Kubica deserves 2008 title – Villeneuve

Fri, 17 October 2008, 07:15

Oct.17 (GMM) Neither Lewis Hamilton nor his main challenger Felipe Massa fully deserves to be 2008 world champion, former title winner Jacques Villeneuve says

“The one who really deserves it now is Kubica,” the French-Canadian, who last contested a grand prix in 2006, told the BBC’s radio Five Live

Kubica, 23, ousted Villeneuve from F1 in mid 2006, when BMW-Sauber promoted its then test driver

“He has not been in as good a car as either Felipe or Lewis yet he has produced a season without mistakes,” 37-year-old Villeneuve said

Villeneuve heralded Hamilton as “extremely fast” but, after last year, wonders if he will put the lid on a late points advantage or once again lose the title in the final dash

“He’s been thrown in very young and been told for many years that he’s the best in the world,” the winner of 11 grands prix said

“At some point you end up believing that and I guess that happens to most drivers at some point in their careers.”n

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