Tag Archive: Jacques Villeneuve

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mercedes rethinking team orders after Belgium clash

Rosberg, booed in the podium and slammed by his bosses, refused to apologise.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (20) The fallout of Sunday’s explosive clash between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is only just beginning to hit the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1′s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Albatec signs Ramona Karlsson for World RX Of Germany

The first female to enter the World RX arena

Albatec Racing - Ramona Karlsson Swedish rally star Ramona Karlsson will replace Jacques Villeneuve in an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 in round nine of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Albatec Racing returns to semi-final form in Canada

“It’s a very frustrating end to the weekend after we fought so hard” – Jacques Villeneuve

2014-08-08 - VendrediAlbatec Racing helped the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy make history in the first ever race outside Europe at the stunning Trois-Rivieres track in Quebec on Friday.

Aug 08

Albatec to field David Binks in Lohéac World RX

Jacques Villeneuve will be unable to race at the biggest event on the World RX schedule

2014-08-07_0099 British rallycross ace David Binks will step into Jacques Villeneuve’s Albatec Peugeot 208 at Lohéac, round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Aug 07

Multiple Canadian Rally Champion added to RX line-up

The Canadian will take the seat of America’s Mitchell DeJong who was unable to compete following a listeria infection.

2014-08-07-1027 Six-time Canadian Rally Champion Antoine L’Estage has confirmed he will race at tomorrow’s World RX of Canada as a late entry in the RX Lites Intercontinental Cup.

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Aug 07

Albatec Racing secures St-Hubert backing for Trois-Rivières

“I am delighted to welcome St-Hubert aboard as a supporter for arguably the biggest event on the calendar” - Andy Scott

Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve - St-Hubert Albatec Racing has secured support from Canadian food giant St-Hubert for tomorrow’s round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series statistical advance: GP3R

Analyzing The JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the fourth and final time this year with the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours on Sunday at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

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Aug 05

World RX crosses the Atlantic for landmark event

GP3R – All four heats, semi-final and final run over one day instead of its normal two-day format

World RX Friday 8 August will go down in history as the day the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy staged its first event outside of Europe as part of the annual Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) motorsport festival in Quebec, Canada.

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Aug 04

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Trois-Rivieres

Series gears up for prestigious JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours – Dumoulin Family, GP3R Both Celebrate 45 Years Of Racing

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueSunday will mark the 45th running of the prestigious Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, a history that the Dumoulin family has long shared with the city and the famed street circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Albatec heads into the unknown in World RX of Canada

At the famous GP3R in Trois-Rivières

World RX - Albatec Racing Albatec Racing heads into unknown territory in round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at World RX of Canada on 7&8 August.

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Jul 29

Villeneuve makes comments ‘for the headlines’

Jacques Villeneuve makes comments designed deliberately to trigger sensational headlines.

IMG_2273 That is the claim of Oskari Saari, a commentator for the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 who says he knows the 1997 world champion well. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

F1 more ‘lego’ than ‘extreme sport’ – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve has lamented the lack of “heroes” on today’s formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0345 But the outspoken 1997 world champion says it is not just the drivers’ fault, as the F1 of today does not bring out the “wild animal” in them. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Verstappen says son Max ‘hot’ topic in F1 paddock

Jos Verstappen thinks his son is a “hot” topic in the F1 paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The Dutchman is perhaps best known for struggling in F1 with a bevy of midfield teams. But his 16-year-old son Max has made an impressive transition from karts to single seaters this year, winning no fewer than 7 races in European F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Heikkinen becomes sixth different winner in World RX

Heikkinen is the sixth different World RX winner in six events.

World RX - Belgium - Topi Heikkinen Topi Heikkinen has won this weekend’s World RX of Belgium, round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport run Polo RX Supercar. 

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Jul 13

Albatec Racing’s World RX hopes dashed in Belgium

“This certainly wasn’t the result I was expecting here” – Andy Scott

World RX - Albatec Racing A promising start to the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship was prematurely ended for Albatec Racing in Belgium today.

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Jul 10

Albatec returns to full strength for World RX of Belgium

“I’m looking forward to Belgium and the subsequent races” – Jacques Villeneuve

World RX - Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve Albatec Racing returns to full strength in round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Belgium this weekend (12&13 July), when both two-litre, 16v Albatec Peugeot 208s are back in action. Read the rest of this entry »

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