Feb.17 (GMM) Martin Brundle has scolded former F1 rival Jacques Villeneuve, after the 1997 world champion attacked the sport's new V6 era.

As his new foray in the world rallycross series was launched last week, 42-year-old French Canadian Villeneuve slammed not only F1's new 'greener' guise, he also denounced the drivers of 2014 as "mediocre".

(L to R): Martin Brundle, Sky Sports Commentator with Jacques Villeneuve
(L to R): Martin Brundle, Sky Sports Commentator with Jacques Villeneuve

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"(It) angers me when former F1 drivers stick a boot into F1 for publicity," Brundle, now a highly-respected commentator for British television, wrote on Twitter, without referring to Villeneuve by name.

"They had privileged chances, success, cash. Give something positive back," he added.