Stefan GP wants the 1997 F1 champion to race alongside Kazuki Nakajima
18 February 2010

Jacques Villeneuve is set to return to Formula One with Stefan GP, should the Serbian team be granted an entry.

Stefan GP sources have told Autosport that Villeneuve would line up alongside ex-Williams driver Kazuki Nakajima in the team. Karun Chandhok is tipped to be the team’s reserve driver, although the Indian has denied on his Twitter account that a deal was already in place.

Villeneuve was champion in 1997 for Williams, but hasn’t raced in the sport since he left BMW in 2006.

Stefan GP will test for the first time later this month using Toyota’s 2010 chassis design, which it bought off the team when it pulled out of the sport in November.

Stefan GP is still hopeful of receiving an entry for the 2010 season, should either of F1’s new teams not make it to the grid. Campos Meta and USF1 are both believed to be struggling to make the grid in Bahrain and they face expulsion from the championship should they miss a race.

Stefan GP has already sent equipment to Bahrain and Malaysia, in case it should be granted a late entry into F1.

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18 February 2010

Nooooooooo!!!

The car will be slow, he never excelled in a slower car. Pointless coming back, you had your chances

The alternative is that Ralf Schumacher is saying he's interested......

18 February 2010

While the sport needs new and exciting teams to enter they will more than likely need a few seasons to become really competitive and that cost forutnes (Stewart GP comes Jaguar) and still not have a car that can win races. This then smacks of desparation on Villeneuve's part.

18 February 2010

Just to keep up the high standards, why not invite Flavio to become team manager?

R32

18 February 2010

I hope not - he was a waste of space with no personality and breathtaking arrogance.

18 February 2010

Maybe there's hope yet for Perry Mccarthy.

18 February 2010

I agree with all that's been said above, no offence GV but you definately had your chance, why not give Anthony Davidson a try? At least he'd be grateful, be polite about the car and team and he's got to be a better racing bet than Villeneuve.

18 February 2010

[quote amble] I agree with all that's been said above, no offence GV but you definately had your chance,[/quote]

GV will certainly be the slowest - sadly he's dead.

PaulJ

18 February 2010

Paul J wrote:

[quote amble] I agree with all that's been said above, no offence GV but you definately had your chance,[/quote]

"GV will certainly be the slowest - sadly he's dead."
I missed that - too much wine maybe - good job somebody is awake.

19 February 2010

Sadly I have to agree that he would be slow. But off the track at least his interviews were more entertaining!

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