Jacques’ done with F1 – manager

Thu, 24 August 2006, 08:58

Jacques Villeneuve’s manager says the French Canadian veteran will not return to formula one.

Following the 35-year-old former champion’s departure from BMW-Sauber after Hockenheim, Craig Pollock confirmed that Villeneuve – who similarly left BAR-Honda at the end of 2003 but is now linked with a NASCAR switch – is definitely now finished with the series.

”I don’t think he is unduly disappointed,” Pollock told Autosport magazine this week, ”I think he was just ready.”

He also denied that a ‘headache’ caused by Villeneuve’s shunt during the German grand prix was the reason behind his subsequent absence, and replacement by young ‘Friday’ test driver Robert Kubica, in Hungary.

Pollock explained: ”It was a big accident, but he has had bigger.

”He never said he was not available.”
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