Villeneuve Strongly Denies Comeback Reports

The news about Jacques Villeneuve returning to Formula One seem to get more contradictory by the hour. After it has surfaced in the media on Wednesday that the Canadian driver confirmed he will be making his F1 comeback with US F1 next season, he know denies having made any comment on the matter.

As reported by autoevolution a few hours ago, the 1997 F1 champion was reportedly interviewed by Germany's Sport Bild about the prospect of landing a 2010 seat, and answered affirmatively. After reading the piece of news himself, the 38-year old strongly denies having talked to the aforementioned publication.

It is not true at all. I have not been interviewed by someone from that magazine. The people from the USF1 team have not contacted me. What I clearly said a few weeks ago was that I am trying to return to Formula One, and that my chances are very slim,” Villeneuve was quoted as saying to

US F1's part owner Peter Windsor himself confirmed Villeneuve comments, while admitting he only had some preliminary talks with the former BMW Sauber driver during this season's US F1. In addition, the former Speed TV reporter admitted his team is still looking for an experienced North American open-wheeler, and revealed the 2010 lineup will be announced in the next few weeks.

Jacques is absolutely correct. We did chat briefly in Monaco and since then have not had a chance to talk again. We are considering the possibility of running an experienced driver in 2010. We will make a decision in due course,” added the Canadian driver.
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