Speedcar Series-Jacques Villeneuve Si...

Speedcar Series-Jacques Villeneuve Signs Up

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Topic: SPEEDCAR SERIES-Jacques Villeneuve Signs Up Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will race with Speedcar in the last two rounds of the Series' inaugural season.

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Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#1 Mar 29, 2008
Go Jacques !! I will definitely be watching. I want him at Indy this year!
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#2 Mar 29, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
Go Jacques !! I will definitely be watching. I want him at Indy this year!
Why he is a one hit wonder and a huge crybaby.This stuck up snob needs to stay in canaduh

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#3 Mar 29, 2008
xusllabb wrote:
<quoted text>Why he is a one hit wonder and a huge crybaby.This stuck up snob needs to stay in canaduh
You have to be the dumbest thing I've ever came across. Professional troll you are, the only thing you're good at is professional trolling.

BTW, One hit wonder as in F-1 Champion, I guess you're not bright enough to process that it figures. Flare and run PT/DB. Coward.

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#4 Mar 29, 2008
Have fun, it's all your Manhoe
Satan

Shirokane, Japan

#5 Apr 1, 2008
lol serves him right for sucking the money out of BAR and acting like a primadonna.

To the reject series you go!
Say What

Dryden, Canada

#6 Apr 1, 2008
Nationwide of the Middle East,... except on road courses
http://www.speedcarseries.com/concept.php

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#7 Apr 1, 2008
Doesn't mater he's an F-1 Champion and Indy 500 winner that in itself is a high level of success!
Talk all the smack you want no one can take that from him. But nice try.
Say What

Dryden, Canada

#8 Apr 1, 2008
He's done more to get where he is than a certain cup "Superstar" that some fans go GAGA over.
If he ever gets a real opportunity in NASCAR he will do well.

At the age of 13 his mother allowed him to drive a 100 cc kart at a kart track in Imola. The owners of the track, Luigi and Massimo Buratti, were impressed by the Canadian and after proving himself in a 100 cc machine, he moved up to the 135 cc version before, on the same day, being allowed onto the Grand Prix circuit with a Formula Four car.
Soon, Villeneuve's uncle, Jacques Sr., enrolled him at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Villeneuve's course lasted three days and in that time the Canadian demonstrated a great amount of concentration for a boy of his age. At the end of his course, the young Canadian received his diploma and chief instructor Gilbert Pednault declared Villeneuve as the best student he’d ever seen. During the summer of 1987, Villeneuve attended a racing school set up by former instructor Richard Spenard. In return for helping in the garage, the Canadian received guidance in terms of race craft as he attempted to hone his skills. At the age of seventeen, Villeneuve was too young to obtain a racing license in both his native Canada and Italy and so, with help from the Canadian Automotive Federation, got a license from Andorra.
In 1988, the seventeen year old entered the Alfa Cup and, against former Formula One drivers Johnny Cecotto and Mauro Baldi, finished the two legged race in tenth position. Two weeks later at Monza, Villeneuve was up against the likes of Riccardo Patrese and Nicola Larini.
A year later, Villeneuve competed in the Italian Formula Three series from 1989 through 1991, but Villeneuve failed to make in impression. In 1992, he raced in the Japanese Formula Three series, winning three races and placing second in the championship. Villeneuve soon received an invitation from Craig Pollock to compete as a one–off in the Trois Rivières Formula Atlantic race, Villeneuve finished the race third and Pollock was impressed by Villeneuve, leading him to arrange for the Canadian to race in the North American Toyota Atlantic series for the upcoming season.
During the 1993 season, Villeneuve took seven pole positions and five race victories from the 15 races.However, a few crucial driving errors cost the Canadian the series title and so finished his debut season third in the standings.
CART IndyCar World Series
His Forsythe-Green team took Villeneuve up a level into the IndyCar championship in 1994. In his first year, Villeneuve came second at that year's Indianapolis 500 and won his first race at Road America, the scene in which his uncle became the first Canadian to win a CART race ten years before. Villeneuve finished the season in sixth position; 131 points behind champion Al Unser Jr. and also taking the Rookie of the Year award.
Villeneuve started the '95 campaign strongly, winning the first race on the streets of Miami. Along with the win in Miami came three other victories, the most significant of which came at Indianapolis for the Indy 500. Despite a mid–race two lap penalty, Villeneuve won the race by two seconds from Brazilian Christian Fittipaldi. His performances, as well as his family name, brought him to the attention of Frank Williams, Managerial Director of the Williams Grand Prix team. Williams signed him to his Formula One team for the 1996 and Villeneuve began testing the Williams F1 car in 1995 after the IndyCar season. Villeneuve was the last CART IndyCar World Series champion before the 1996 CART/IRL split created two rival series: The Indy Racing League (IRL) and the Champ Car World Series.
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#9 Apr 1, 2008
this guy is a prick with ears

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#10 Apr 2, 2008
I know he rocks we just have a gnat that talks out the side of it's neck that just "doesn't get it but then again "it" gets nada. Dang trolls don't understand nor want to, lol. They don't even follow Nascar!
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#11 Apr 2, 2008
I dont follow neckcar cause its booorrrring and has to many stupid rules like free pass.Villeneuve needs to go back to Canaduh and stay there.You dont want this crybaby in neckcar if she gets put into the wall once you will never hear the end of it.If you think jeff gordon is a baby you aint seen anything yet

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#12 Apr 2, 2008
Say What wrote:
He's done more to get where he is than a certain cup "Superstar" that some fans go GAGA over.
If he ever gets a real opportunity in NASCAR he will do well.
At the age of 13 his mother allowed him to drive a 100 cc kart at a kart track in Imola. The owners of the track, Luigi and Massimo Buratti, were impressed by the Canadian and after proving himself in a 100 cc machine, he moved up to the 135 cc version before, on the same day, being allowed onto the Grand Prix circuit with a Formula Four car.
Soon, Villeneuve's uncle, Jacques Sr., enrolled him at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Villeneuve's course lasted three days and in that time the Canadian demonstrated a great amount of concentration for a boy of his age. At the end of his course, the young Canadian received his diploma and chief instructor Gilbert Pednault declared Villeneuve as the best student he’d ever seen. During the summer of 1987, Villeneuve attended a racing school set up by former instructor Richard Spenard. In return for helping in the garage, the Canadian received guidance in terms of race craft as he attempted to hone his skills. At the age of seventeen, Villeneuve was too young to obtain a racing license in both his native Canada and Italy and so, with help from the Canadian Automotive Federation, got a license from Andorra.
In 1988, the seventeen year old entered the Alfa Cup and, against former Formula One drivers Johnny Cecotto and Mauro Baldi, finished the two legged race in tenth position. Two weeks later at Monza, Villeneuve was up against the likes of Riccardo Patrese and Nicola Larini.
A year later, Villeneuve competed in the Italian Formula Three series from 1989 through 1991, but Villeneuve failed to make in impression. In 1992, he raced in the Japanese Formula Three series, winning three races and placing second in the championship. Villeneuve soon received an invitation from Craig Pollock to compete as a one–off in the Trois Rivières Formula Atlantic race, Villeneuve finished the race third and Pollock was impressed by Villeneuve, leading him to arrange for the Canadian to race in the North American Toyota Atlantic series for the upcoming season.
During the 1993 season, Villeneuve took seven pole positions and five race victories from the 15 races.However, a few crucial driving errors cost the Canadian the series title and so finished his debut season third in the standings.
CART IndyCar World Series
His Forsythe-Green team took Villeneuve up a level into the IndyCar championship in 1994. In his first year, Villeneuve came second at that year's Indianapolis 500 and won his first race at Road America, the scene in which his uncle became the first Canadian to win a CART race ten years before. Villeneuve finished the season in sixth position; 131 points behind champion Al Unser Jr. and also taking the Rookie of the Year award.
Villeneuve started the '95 campaign strongly, winning the first race on the streets of Miami. Along with the win in Miami came three other victories, the most significant of which came at Indianapolis for the Indy 500. Despite a mid–race two lap penalty, Villeneuve won the race by two seconds from Brazilian Christian Fittipaldi. His performances, as well as his family name, brought him to the attention of Frank Williams, Managerial Director of the Williams Grand Prix team. Williams signed him to his Formula One team for the 1996 and Villeneuve began testing the Williams F1 car in 1995 after the IndyCar season. Villeneuve was the last CART IndyCar World Series champion before the 1996 CART/IRL split created two rival series: The Indy Racing League (IRL) and the Champ Car World Series.
Well said.
Canada Eh

Toronto, Canada

#13 Apr 8, 2008
I hope Jacques is able to get a ride in NASCAR again, would sure make it a lot more exciting.
BSP

Canada

#14 Apr 11, 2008
xusllabb wrote:
this guy is a prick with ears
and you're a p#ssy with a d!ck
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#15 Apr 11, 2008
BSP wrote:
<quoted text>
and you're a p#ssy with a d!ck
yet another loser from canaduh eh
Proud Canadian

Oshawa, Canada

#16 Apr 13, 2008
Xusllabb, your comments are simply rude and arrogant which have become typical of American attitude. At the very least as a Canadian Villeneuve can travel the world amongst friends and allies. What have you accomplished?
mansell 005

Kanata, Canada

#17 May 25, 2008
Satan wrote:
lol serves him right for sucking the money out of BAR and acting like a primadonna.
To the reject series you go!
bar offered him the money-he didnt suck bar dry they wanted to build a team around him like they did schumacher at ferrari,bar built a car with people who had no experience in formula 1 previously like rick gorne,thats not villeneves fault,two podiums and a fourth place in a uncompetitive car.people blame villeneve for bar or honda now not being competitive,so how come yrs later they are still not at the top of the grid?they lack the organization and people thats why?with ross brawn there now that will change. a formula one team is not just the driver thats needed but race winning or cutting edge designers,good mechanics,skiled management.they had a good tech in 2004 who was responsible for button having a competitive yr and a win in 2005-the same person who designed villeneuves winning 97 car but they fired him .

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