The Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team has announced that, to commemorate Gilles Villeneuve's death, his son Jacques, the 1997 F1 World Champion, will take his father's Ferrari 312 T4 F1 car around the Fiorano test circuit in Maranello.
The said anniversary, May 8th, is exactly a month away from now, and will mark the 30th year since the passing away of the legendary Canadian race car driver.
Here are the technical specifications of the Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 car of 1979.
Designed by Mauro Forghieri
Chassis made of riveted panels of aluminium
Engine: Flat 12 cylinders of a displacement of 3 litres
Maximum power output of 510 hp at 12,000 rpm
Fuel tank of a capacity of 185 litres
Gearbox: Transverses, 5-speed forward plus reverse
Weight: 595 kg
Steel disc brakes
Michelin slick tires
And here's a video of the T4 in action when Gilles Villeneuve battled fiercely again the Renault turbo of René Arnoux at the end of the 1979 Grand Prix of France at Dijon-Prenois.