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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Villeneuve: Double points a 'terrible idea'

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says that the introduction of double points into Formula 1 is a 'terrible idea'. Villeneuve, who will compete in the new World Rallycross Championship in 2014, labelled the rule 'overly artificial'. Double points will be awarded at the final round of the 2014 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi. "I think it's a terrible idea," he told Sky Sports. "It's showing that Formula 1 right now there's no way to invent anymore to try and create some interest. It's overly artificial, […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Alonso would have won title for Lotus says Villeneuve

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Fernando Alonso would have won this year's title at the wheel of the 2013 Lotus car. The French Canadian told the Spanish sports daily AS that the Ferrari driver's performance this season was not quite as impressive as in 2012. "He (Alonso) is always at a high level," Villeneuve said at Interlagos, "but what we saw from Alonso in 2012 I have not seen this year. That was second to none -- the best I've seen. "This year, with […]

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ferrari 'insane' to sign Raikkonen says Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve has blasted Ferrari's decision to sign Kimi Raikkonen for 2014. Prior to his slump in form and Ferrari's decision to push him into sabbatical at the end of 2009, the Finn won the Italian team's last world title in 2007. But 1997 world champion Villeneuve thinks bringing the now 33-year-old Raikkonen back to Ferrari in Felipe Massa's wake is not smart. "Ferrari are completely insane," the always outspoken French Canadian told the German newspaper Bild. "He can drive a car fast, but he […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix - reaching 600 races in Formula One. Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors’ Championship, with the remaining seven titles being Drivers’ Championships won with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Webber should accept number 2 status says Wurz

Mark Webber should be able to cope with life as a highly-paid and rated 'number 2'. That is the view of former Williams driver Alex Wurz, who is the latest pundit to comment on the 'Multi-21' affair in the wake of the recent Malaysian grand prix. Some, including 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, said the affair and Red Bull's reaction shows it is "clear" Sebastian Vettel is the team's number 1. On the issue of Australian Webber settling for the subordinate role, Austrian Wurz said: […]

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013

Grosjean 'did not learn' from 2012 mistakes says Villeneuve

Romain Grosjean, denounced by Mark Webber last year as the 'first lap nutcase', insists he has changed for the better ahead of the 2013 season. But 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve doesn't think so. "The only reason he has the chance of winning is because he has an incredible car," French Canadian Villeneuve, who has been signed up by F1's new French broadcaster Canal+ for 2013, said. "His only problem is that he does not learn from his mistakes," the former Williams and Sauber driver […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rejuvenated Massa considered quitting F1 during 2012 slump

Felipe Massa has said that he considered walking away from Formula One following a difficult start to the 2012 season. On the back of an underwhelming 2010 and 2011, Massa scored just two points from the opening five races in 2012 while team-mate Fernando Alonso led the championship. "Yeah. I thought about so many things. I thought maybe I was finished," he told BBC Sport. "I thought about not staying in Ferrari." "I did not know what would happen. So many things were inside my […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why Bottas will star in 2013

Valtteri Bottas will make his F1 début in 2013 and has the ability to be a star

Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012

Horner defends Vettel after Villeneuve criticism

Christian Horner has defended Sebastian Vettel, after Jacques Villeneuve slammed the reigning world champion for often behaving "like a child". When comparing Vettel with his 2012 title rival Fernando Alonso, 1997 world champion Villeneuve last week admitted he was rooting for the Spaniard because he is cooler under fire. When asked about the outspoken Villeneuve's likening of Vettel to "a child" when under pressure, Red Bull team boss Horner responded: "Honestly, I don't understand why Jacques said that." The interviewer for Die Welt newspaper explained […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Villeneuve believes Vettel reacts like a child

1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve believes that Fernando Alonso is more deserving of the 2012 crown

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

World champions admire 2012 favourite Alonso

A swathe of world champions have backed Fernando Alonso to collect his third drivers' title in 2012. Writing in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, veteran correspondent Pino Allievi referred to the Spaniard, runaway championship leader and Hockenheim winner as "a perfect driver". He said the Ferrari driver has also "sparked the imagination" of his fellow champions, including legends Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Sir Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. "He reminds me of myself, and a little bit of Prost," Austrian Lauda is quoted […]

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012

Bruno Senna receives the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy

Yesterday Williams F1 driver, Bruno Senna, collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in the picturesque town of Brisighella, Italy, awarded to him for showing great promise at the beginning of his racing career. In front of a large crowd of enthusiastic grand prix fans, the presentation ceremony saw Bruno presented with the trophy which honours the memory of Lorenzo Bandini, the leading Italian racing driver at the time of his tragic death at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. The trophy was presented to Bruno in an […]