F1 » Villeneuve set to be confirmed at Lotus F1?

Jacques Villeneuve's return to F1 has moved a step closer to reality with reports suggesting a deal with the Lotus F1 Racing team could be signed next week.

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Dany Brown

December 04, 2009 12:48 PM

Great news for us folk here in Quebec.
That being said, let's just hope that he will not embarass himnself. From what we are hearing, he is really commited to this return, training hard to be in the best shape of his life.
After losing my favorite driver in Kimi, that would give me someone to cheer to!!!

Oli - Unregistered

December 04, 2009 1:16 PM

There can be no doubting the guys talent. He beat the most successful driver in F1 history and won the world championship, he deserves to be on the grid.

I always felt Jacques career decline came as he lost the desire to fight and win and became satisfied with just driving and picking up his pay. In F1 that has never been good enough, you need to push 100% all day every day.

Now he appears to have his motivation & desire back, and natural talent never deminishes. Of course sport moves on, age hits reflexes and Jacques will never reach the heights of his first two seasons again. But if Lotus produce a solid debut car it would be nice to see him surprise on occaision with some points.

Panache - Unregistered

December 04, 2009 1:17 PM

Parente under the radar at Campos ?
Villeneuve set to be confirmed at Lotus F1 ?
Renault takeover to parachute Villeneuve back into F1?
Kubica out, Briatore back in at Renault F1?
Di Grassi in pole position for second Manor F1 seat?

Looks like crash.net is dealing with more questions than answers !!!


December 04, 2009 1:35 PM

I don't get it. Why would anyone actually think that he's coming back? He's been gone for 4 years already and consistantly dissappointed his last few seasons. This must be the third team Crash has linked him to, as well. It's just absurd to actually expect a return.

Church - Unregistered

December 04, 2009 1:40 PM

I remember in the past him being at odds with Honda and even Williams mechanics over setup. No one else seems to share his setup preferences. I could be wrong, but that would tell me that he would not make a great development driver, and I'm sure this is what Lotus is looking for. Plus, he's been out of the cockpit more than in it in the past 4 years or so, he'll be rusty. I also remember questions being raised over his eyesight - and this was over 3 years ago! It'll be interesting to see how he does, if he does come back. You don't become world champion for being crap in an F1 car, but as F1 is always changing, his ability to adapt will be under massive scrutiny. Damncharacterlimit!

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