Three friends and former formula one drivers at the weekend were among the 500 competitors at a charity ski endurance race.

Three friends and former formula one drivers at the weekend were among the 500 competitors at a charity ski endurance race.

Held at the Villars ski resort in Switzerland, the annual 24-hour race is sponsored by Jacques Villeneuve and his long-time business partner Craig Pollock.

The French-Canadian has headlined the event since his days as a Williams driver in the 90s, and this year was joined on the piste by long-time friend and newly-retired racer David Coulthard, the Swiss regional newspaper 24-Heures said.

Villeneuve's former Williams teammate Damon Hill also raced, as did Paul Stewart, son of the triple world champion Sir Jackie.

"Believe me, I am not going for any records," said Hill, 48. "I have the enthusiasm but my body is not really up to the task!"

 

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