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1997 world champion maintains training programme, ready for race opportunity
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30 April 2010

Jacques Villeneuve is continuing to prepare for an F1 comeback, in case any drives become available during this season.

The 1997 world champion came close to returning to the grid in 2010 with Stefan GP, but missed out when the team wasn't granted an entry into the championship.

"I'm pushing on anyway," said Villeneuve, 39. "Last year showed that teams change their drivers during a season. And the return of Schumacher and de la Rosa is a sign that experience is appreciated once again."

Villeneuve also dismissed claims that Michael Schumacher's age is holding back his performances this year.

"Look at hockey," he said. "Guys in their late 30s are still at world-class level. It's because we're all living much healthier and have gained ten years."

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Mr_H 30 April 2010

Re: Villeneuve 'ready for F1 return'

FR3000 wrote:
Agree.
Seconded. ....and Thirded.

FR3000 30 April 2010

Re: Villeneuve 'ready for F1 return'

Richard H wrote:

Note to all retired Formula One Drivers:

Stay retired.

Agree.

4rephill 30 April 2010

Re: Villeneuve 'ready for F1 return'

Autocar wrote:
[b]The 1997 world champion came close to returning to the grid in 2010 with Stefan GP[/b], but missed out when the team wasn't granted an entry into the championship.

Anybody that knows the details of what happened with Stefan GP know already that the 1997 World Champion most definately did not come close to returning to the grid in 2010 as they were one of the first teams rejected by the FIA.

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