• 3
Jacques Villeneuve may have his eyes set on a return to Formula One, but he isn't about to sit around waiting for it. The former world champion has announced plans to contest the upcoming Spa 24 Hours in Belgium later this month.

In preparation, Villeneuve raced touring cars at the Spa 12 Hours, sharing a WTCC-spec Seat Leon with Jordi Gene and Pierre Yves Corthals, placing 28th overall. At the full round-the-clock event, however, the Canadian driver will be behind the wheel of a Mosler MT900R fielded by Gravity Racing International.

With the Speedcar Series mothballed, Villeneuve also announced he'll be coming home late next month for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the circuit named for his father. A far cry from F1, but a driver's got to work, right?

[Source: Autosport | Image: Marc Serota/Getty]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is the writer of this article aware that Jacques had been trying to get in NASCAR full time for about 2 years or so? Has run races in truck, Nationwide, and Cup series. As recently as mid January he said he was devoting all his time to trying to secure a full time ride. "Going back to Le Mans would take too much time away from pursuing NASCAR," he said.
        • 5 Years Ago
        JV also won at Spa last year with Peugeot before coming second with Peugeot at Le Mans. And with his Nascar attempts, in his first attempt in Talladega he put his Toyota 6th on the grid. Not bad for a Nascar rookie.
      • 5 Years Ago
      have fun jacques!
      I dont like u too much but I still wish a could change with you and get behind the wheel of that Mosler racing Spa around the clock...