Villeneuve sets up racing school

Andrew Hopkins

Canadian Jacques Villeneuve's greatest achievements were in Formula One. The 1997 World Champion has recently been trying his luck in the Speedcar Series. Prior to that, he spent a year competing in the American ARCA Championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The 38-year-old also generated headlines as a singer and restaurateur. Now Jacques Villeneuve is to open a school for racing drivers, near Montreal. It will be known as the Jacques Villeneuve Academy and will offer a number of courses, for novices as well as experts.