Tag Archive: Jacques Villeneuve

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 »

Jul 10

New Belgian circuit awaits World RX crews

A brand new rallycross venue
World RX The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will conclude its busiest stretch of the season in Belgium this weekend as the Championship prepares for its third World RX event in a row.

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Jul 06

Ekstrom wins home RX round in front of sell-out home crowd

Albatec Misses Out On Semi-Final Place Despite Weekend Improvement
World RX Double DTM Champion Mattias Ekstrom has clinched his first-ever FIA World Rallycross Championship victory after a flawless drive in the Audi S1 Supercar at the fifth round of the World Championship presented by Monster Energy. Ekstrom is the fifth different winner and fourth different manufacturer to win in this year’s World RX.

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Jul 05

Timerzyanov takes early lead at World RX of Sweden

Albatec and Jacques Villeneuve all out to secure semi final place in Sweden

Volkswagen World RX Team Peugeot-Hansen driver Timur Timerzyanov leads Volkswagen World RX of Sweden after the first full day of action at the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Jul 03

Albatec to field one 208 for World RX Of Sweden

Jacques showed outstanding pace in Norway

Albatec Racing logo Albatec Racing will run just one two-litre, 16v Albatec Peugeot 208 for Jacques Villeneuve in round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Sweden this weekend (5&6 July).

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Jul 02

Tagliani looks to recapture Mirabel magic!

“It’s exciting to be back at Circuit ICAR to have another chance to race in front of my hometown crowd”

Alex Tagliani - Chaudiere As The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 heads into the third event of the 2014 season at Circuit ICAR, Mirabel Quebec, the second of four road-course events on the schedule, Alex Tagliani recalls the inaugural 2011 event very well! Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ICAR – Series returns to the road in Mirabel

Ranger looks to get on track at place of past success

www.grandprixicar.comThe 2014 season was supposed to be Andrew Ranger’s triumphant return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. The road to a potential third championship has been quite bumpy to start, but this week’s Jiffy Lube 100 presented by La Petite Bretonne at Circuit ICAR provides Ranger with the perfect opportunity to get back in the Winner’s Circle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Foust wins World RX of Finland as Nitiss extends championship lead

Jacques Villeneuve forced out with puncture in Finland

World RX - Finland - Tanner Foust American Top Gear presenter Tanner Foust took a lights-to-flag victory at today’s rain-soaked World RX of Finland, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  

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Jun 28

Anton Marklund leads World RX drivers in Finland

Villeneuve well placed to qualify

World RX - Finland - Anton Marklund Volkswagen Marklund’s Anton Marklund has established an early lead at World RX of Finland, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, following today’s opening two heats.

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Jun 25

Horner backs embattled Vettel to ‘come back’

“Red Bull is treating him like they treated Mark Webber”. – Jacques Villeneuve

IMG_7219 Christian Horner has backed Sebastian Vettel, amid suggestions the four time world champion could be losing the support of the Red Bull team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract – reports

According to reports in the German and Spanish press

2014-06-08_0719 Ferrari has moved to extend Fernando Alonso’s contract beyond 2016, The correspondent for Marca, a Spanish sports daily, quoted one of his Italian colleagues as saying: “Well, then, that’s the second time this year so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Struggling Raikkonen ‘should go home’ – Villeneuve

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has attacked Kimi Raikkonen for struggling to shine in 2014

2014-06-04_0153 After two impressive comeback years with Lotus, Finn Raikkonen was signed for this season by Ferrari, for whom he won his sole title in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ecclestone ‘happy’ if struggling teams collapse

Bernie Ecclestone has issued a stinging warning to struggling F1 teams

2012-06-07_0277 Amid all the noise about the urgent need for cost cutting, the sport’s chief executive insists he has no fear that some teams are facing financial collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Rosberg ‘bigger killer’ than Hamilton – Villeneuve

Nico Rosberg has put himself in a world championship-winning mood, F1 experts agree

IMG_4013 Despite most agreeing that his teammate Lewis Hamilton has the edge in raw pace, it is Mercedes’ German driver who has scooped the most points so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Reinis Nitiss takes maiden World RX win at Hell

Hellish end to Norway sees puncture end Villeneuve’s semi final chances
World RX - Hell Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss has won World RX of Norway, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after a near-perfect performance at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Supercar.  

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