UTA_flyinghigh
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Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:07 pm

From F1 Live :

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team this evening announced that French- Canadian Jacques Villeneuve will test for the team at Silverstone on Wednesday and Thursday.

Villeneuve conducted a seat-fitting at the team's Enstone base on Tuesday evening, and will begin acclimatising himself to the Renault R24 tomorrow at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Managing Director Flavio Briatore commented:

"We have reached an agreement for Jacques to test for the team at Silverstone on Wednesday and Thursday. This test might lead to Jacques joining the team for the final three races of the season beginning next week at the Chinese Grand Prix."

Press release
Renault F1 Team
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pilot kaz
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:11 pm

I don't care about the racing thing but yayers you used yayers!
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sebolino
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:11 pm

As usual, he'll do ... nothing. As long as he is paid, he doesn't care about the rest.
 
707CMF
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:24 pm

Poor Villeneuve will have to drive around with an Imo(n)de Telefonica Movistar Car !!!

however, the guy has a cool jet :


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cheers,

707
 
pilot kaz
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:28 pm

Plugging your pics again 707  Big grin

tut tut
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707CMF
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:34 pm

Plugging your pics again 707

Yeah, I know, can't resist  Innocent

Although an average of 1020 vpp voids all needs for plugging...

cheers,

707
 
QIguy24
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:41 pm

This is great news. But I doubt that he will have any effect on the top 3 next year.
If he had signed with BMW or McLaren then I would se hope at the end of the tunnel.

 
jasepl
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:28 pm

Double yayers! Villeneuve has always been my favourite ever since I got interested in F1.

And don't be too hard on him 707... Imagine how frustration it must have been to go from World Champion to nothing in a year and to then continue struggling with a crap car.

Let's hope he can do better at Renault than he did at BAR.

Besides, if nothing else, he can be counted on to provide some excitement in a now mind-numbingly boring sport.

Bonne change Jacques!
 
jasepl
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:31 pm

Double yayers! Villeneuve has always been my favourite ever since I got interested in F1.

And don't be too hard on him 707... Imagine how frustration it must have been to go from World Champion to nothing in a year and to then continue struggling with a crap car.

Let's hope he can do better at Renault than he did at BAR. Besides, if nothing else, he can be counted on to provide some excitement in a now mind-numbingly boring sport.

Bonne chance Jacques!
 
Qb001
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:37 pm

Another arrogant, born with a silver spoon, egotistic, know-it-all preppie that got a brand new luxury car. And no, I'm not talking about some a.net teenage right-wing nut... Anyway.

In today's local paper it says Villeneuve signed with Sauber for two years... I don't understand.

I hope it does well.
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SlamClick
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:41 pm

That is cool, but until Michael retires it doesn't much matter who else drives. How old is Villeneuve?

Maybe one day we'll have another American driver. Maybe I'll even live to see it.
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Andreas
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:46 pm

Sauber announced officially that they signed the "son of Gilles" for the next 2 seasons.
That should tell some people something about the market value of this guy in F1...yes he's fast, but he's neither able nor willing to "develop" a car. So you either put him into a winning machine or...well, take your guesses...


btw: Which wouldn't stop him from driving Renault this year
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ScarletHarlot
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:54 am

I for one am excited...I'll get to see him drive in Australia next year! All right!

Now I just hope he does well. He's a flighty one, our Jacques.
But that was when I ruled the world
 
Stretch 8
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:59 am

The most impressive point on his CV:

Indianapolis 500 Champion.

Good luck to him and Mild7/Renault
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mapguy
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:52 am

>>"The most impressive point on his CV:

Indianapolis 500 Champion.<""

The last REAL Indy 500 champ. (With the exception of Paul Tracy, who won in 2002.)
 
USAIRWAYS321
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:29 am

Just announced recently that he'll drive for Sauber Petronas next year. If DC dosn't end up with a seat next year because of Villeneuve, I may cry.

http://f1.racing-live.com/en/headlines/news/detail/040915143003.shtml
 
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:59 am

Freekin Flavio,

Runs the Renault team like it's his own private soap opera, drama-queens........ good luck JV
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sw733
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:16 pm

Villeneuve is a good guy, i met him like 6 years ago or whatever when he was still racing Indycars...actually I met him at his first win at Elkhart Lake...good times...but he sucks at F1 lol
 
vaporlock
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:18 pm

YAYERSSSSSSSSS - He's going to be a great addition to F1 racing!!!!!  Big thumbs up

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic
 
ScarletHarlot
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:43 am

Did you guys see that he is going to run the last three races with Renault?

http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/national/2004/09/17/Sports/villeneuve090517.html

...so they can beat BAR in the constructors'!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Arniepie
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:48 am

On a sidenote: Anyone knows which team is going to take Jaguars places now they are out? (and what happens with its pilots)
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USAIRWAYS321
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Sat Sep 18, 2004 9:43 am

Arniepie: Jaguar claims that they have people interested in buying the team, but who knows. Also, Mark Webber has a confirmed Williams BMW ride for next season, so he'll be ok. I'm not sure what will happen to Christian Klien though.
 
jasepl
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:24 pm

Villeneuve, now with Renault, qualified 12th for Shanghai. Could have done better, but not bad for the first time out in a year.

Yayers!
 
Tiger119
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RE: Yayers! Villeneuve Back In F1!

Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:35 pm

"however, the guy has a cool jet"

- 707, he registers his aircraft in Luxembourg?

"The last REAL Indy 500 champ. (With the exception of Paul Tracy, who won in 2002.)"  Confused

- Who cries more, Paul Tracy or Robbie Gordon?

"Yayers!"

- What the heck does "Yayers!" mean anyway?



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