JACQUES VILLENEUVE Signed Helmet! Finally, we are so proud and happy to have this signed helmet in our collection. In 1997, I was a 14 years old boy. My dad and grand father beside me, we had our eyes fixated on the TV as Jacques Villeneuve beat Michael Schumacher to become the world champion of F1 racing. The 1997 season was by far the most thrilling season for a Canadian racing fan, as Jacques Villeneuve with his rebellious bleached blonde hair brought so much pride to Quebec and Canada all together. No Canadian F1 racer has ever won a world championship before. Villeneuve became a national hero up to this day, no other Canadian racer has offered us the same thrill that Jacques Villeneuve did in 1997.