Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve

1971-04-09 (age 50)


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Villeneuve: Hamilton must “be aggressive” to reclaim F1 world title

Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Lewis Hamilton must get over his disappointment of losing the 2021 title to Max Verstappen and “be aggressive” to claim it back.

Former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve to run 2022 Daytona 500
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Former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve to run 2022 Daytona 500

Former Formula 1 and Indy 500 champion Jacques Villeneuve plans to take another shot at winning the Daytona 500.

Top 10 Williams F1 drivers ranked: Mansell, Hill, Montoya and more

Williams is one of Formula 1’s great teams, having racked up seven drivers’ titles and nine constructors’ crowns. Motorsport.com ranks its 10 greatest drivers.

Villeneuve scores maiden NASCAR Euro Series win in Italy
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Villeneuve scores maiden NASCAR Euro Series win in Italy

Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion, scored his first-ever victory in the NASCAR Euro Series after a dramatic opening race of its 2021 finals weekend at Vallelunga on Saturday.

Gallery: All of Jacques Villeneuve's F1 race wins

As Jacques Villeneuve turns 49 on April 9, we recap all 11 of his grand prix victories in a Formula 1 career that spanned from 1996-2006.

Gallery: All Williams F1 cars since 1978

The legendary Williams Formula 1 team was formed in 1977, although Frank Williams had been running cars in F1 since 1969, and manufactured its first design a year later. Here are all of its cars...

Villeneuve: Ricciardo, not Vettel, deserved penalty in Canada

Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says it was Daniel Ricciardo and not Sebastian Vettel who deserved to be penalised in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Villeneuve to contest Scandinavian Carrera Cup opener

Porsche Sweden has signed 1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve to contest the opening round of the Scandinavian Carrera Cup.

Jacques Villeneuve, Ellen Lohr set for NASCAR Euro Series debuts

The NASCAR Euro Series starts its 11th season on April 13 in Valencia, Spain with two new names expected to be listed on the entry list joining former NASCAR Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte.

Jacques Villeneuve: Zolder track debut will be “important to me”

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says that his first-ever race later this year at the Zolder track in Belgium, where his father Gilles was killed in 1982, will be “quite important to me”.

Gallery: All Sauber F1 cars since 1993

Peter Sauber first entered his Hinwil-based team in Formula 1 in 1993, as the Swiss outfit first partnered with Mercedes. It has seen plenty of changes since then! Here are all of its F1 cars...

Gallery: All Renault F1 cars since 1977

Renault has been a huge part of Formula 1 history – bringing turbocharger technology to the sport, and powering many title winners with its engines. Here are all of its works F1 cars...

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series reveals 2019 rules package

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presented its rule package for the 2019 season, which includes ELITE 1 races being 15 kilometers longer.

Villeneuve to make full-time NASCAR racing return in Europe

Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve will return to racing full-time next year in the NASCAR Euro Series.

Jacques Villeneuve, DJ Kennington part of new Hall of Fame class

Second-generation drivers become the first pair of father-son duos to enter the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

Jacques Villeneuve stumbles in ARX rallycross semi-final at GP3R

After a four-year absence, Jacques Villeneuve was back behind the wheel of a rallycross car as he took part in the ARX (Americas Rallycross Championship) event at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières last weekend.

Jacques Villeneuve tests his ARX Rallycross Subaru

Former Formula 1 World Champion, Jacques Villeneuve tested the Subaru WRX STI he will be driving this weekend at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières rallycross event.

Villeneuve to compete in Americas Rallycross' Canada round

1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve will return to rallycross next week when he races a Subaru WRX STI Supercar in the Canadian round of the Americas Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivieres.

Repeat Monaco mistake shows Verstappen "not learning"

Max Verstappen’s repeat of his 2016 Monaco Grand Prix qualifying crash this weekend proves the Red Bull Formula 1 driver is not learning from his mistakes, according to Sergio Perez.

Stroll: I don't listen to Villeneuve anymore

Williams Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says he doesn’t listen to fellow Canadian and 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve anymore.

Opinion: Can Stroll ever silence his harshest critic?

With rookie Sergey Sirotkin joining Williams in 2018, Lance Stroll becomes team leader in only his second Formula 1 season. His most vocal critic has been Jacques Villeneuve, but are his disparaging remarks really justified?

Untold story: When Schumacher met Villeneuve in the bar after Jerez '97 Prime

Untold story: When Schumacher met Villeneuve in the bar after Jerez '97

On this day 20 years ago, Jacques Villeneuve clinched the 1997 Formula 1 World Championship at Jerez after one of the most dramatic and controversial finales the sport has ever seen.

Toro Rosso's Honda "gamble" puts team at risk - Villeneuve

The Toro Rosso Formula 1 team could pay the price in the near future for taking Honda engines, says 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

Villeneuve slams Perez for "dirty" move on Ocon

Former Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Sergio Perez for the "ridiculous" move that led to the Mexican's collision with teammate Esteban Ocon in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Villeneuve: Stroll podium doesn't change "pathetic" earlier form

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve stands by his criticism of Lance Stroll's pre-Baku performances, despite the rookie's breakthrough podium in Azerbaijan.

Villeneuve: Vettel swipe was 'ugly' but no big deal

Jacques Villeneuve has come out in defence of Sebastian Vettel after the German's lunge at Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan GP.

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1 1997

One of the toughest title duels in recent Formula 1 history had a controversial ending 20 years ago. Here are the 29 drivers...

Ecclestone “instrumental” in splitting IndyCar, says Villeneuve

1995 IndyCar champion and ’97 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has said that the media and fan attention that followed Nigel Mansell from Formula 1 to CART Indy car racing in 1993 “annoyed” Bernie Ecclestone.

F1 "went wrong" when it started listening to fans – Villeneuve

Formula 1 took the wrong path when it started listening to the fans in an attempt to improve the show, believes 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve.

Stroll impressing Williams in Villeneuve-like rookie test programme

Williams' outgoing tech chief Pat Symonds says he was impressed by Lance Stroll's performances in his pre-F1 test programme, likening the Canadian's preparation to that of compatriot Jacques Villeneuve.

Teenagers debuting in F1 gives off "the wrong image" - Villeneuve

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has warned that the trend for drivers to be pushed into F1 as teenagers is giving off the "wrong image" about the sport.

Villeneuve: "Hamilton made sure Rosberg was a worthy champion"

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says that Lewis Hamilton's approach to the Abu Dhabi title decider was fair - and that the Briton "made sure" Nico Rosberg wound up a worthy champion.

Villeneuve happy "ridiculous" moving under braking banned

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve says he welcomes the decision by Formula 1 chiefs to ban the "ridiculous" moving under braking behaviour that had crept in to the sport.

Kvyat's results not deserving of 2017 deal - Villeneuve

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Daniil Kvyat did not produce strong enough results in 2016 to be kept on by "retirement team" Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Verstappen clarifies Villeneuve "deadly accident" remarks

Max Verstappen has clarified remarks that have appeared in the media hitting out at Jacques Villeneuve, in the wake of his Belgian Grand Prix controversy.

Villeneuve: Verstappen getting "protection" from FIA

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve claims the lack of action over Max Verstappen's aggressive driving suggests the Dutchman is getting "protection" from the FIA.

Villeneuve downplays suggestions of Formula E comeback

Jacques Villeneuve has downplayed recent suggestions he is considering making a comeback in Formula E after his abortive stint with Venturi late last year.

Villeneuve aims to take No. 27 to Daytona

Following confirmation that Jacques Villeneuve will race in this year’s NASCAR XFINITY series, the French-Canadian has told Motorsport.com he will be entered in a #27 Ford at Daytona this month.

Jacques Villeneuve set to make NASCAR comeback

Former IndyCar Series and Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is set to make a comeback in the NASCAR Xfinity series this season.

Villeneuve: No plans after Formula E exit

Ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve says he has no plans for the future after parting ways with the Venturi Formula E team.

Exclusive: Conway to replace Villeneuve at Venturi

Mike Conway will replace Jacques Villeneuve at the Venturi Formula E team for the rest of the 2015-16 season.

Exclusive: Villeneuve parts ways with Venturi Formula E team

Jacques Villeneuve has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team after a disappointing first three races of the season with the Monegasque team.

Villeneuve says F1 needs to be "stupid, crazy" again

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Formula 1 needs to be "crazy and stupid" again if it is regain its popularity among fans.

Villeneuve says no ill feeling over Da Costa crash

Jacques Villeneuve says there is no lingering ill feeling with Antonio Felix da Costa after the pair's mid-race coming together in the Beijing ePrix last weekend.

Villeneuve: Testing tells us nothing about our competitiveness

He may be bullish on his chances of success, but Jacques Villeneuve isn't prepared to make any firm predictions on where he and his Venturi team stand in the Formula E pecking order, as he told Rene Fagnan.

Alejandro Agag: In the corridors of power – Part 2

In the second part of an exclusive two-part feature, Sam Smith reveals Alejandro Agag's thoughts on the present and future of Formula E's corporate structure.

Bird sets the pace as final testing resumes

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams & ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spot

Buemi breaks Donington testing lap record

Renault e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi broke the Formula E lap record at Donington Park on Tuesday as he topped pre-season two testing for the second day in succession. 

Villeneuve: “I’m not here as a whizzkid, it’s because I love racing”

Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve says he has joined the FIA Formula E ranks because he wanted to be involved in a series where the cars are developed to get ever-faster.

F1 Champion Villeneuve makes Formula E debut at Donington Park

Jacques Villeneuve appearance at Donington today was the first time he’d visited the circuit since his F1 days with Williams.

Villeneuve signs with Venturi for upcoming Formula E season

Jacques Villeneuve is making a return to single-seaters for the second season of the FIA Formula E championship, running the full schedule for Venturi.

Villeneuve: Ferrari's strong pace "bad news" for Rosberg

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes that Ferrari’s strong pace on the long runs in Shanghai free practice could spell bad news for Nico Rosberg this weekend.

Ricardo Maurício and Nestor Girolami win Stock Car Race of the Duos in Brazil

45 thousand people packed the grandstand at the Ayrton Senna Circuit in Goiânia. Marcos Gomes/Mark Winterbottom came second with Allam Khodair/Antonio Felix da Costa third after a fierce battle with Cacá Bueno/José Maria López

Stock Car Brazil: Abreu and Piquet on pole in a dry circuit

Marcos Gomes and Australia’s Mark Winterbottom join them on the first row of the grid in the Race of the Duos, the opening round of Brazilian Stock Car Championship.

Co-drivers getting along with Stock Cars in Brazil

Mark Winterbottom, Laurens Vanthoor, Nestor Girolami and several others showed quick adaptation to the 500hp-powered touring cars.

Star names show good pace in Brazil Stock Cars

Eclectic mix of top racers join regular field at Goiânia – including Prost, Piquet, Villeneuve, Vanthoor and Winterbottom

Brazilian Stock Cars: In mixed conditions, guest drivers show their pace

First practice in Goiania was split in two groups, with the second one right after a light rain.

Villeneuve slams Alonso for lack of Ferrari 'respect'

Jacques Villeneuve has sided firmly with Ferrari after F1's highest profile driver move.