F1 » Villeneuve hits out at F1 'babies'

Jacques Villeneuve hits out at the current crop of F1 drivers for treating the sport 'like a video game'

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Why not give credit to the engineers, constructors and the governing bodies in building safer cars enabling drivers to take more chances and giving f1 fans more entertainment. All this guy does is slags off drivers who are still putting their lives on the line.

F1 like any sport/industry evolves things change we are in an age where technology assists exciting driving get use to it.

kooper - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 12:33 PM

Well, while I think Villeneuve may have a point up to a certain point (forgive the double "point), to me it came across mostly as "why back in my day" senior speak.
Fact is F1 now and F1 as little as 10, 15 years ago differs a heck of a lot.

Sure, the drivers of today probably do not have to face the same dangers as drivers of years gone by, but then again drivers of years gone by didn't have to first have massive financial backing, didn't have corporate responsibilities up the wazoo and didn't have the same amount of instantaneous, worldwide fame of today's crop.

Don't get me wrong, I'd happily tried F1 now for F1 circa 60 - 99, but it's sadly just not possible.

kooper - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 12:45 PM

Just to summarize my previous post, and correct my own grammar (last sentence should have read "happily trade"), the drivers of today, I think, are the result of what the modern sport of F1 demands.

Ooops - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 12:47 PM

Jaques I am still available you know Villeneuve.... LOL

Only got into F1 by being a Daddys boy, without that father he would have never got a seat.

Publicly stated he learned tracks on his Playstation.

JV, the definitive Playstation Daddys Boy.

Brillaint and underrated singer by the way...

Sorry, jk about the singing, it is actually worse than his driving. LOL

stevyweavy - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 1:00 PM

Sorry but you only got in to the sport by using your father's name and in my opinion was not good enough to have made it to the top if it had not have been for your name and motor sport at the top has always been and always will be likely to be a rich man's sport. You either have to have money to buy your drive or you are so good at an early age that one of the teams sponsor you so as to hopefully reap the benefits at a future date.


June 07, 2012 1:11 PM

He has a point but then you had to have a lot more respect for your rivals as contact between two usually ended up in death.

I think some of the driving this year has be ridiculous i.e. Rosberg at Bahrain!

Don - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 1:15 PM

I agree with some of what Villeneuve is saying, the two incidents with Rosburg defending Hamilton and Alonso were potential car wrecks that he should not be close too. Defending your position is racing but understanding the danger of such manuveres speaks directly to the respect for your fellow competitor and safety for all involved. Driver error is inevitable in F1, dangerous decisions puts an unneccessary element of risk on competing. The stewards are responsible for judgement involving racing incidents but the penalties are inconsistent from incident to incident, I believe all the drivers know what the blue flag means but, can they respect one another so they can all continue to race. Race stewards need to be vigilant on safety because driver ambition, competitive nature won't always be safe that is where respect for the sport needs to be governed.

blimey - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 1:15 PM


What are you saying, you seem very reticent speak up, let those hidden thoughts out you are being a little coy in your musings come on we are not mind readers you know.

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