Daniel Ricciardo’s time at McLaren F1 is “over”, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, who believes that the team are preparing to move on from the Australian.Ricciardo has endured a tough and uncompetitive start to the 2022 campaign, sitting outside of the top ten in the Drivers’ Championship standings.The 32-year-old has scored only eleven points, 37 fewer than teammate Lando Norris, and again finished outside of the points at the Monaco Grand Prix for the fourth consecutive race.While Ricciardo’s contract runs until the end of the 2023 season, Zak Brown, team principal at McLaren, hinted last week that it...
Every NASCAR Cup Series driver wears a series patch on the suit; Past Cup champions use a special patch, which Villeneuve is also using by accident. Jacques Villeneuve has made four NASCAR Cup Series starts in his career. The famed driver is a former F1 series champion as well as an Indy 500 winner.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jacques Villeneuve has won a Formula 1 title and the Indianapolis 500. So qualifying his way into the 2022 Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX) field wasn’t the biggest moment of his racing career. But for the 50-year-old Villeneuve, it was a big moment Wednesday when he locked into Sunday’s race on speed at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jacques Villeneuve has a Formula One title to his name and an Indianapolis 500 victory. He has nothing left to prove and yet celebrated as if qualifying for the Daytona 500 was the biggest win of his career. The 50-year-old doubted he could make it into...
At 50 years old, the racing career of Jacques Villeneuve is about as complete as it gets. His face is on the Borg-Warner Trophy as the winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500, a season where he also won the CART championship in American open-wheel racing. Arguably even greater is his title as the 1997 Formula 1 world champion.
It’s hard to imagine Jacques Villeneuve, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1997 Formula 1 World Driving Champion, being absolutely giddy about merely qualifying for an American stock car race. Of course, it’s not just any stock car race. And with his spectacular motorsports career closing in on its...
Jacques Villeneuve said that qualifying for the Daytona 500 ranks just behind winning the Formula 1 world championship and Indy 500, after securing his place in this year’s NASCAR classic. He described his amazement at being able to compete at this level, aged 50, as he looked ahead to...
Plenty of drivers came to Daytona Beach with impressive career achievements in tow, but only one arrived wearing the world’s flashiest racing label: Formula 1 Champion. That distinction belongs to 51-year-old Canadian racer Jacques Villeneuve. The 1997 F1 champ came to Speedweek facing tough odds at making the big...
Acques Villeneuve, driver of the No. 27 Hezeberg Engineering Systems Ford Mustang, has won the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and 1997 Formula 1 World Championship, and on Sunday he’ll have the opportunity to claim the Daytona 500 after clinching a spot in the field with his qualifying run tonight. He spoke about the opportunity that lies ahead to members of the media.
Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve will join Netherlands based outfit Team Hezeberg in a bid for a spot on the Daytona 500 starting grid, NASCAR said on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Canadian, winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 F1 drivers crown, took part in preseason testing at the famed Daytona Beach track on Tuesday and Wednesday, confirming he will try to qualify for the Feb. 20 race.
Villeneuve, 50, has spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway driving the No. 27 Ford in the Next Gen test for Team Hezeberg, a new Cup Series team this season formed between racing legend Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg. Loris Hezemans, the 2019 NASCAR Euro champion, plans...
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Former Formula One and Indianapolis 500 champion Jacques Villeneuve is reportedly trying to qualify for the Daytona 500. Villeneuve, 50, took part in pre-season testing driving the No. 27 Ford at the Daytona Beach track on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to NASCAR.com, in an attempt to qualify for the Great American Race.
Villeneuve has spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway driving the #27 Ford in the Next Gen test for Team Hezeberg, a new Cup team this season formed between racing legend Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg. Loris Hezemans, the 2019 NASCAR Euro champion, plans to compete in...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jacques Villeneuve said Wednesday he plans a Daytona 500 effort with Team Hezeberg, a first for the start-up organization and an attempt for his first start in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2013. The 50-year-old Canadian veteran participated in preseason testing Tuesday and Wednesday with...
Formula One risks becoming a “Hollywood show” after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix descended into “rental karting”, former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has warned. Lewis Hamilton beat title rival Max Verstappen to win a chaotic race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Sunday and take the world championship to the final race of the season.
After 13 years of waiting for a professional race win, 1997 Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve managed two in two days in the EuroNASCAR Series last weekend. The French-Canadian, whose last victory came in the 2008 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps at the wheel of a Peugeot 908, survived a 5-sec penalty to win the penultimate EuroNASCAR round at Vallelunga for the Academy/Alex Caffi Motorsport team, before throwing caution to the wind against title contenders to take first in the final too.
Jacques Villeneuve, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner and past F1 and CART champion, on Saturday added NASCAR race winner to the list. Villeneuve, 50, won in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series at Autodromo di Vallelunga in Italy. He overcame a 5-second penalty for jumping the start and went on to beat closest rival Vittorio Ghirelli to the checkered flag by 6.3 seconds.
Jacques Villeneuve is officially a NASCAR race winner! The Canadian overcame a 5-second penalty to grab his maiden NASCAR Whelen Euro Series race win at Autodromo di Vallelunga in Italy. The former Formula One World Champion crossed the finish line 6.3 second ahead of Vittorio Ghirelli and parked his #5 Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsport EuroNASCAR FJ in Victory Lane. It was also the first EuroNASCAR PRO win for the Italian/Monegasque joint venture.