-trades! Well, there was one more string to add to his bow and not just any string, the pinnacle of single-seater racing: Formula 1!
« I am extremely happy to confirm that Jacques Villeneuve and I will have the incredible privilege of settling on board the Alpine A521 which won last year in Hungary in the hands of Esteban Ocon. Jacques to pilot it.. Me to drive it! » he said on his Twitter account.
« It is an extremely complex project to implement, because the car is neither restricted nor assisted. It is « ready to race »! Needless to say, I am currently going through several stages of preparation to obtain the Final green light from Alpine F1 Team! »
All this incredible adventure, I will share it with you very soon in a documentary series that you will find on all our CANAL+ digital platforms and our usual antennas. »
Well, congratulations to this duo of commentators, we can’t wait to discover behind the scenes and the laps on the track. This will immerse even the first hour fans in the world of F1.
I am infinitely happy to confirm that Jacques Villeneuve and I are going to have the incredible privilege of settling on board the Alpine A521 which won last year in Hungary in the hands of@OconEsteban ! 🏁🏆
Jacques to drive it… Me to drive it! 😉
— Julien FEBREAU (@Julien_FEBREAU) September 5, 2022