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Villeneuve to do F1 2010 after all!

Jacques Villeneuve to fill in at BBC Radio 5 Live for Anthony Davidson in Bahrain.

Jacques Villeneuve will be in action in Bahrain, but not behind the wheel of an F1 car, having agreed a deal to join BBC Radio 5 Live's commentary team for the F1 2010 opener.

Villeneuve had hoped to secure a drive with Stefan GP this season, but that fell through when the Serbian outfit was denied a slot on the starting grid by the FIA, the sports governing body.

Villeneuve gets the call-up alongside regular BBC Radio 5 Live lead presenter, David Croft, as his usual partner, Anthony Davidson, is busy preparing for the 12 Hours of Sebring, the first round in the 2010 American Le Mans Series, which takes place next weekend (March 17-20).

It has yet to be confirmed if the ex-Williams and BAR-Honda man will make further appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live or if this is just a one-off for the 1997 F1 world champion.

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27.07.2006 Hockenheim, Germany, Jacques Villeneuve (CDN), BMW Sauber F1 Team - Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12, German Grand Prix, Thursday

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JV fast talker? - Unregistered

March 12, 2010 12:11 PM

It will be interesting to hear what JV has to say, when he was a driver he was fast, had some spectacular crashes especially in the BAR and he wasn't scared of speaking his mind (I also miss Erv the swereve for that reason). I think it is a shame about Stefan GP who despite what people are saying seemed quite credible and surely it would have given a job to those Toyota factory guys who were made redundant, F1 teams can't be born overnight, so more time is needed! The trouble is I only ever listen to the radio commentary if I'm nowhere near a TV. He must cost the BBC a lot, he wouldn't be doing it purely for the love of F1 or because he's bored or am I getting cynical!

Steve - Unregistered

March 12, 2010 1:21 PM

Well just another in a long line of mistakes by the FIA not letting Stefan GP on the grid. The FIA and Ecclestone have their fingers so far away from the pulse it's not even funny. In other news, the 2010 F1 season will still be broadcast in standard definition 576i PAL. You can watch friggin' FISHING shows in HD now, but not the planet's premiere racing league. It's ridiculous.

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