F1: Jacques Villeneuve the end?

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  1. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like BMW are cutting JV lose to give Robert Kubica a shot. Is this finally the end for JV? Is this the year F1 sweeps out the old for the new?

    http://www.formula1.com/news/4785.html
     
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    Mika Salo commented about this during the last race, and he said that JV's tale is over. JV has apparently said so, and the stories about some injury are of mental type according to MS.
     
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    interviewer:" what's the difference between you and JV?"
    Kubica: "Mmmhh, my pace?"
    :D :D
     
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    He's going to have a hard time finding another seat, assuming he's still looking for one.
     
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    I thought he was d*** lucky to land a ride at Sauber after his falling out at BAR and before BMW actually took over Sauber JV was shooting off again. When BMW suggested his contract may not be binding he shut up. He likes to talk to much about things that should probably stay in the team and I think it cost him a lot of good will among the hierarchy.
     
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    Especially because since his move to BAR from Williams, he's struggled to outperform his co-drivers. I loved him at Williams, but I guess the truth he had a great two seasons there and has nothig of note since.:(
     
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    I don't think Jaques wants another ride. He has been dropping hints about retiring for some time. I think the shunt convinced him to get out now.
     
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    JV has been around 10 years, but apart from his 7-win championship 1997 season has only 4 wins and hasn't made a huge impression lately.

    I have nothing against him as a driver but he doesn't come to mind when I think of drivers who can challenge the Schumi/Kimi/Fernando triumvirate...1997 appears to have been a fluke.
     
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    1997's Williams was a rocket ship more like... :p

    So... he'll be off to that race series that's increasingly popular with drivers that can't hack it in F1 anymore then. ;)
     
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    What? Top Gear?:p
     
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    Close... NASCAR teehee.
     
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    Fisichella will probably be joining him on the oval track before long - I'm even doubtfull as to whether he'll be driving in '07.

    Villeneuve has had a pretty dissapointing "return" to F1, so I wonder whether he's even interested in continuing...if he does it will probably be with Super Aguri or MF1...:eek:
     
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    I knew that.:D Maybe Jacques can go to BTC - I heard Jason Plato needs a rival!:p

    BTW with all these F1 threads/ posts (and me surely to hit 500 if iGav and Lord Blackadder start all these threads:D :cool: ) I guess I'm gonna have to look for an F1-related 'tar. Any thoughts anyone?
     
  14. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Something involving Bernie Ecclestone's hair.;)
     
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    Really? I read something earlier today about him wanting an F1 ride or NASCAR.
     
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    Well, I don't think Renault would have re-signed him if they didn't want him to stick around.

    And I'm calling JV's return to CA- erm, ChampCar (or IRL, has he did win Indy once upon a time). Well, that or he'll try to win Le Mans, and try to one-up Mario (HA!).
     
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    Well, today he announced that NASCAR and F1 are his options, so apparently he thinks he may have a drive in F1 next year...
     
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    ??? Torro Rosso maybe - an all North American line-up? Maybe iGav's rumored Midlands Mercedes? Or this 12th team we're getting? And thats at a push...maybe we need to get Martin Brundle on the case.:cool:

    Edit: New team (David Richard's Prodrive) doesn't enter until 2008 so that is a no go.
     
  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I dunno...the way Scott Speed is driving I can't see him being around too long. Midland sounds like a possibility...He isn't Japanese so I guess Super Aguri is out.

    NASCAR sounds more likely to me - for an F1 driver it's a great "retirement" move. It's easier but still pays big.
     
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    And Richards and Jacques pretty much hate each other.

    Unfortunately, this is it for Jacques. In a short time, the two most charismatic and interesting drivers (the other being Juan Pablo Montoya) in F1 have left. We are left with dullards like Kimi and Michael Schumacher, who, whilst being supremely talented, are about as interesting and engaging as watching paint dry.
     
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    When I said earlier JV almost talked his way out of F1 (he was gone for a year) it was Richards he was talking to. Mostly.

    "charismatic and interesting"?, maybe JPM when he's on but I don't recall much positive about JV since his Williams days. After arriving at BAR it was pretty much downhill? Actually, he did have some midfield success at BMW?
     

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