F1 » Villeneuve: Stefan had 'a lot of potential' – but there's still 2011

1997 F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve admits that it is 'disappointing' that Stefan GP ultimately proved unsuccessful in its bid to join the grand prix fray in 2010, as the Serbian outfit was 'very promising' and had 'a lot of potential' - but then there's always 2011...

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brendan - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 9:44 AM

why wasnt it handled better so they could use toyotas application.

but that aside its a well built car with good enough engine in the back to be reasonably fast due to toyotas work.

where as virgin and campos could end up being a laughing stock.

i think lotus in time will do ok.

A.S. - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 10:35 AM

Hopefully Jacques' hard training and work over the whole winter will not get unrewarded and he finds his place on the grid somehow.

For God's sake, even some mediocre paydrivers and De La Rosa have found the way to the grid.

Bring back Jacques!


March 05, 2010 10:53 AM
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Think you're been a bit harsh on Virgin, they'll do a lot better than Campos who have been a shambles from the start.

How can a car that hasn't been tested be allowed to run in the 1st race ?

Dazzie Rascal - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 10:56 AM

They will be on the grid next year! The FIA is going to fill USF1's vacant spot and after there very successful first attempt I doubt they will be in contention for the spot in 2011. Give Stefan GP the spot they've got the car, Toyota parts and the drivers and they've done all this with out a place on the grid, it would be wrong to deny this team a place in F1 next season!

RD350LC - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 11:14 AM

I wholeheartedly agree with you
Any team that would give JV a drive over the young talent waiting to get in
Must have highly questionable credibility

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 11:16 AM

We could start with lack of political diploma thence progress with saying (a) The Car has not been tested (b)Is the chassis still subject to crash test within the FIA eyes (c) They are of unknown quantity.(d) They have previously been refused a grid slot(e)The Newbies required Cosworth Power Plants. Why should Stefan differ?

Allow them to seek entry through the correct channels or it makes a further mockery of the FIA criteria.

As it is HRT are pushing the envelope.

Would I be right Taz

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