Villeneuve staying says Pollock

Villeneuve staying says Pollock

Jacques Villeneuve intends to stay in Formula One, according to his manager Craig Pollock, even after his contract with BAR expires at the end of this year. Villeneuve was hounded by rumours that he would return to the US to race this year after...

Jacques Villeneuve intends to stay in Formula One, according to his manager Craig Pollock, even after his contract with BAR expires at the end of this year. Villeneuve was hounded by rumours that he would return to the US to race this year after public spats with BAR boss David Richards and a long delay in the team announcing him as a driver for 2003.

Jacques Villeneuve.
Photo by Jeff Pappone.
"Jacques is in Formula One today and has every intention of staying in Formula One for quite a few days to come," said Pollock, who recently launch a CART team, PK Racing, in partnership with Kevin Kalkhoven.

"If he ever did consider coming back across the water he would probably go to the best team -- it would not necessarily be PK Racing because I am here. In the future, if the champ car series goes the way that I feel it is going to go, then he might consider coming over. But we certainly haven't overly discussed it, not at the moment."

Pollock went on to say that Villeneuve was still very much a fan of the champ car series and he would dearly like the Canadian to drive for him one day: "He's a great, great believer in the series. He actually wants the series to turn around, and I think that's also why he's very happy that I've set this team up across here. I must admit, it would be a dream for me to have Jacques driving in my champ car."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , David Richards , Kevin Kalkhoven