According to the GMM news agency, when asked by BBC commentator and former F1 driver Martin Brundle if coming to Monaco is just remember the old times or something more, Villeneuve commented ambiguously, setting the pavement for new comeback rumors.
“That's a tough question isn't it? Seeing the slick tires, the cars look fun to drive, so yeah, I'm missing it a bit now. With all the chaos happening now in F1, you never know,” said Villeneuve, while also insisting he's just as fit to drive an F1 machinery as he was more than 3 years ago: “I haven't gone to TV (commentating) yet, so - yeah - I would be fit enough.”
The 38-year old French-Canadian driver won 11 races in his entire Formula One career, which started in 1996, with Williams Renault. Villeneuve won the F1 title a year later, after a thrilling battle to the very last race with soon-to-be-F1-conqueror Michael Schumacher.
Two years later, he moved to BAR, where he remained until the end of 2003. After a sabbatical in 2004 – or at least he thought so, until competing for Renault in the final 3 races of the season – he moved to BMW Sauber. After being told that he needed to prove himself ahead of newcomer Robert Kubica for the second racing spot with the team, Villeneuve decided to switch to NASCAR at the end of 2006.
In the following 3 years, he raced mostly in NASCAR, while also making year-to-year appearances in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. He publicly admitted that his main purpose for his final years of racing is becoming the second driver in motorsport history to clinch the Triple Crown of Motorsport after Graham Hill (as he previously won the Indianapolis 500 and F1 title).