Villeneuve not confirming FIA interview for 2011 entry

Jacques Villeneuve has pointed gentle criticism in the direction of the hopeful Spanish entrant Epsilon Euskadi. It is believed that, as well as Stefan GP, Villeneuve's joint bid with the Italian former GP2 outfit Durango is in competition with...

Jacques Villeneuve has pointed gentle criticism in the direction of the hopeful Spanish entrant Epsilon Euskadi.

It is believed that, as well as Stefan GP, Villeneuve's joint bid with the Italian former GP2 outfit Durango is in competition with Epsilon Euskadi for the last place on the 2011 Formula One grid.

The 1997 world champion was racing American stock cars at Watkins Glen at the weekend, where he reportedly responded to the news that Epsilon Euskadi is already testing a scale model of its 2011 car.

Villeneuve, 39, is quoted by La Presse Canadienne as saying the Spanish outfit's move is like "putting the cart before the horse", and probably released to the media in the interests of public relations.

The report also said the French Canadian refused to confirm or deny reports that the three 2011 hopefuls have been summoned to an interview later this week with the FIA in Paris.

And Villeneuve said he is no longer affiliated with Stefan GP, even though his photo is depicted with the caption "drivers of 2010" on the Serbian outfit's website.

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