„Интервьюер: Gilles Villeneuve, ninety hours after Imola you’ve got over the anger, but the fever is still there right?
Жиль: Yes, the fever is still there, as I said at the end of the race, he robbed me of a win and I still think that way.
Интервьюер: So you haven’t changed your mind?
Жиль: No I haven’t...changed my mind. That’s how it should be. If you look back at the lap times for the race you’ll see I’m right.
Интервьюер: Gilles, wasn’t there some sort of agreement, beforehand?
Жиль: There was an agreement. I’ve been with Ferrari now for three years; the order has always been not to get involved with a battle. For instance, if the car’s in the lead and there’s no one close behind, it’s better to go slower and not run the risk of breaking down. In other words, to be sure of finishing.
Интервьюер: People are saying that Gilles Villeneuve has never had this sort of problem with other drivers but this time, he wanted to be respected. At least, that’s what some people are saying.
Жиль: Er…I don’t understand.
Интервьюер: People are saying, Villeneuve has always fought hard and has always raced for the sake of racing. This time though, he wanted to be respected as the almost certain winner.
Жиль: Er…I still don’t quite understand. When I was behind Jody, in South Africa, I overtook him only when he went into the pits. When I was in Monza, which was the last possibility for me, my last chance of becoming world champion, I stayed behind Jody without even trying to overtake him. When I was er…erm…in Monte Carlo, when I was in Monte Carlo, my gearbox failed but, before that happened, Jody was driving slowly because he had the advantage but I never tried to overtake him. Here, instead it was different. When the slow down sign is out, I slow down, making the other drivers slow down too. And then, Didier overtook me, and if you look at the lap times for Imola, every time that I’m in front I lap at 37.5 to 37.8 to save petrol and the engine also because I have a 45 second lead over Alboreto. When Pironi is leading, we lap at 35.5.“
— Жиль Вильнёв канадский автогонщик 1950 - 1982