THE TRUE STORY OF TWO OF FORMULA 1®’s MOST CAPTIVATING STARS – GILLES VILLENEUVE AND DIDIER PIRONI
PRODUCED BY NOAH MEDIA GROUP IN ASSOCIATION WITH SKY STUDIOS.
ON SKY DOCUMENTARIES FROM 19 MARCH
UK PREMIERE AT THE GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL ON 5 MARCH
Featuring the Villeneuve and Pironi families including Joann Villeneuve, Melanie Villeneuve, Jacques Villeneuve, Catherine Goux, Didier Pironi and Gilles Pironi and Formula One World Champions Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart.
Sky Original documentary VILLENEUVE PIRONI: RACING’S UNTOLD TRAGEDY tells the astonishing true story of two supremely gifted Ferrari F1® drivers: Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, forever torn apart by a historic and hugely controversial moment in time.
Through captivating archive footage, interviews with Formula One World Champions Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart, alongside the Villeneuve and Pironi families plus their F1 and Ferrari contemporaries the in-depth story of their rise to glory culminating in that infamous and tragic 1982 Formula One season is revealed.
In the midst of modern racing’s most dangerous era, two daring Ferrari teammates were battling for the world championship, but at the San Marino Grand Prix, Pironi broke an unwritten team agreement, “stealing” victory from his teammate and close friend Villeneuve on the final lap.
VILLENEUVE PIRONI: RACING’S UNTOLD TRAGEDY is the story of two of the fastest racers in history, their brief and violent intertwined lives, and the emotional scars still felt today by their closest loved ones. Above all it is a life-affirming film that explores love, loss, and legacy, in a sport where passion overcomes fear.
The documentary film will receive its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on Sunday 5th March at Glasgow Film Theatre followed by a Q&A with director Torquil Jones and will air on Sky Documentaries on Sunday 19 March.
VILLENEUVE PIRONI: RACING’S UNTOLD TRAGEDY is produced by Noah Media Group in association with Sky Studios. It is directed by Torquil Jones (Netflix’s 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible) and produced by John McKenna (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and former Formula 1® driver Mark Webber. The film is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
VILLENEUVE PIRONI: RACING’S UNTOLD TRAGEDY ON SKY DOCUMENTARIES FROM 19 MARCH 2023