Jacques Villeneuve's return to world championship motorsport is back on hold after it was confirmed he has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team.

Almost two decades after he won the Formula 1 World Championship, the Canadian was forging a return to premier level motorsport with a move into all-electric series with the Monegasque-based team.

However, after a modest start to the season that saw him comfortably out-performed by team-mate Stephane Sarrazin and both Dragon Racing machines using the same Venturi powertrain, Villeneuve has exited the team by 'mutual agreement'.

With Venturi confirming the news on its Twitter account, it said 'disagreement over the future direction of the team' contributed to blame.

In the three races he contested, Villeneuve finished the first two in 14th and 11th respectively, before a qualifying crash prevented him from starting the most recent Punta de Este ePrix,

It is the latest false start for Villeneuve, who has struggled to maintain a consistent role in one series having taken in stints in Le Mans, GT, NASCAR, V8 Supercar and Rallycross outings since he left F1 for good in 2006.

 

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