F1 » Villeneuve fuels F1 speculation with Lotus visit

Jacques Villeneuve visits Lotus – and moves closer to F1 return in 2010?

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gilles_forever_27 - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 6:48 PM

I hope Lotus and other teams see sense not giving him the drive as he had his chance and he havent driven well since '97 Jerez which it will be over 12 years ago now, what have he done since? and he failed in LeMans, NASCARS, and other type of motorsports.

Give the drive to the new and up coming drivers, we dont need old drivers like JV which he is better off retired and enjoy the music!

BTW, JV will never be as good or be a legend like his father Gilles Villeneuve :)

MisterE - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 7:15 PM

How many drivers have led their very first F1 race? How many drivers would have been able to hand over that first place position to their teammate when instructed by the engineers that they were losing oil pressure?

Jacques was brilliant when he was hungry. Let's hope he has regained the passion. If he hasn't, I hope he stays at home.

andrew mac

November 27, 2009 8:20 PM

Mr E - how many drivers were parachuted into the best car on the grid?

He can only win when he is in the best car. When he was in a dog of a car he was nowhere. He will help sink a new team with his salary demands plus there are better drivers out htere wanting a chance at F1. He has had his and somehow blew it.

The Truth - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 8:38 PM

Mr. Andrew Mac - yeah, Jenson Button was unbelievable before he had the best car this year, and Andrew Hamilton was phenomenal this year in a dog of a car. All the nay sayers of Jacques say the same thing over and over again. Give me a break! The one thing he did with a good car that all good drivers should do is win the Championship when they have the equipment which is what he did!!! You may not like JV for his out-spoken personnality but truthfully F1 has been a bit of a bore since he's been gone! Go JV come back F1 needs you!

ragged edge - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 8:59 PM

Newbies are like children, they should be seen and not heard. Take Andrew, for instance. Andrew isn't really very knowlegable about either F1 or JV. For the record, Andrew, JV entered IndyCar in 1994, where he was rookie of the year and 2nd in the Indy 500. The following year, he was IndyCar champion and he won the 500. The following year, his F1 rookie year, he was on pole in his FIRST F1 race. In fact, he lost the World Championship to his team mate, Damon Hill, in 1996, by one or two points. He did win the World Championship the next year. In his maiden foray into Le Mans, he led for a good part of the race until the car failed. You really don't know what you're talking about.

EFF 1 - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 9:40 PM

All I have to say about Villenuve is just watch the 1997 season over again and you'll forget how much trouble he had at BAR and other teams. Any driver who did what he did would have ended up the same way. He went out on a limb and unfortunately it broke. Every driver who has won the WDC had the right car at the right time. Don't forget how good Ferrari was that year(97) he did not go unchallenged. He is a fantastic driver and for me F1 hasn't been the same without him.

Register - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 10:35 PM

I must say JV was much better with out the driver aids (traction control and others) but i dont think he is better than trulli. i thought and always thought that the toyota was a box ah sh*t i mean look at thier cars.
JV should have stayed in but when mario (thiessan) has a countrys first diver he will do anything to get his name in to the f1 record books

The Truth - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 11:04 PM

Interesting how people talk out of the asses, get your facts straight!!! You want to compare Jarno Trully and JV well here we go! Jarno 13 years in F1 no championships,216 race starts, 1 race win, 11 podium finishes,1 fastest laps, 4 pole finishes, 15 front row starts, 246.5 points. JV 11 years in competition 1 championship,163 race starts, 11 race win, 23 podium finishes, 9 fastest laps, 13 pole finishes, 23 front row starts, 235 points

Dean Dean. - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 11:08 PM

JV had an arrogance about him that deserted him in and after his BAR days. Hi engineer Jock Clear stated as much and NOBODY knew him better than him. This arrogance is now evident, to him at least, in his music but whether he truly believes he can be anything other than leading a new team down the development path, only he knows. The fact is that he isn't trying F1 again to conquer...if he were, he wouldn't take this drive !!

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