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Daniel Ricciardo’s time at McLaren is ‘over’, claims Jacques Villeneuve

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...
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Jacques Villeneuve explains his NASCAR champion patch

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.
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2022 Daytona 500: Jacques Villeneuve, Team Hezeberg clinch their spot

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.
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Where Jacques Villeneuve Ranks Qualifying for His First Daytona 500

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...
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Ford Performance NASCAR: Jacques Villeneuve Qualifies for Daytona 500

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.
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Jacques Villeneuve joins Team Hezeberg for Daytona 500

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.
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Former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve to run 2022 Daytona 500

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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Report: Jacques Villeneuve trying to qualify for Daytona 500

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.
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Jacques Villeneuve set for 2022 Daytona 500 entry

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...
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Jacques Villeneuve aims for Daytona 500 bid

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...
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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix fight was ‘rental karting’, Jacques Villeneuve claims

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.
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Jacques Villeneuve wins first race in 13 years – then does it again day after

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.
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Former F1, CART champion Jacques Villeneuve Is Finally a NASCAR Winner at Age 50

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.
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Jacques Villeneuve is a NASCAR race winner

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.
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