1978 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
Gilles Villeneuve ended the race in fourth place after losing second position due to a tyre blow in the first corner.
He talks to Rob Walker while posing with MarieJeanne. On the background, Marco Piccinini (blue cap), sporting director of the "squderia".
At the end of 1977 Enzo Ferrari was casting around for a Sporting Director. After Luca di Montezemolo left the team at the end of 1975, the job had been held by Daniele Audetto (1976) and Roberto Nosetto (1977) but neither was the man Ferrari wanted to be his eyes and ears in Grand Prix racing. He decided that the discreet 25-year-old banker might be a good bet and offered Piccinini the job. He naturally jumped at the chance and took charge of the Ferrari F1 team at the start of 1978 with drivers Carlos Reutemann and Gilles Villeneuve.