Now here in europe we tend to slag of old JV a fair bit.
He's a bit arrogant, a bit outspoken, and lots of F1 fans reckon he's well overrated.
YET this weekend, he's in with a definate shot of wining the Le Mans 24 hours, which would make him only the second driver ever to win the triple crown of motorsport, and he'd be the first driver ever to win Le Mans, the F1 championship, the Indy 500 and the indycar Championship (both of them won before the CART/IRL split)
Now lets be honest here, you don't get yourself a trophy cabinet like that without being a hugely talented driver. Even luck is only going to take you so far, and a famous surname may well open the odd door, but it won't give you championships.
So is Villeneuve a modern day great? Or something far less?