Villeneuve stated on several occasions this year that he is not ready to retire from professional racing and that with the current climate in Formula One he is very tempted to return.
“I'm a racing driver and I always will be, that's why I'm looking about myself for F1” said the former F1 champion in an interview for Autosprint, as reported by autosport.com.
The F1 competition became appealing again to Villeneuve with the introduction of new regulations such as racing on slick tires and banning electronics. Looking at a Formula One which puts emphasis on the drivers skills again is something that interests Villeneuve a lot, as he openly admitted he aims for the Triple Crown of Motorsport before retiring.
“In my opinion today's cars are better to watch and they will be even more so next year. They will be more fun driving them, especially with the fuel-stop ban. You can see them sliding more, without electronic aids: this way the show is better” said Jacques Villeneuve. “I've been saying it ten years: ban pitstops, get back to slick tires and get rid of electronics. I'm only sorry that compulsory pitstops for tire changes are staying, because that takes away some of the action coming from the fuel factor” continued the driver.
Villeneuve also mentioned that, because of the test ban, he believes that teams are interested in more experienced drivers: “driving is the only thing that interests me and all the mess that's happened helps me: with the test ban, we experienced drivers are handy. I can't say what will happen, but I'm giving it a go”.