Villeneuve 'in talks' for 2010 return

On his second visit to a Formula One paddock in three races, Jacques Villeneuve on Friday confirmed he is in talks to return to the sport next year. The 1997 world champion was also spotted recently at Monaco, and on Friday at Silverstone...

On his second visit to a Formula One paddock in three races, Jacques Villeneuve on Friday confirmed he is in talks to return to the sport next year.

The 1997 world champion was also spotted recently at Monaco, and on Friday at Silverstone admitted he is finding the political stoush "really entertaining".

It is likely his enthusiasm is spurred on by the plethora of cockpits that a Formula One split, or minimally the arrival of some new teams, would generate.

"Definitely a split would be damaging," he agreed.

French-Canadian Villeneuve, now 38 and having last raced for BMW-Sauber in 2006, said he would be open to seeing FOTA's plans but, if he could choose, would align "with the series run by Bernie (Ecclestone)".

He said he would like to see the dispute settled as quickly as possible.

"So I can plan for the future," Villeneuve told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. "Next year I definitely want to be back in a single seater.

"At the moment everyone is waiting to see what happens, but I am already in talks with several teams," he revealed.

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