Villeneuve admits lull in F1 return talks

Jacques Villeneuve has admitted his talks about returning to Formula One in 2010 are presently in a lull. The 1997 world champion had been linked with the new USF1 outfit, but it is believed the team will instead appoint Alex Wurz to complement...

Jacques Villeneuve has admitted his talks about returning to Formula One in 2010 are presently in a lull.

The 1997 world champion had been linked with the new USF1 outfit, but it is believed the team will instead appoint Alex Wurz to complement a young American rookie next year.

Villeneuve, 38, told the Montreal Gazette ahead of his NASCAR appearance in the Canadian city that the momentum of his recent efforts has stopped.

"I haven't had the time lately to make the phone calls and get back on it," said the French Canadian winner of 11 Grands Prix.

"It's not a daily thing. Every once in a while you go back at it to see where it's at. You have to show signs of being alive, that's the main thing."

Villeneuve's career has been linked throughout with his manager Craig Pollock, but the pair are no longer together.

"I don't really have a manager now. I kind of do everything on my own, the personal stuff and trying to keep my racing organised," he explained.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Alexander Wurz