That would be awesome, I would love a team Villeneuve and surely they’d have to be given ownership of number 27. Just think a Villeneuve racing in a number 27 car!
Probably never happen, but like steph said you gotta admire his determination to get back into F1. I tend to think people have missunderestimated his ability because of the way his carreer panned out after he left Williams.
I hope this isn’t a vanity project, a team designed to give Villeneuve a racing seat. It would be a waste of a grid position, if you ask me. There is no way Villeneuve could race and own a team at the same time; Mark Skaife tried it a few years ago in the V8 Supercars (largely because the rules prevented one person from owning two teams and Holden didn’t want to give up one of them so Skaife purchased it) and his form slumped almost immediately.
I don’t think it is a good idea, OK he can be a team principal but I don’t think that he should come back in F1 as a driver that last time he came back I think for BMW Sauber he didn’t do anything to talk about.A new team will be great but but not a old driver.
Well, yes, Villeneuve would get Car 27, which may be what got him interested this year in the first place. But again, if he wasn’t successful in 1999 (and that was with tobacco money behind now), what chance does he have now?
FWIW, the article bears no mention of Craig Pollock, who was JV’s manager and partner last time out. I guess he’s not interested? Either that, or he’s playing behind the scenes, which I doubt.
Are there places up for grabs? Surely 24 cars are enough.
There’s two: the original plan was to have twenty-six cars running this year, but USF1 never made it. So their grid position defaulted to the FIA who instead of granting it to someone like Stefan GP, elected to hold onto it for 2010 and open the entry bid process up again.