Saturday, 25 April 2015

Villeneuve critical of the Manor Marussia F1 Team

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Former Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve has criticised the Manor Marussia F1 Team saying that the outfit would be better off in the GP2 championship of the Renault 3.5 Series as they are not competitive in the sport.

Villeneuve, who won the world championship with Williams in 1997 also criticised Fernando Alonso’s decision to return to the McLaren team with Honda saying that he feels that the Spaniard will never win a race again in Formula One. 

However in relation to the Manor Marussia F1 Team, their Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon stated in Bahrain that the team would not be in Formula One without the massive support they continue to receive from fans following criticism from Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Villeneuve has always been out spoken on issues in Formula One. The Canadian stated that the Pinnacle of motorsport is expensive and that they shouldn’t be there is they can’t be competitive.

However the new owner of the team Stephen Fitzpatrick would not have invested in the outfit if he felt that the project was not worth it.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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