• Sep 16th 2010 at 8:57AM
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The FIA may have rejected their bid to field a new team, but don't count Jacques Villeneuve and Durango out for the count just yet. According to reports from the paddock, the joint venture composed of a former world champion and an Italian racing team is going old-school in its campaign to own and operate its own F1 team.

Typically the easiest (and often the most successful) way of gaining control of an F1 team has been to buy an existing one, rather than start one from scratch. On that basis, Villeneuve and Durango are reportedly shopping around at existing teams struggling to get ahead and which might be up for sale. Newcomers HRT and Virgin are said to be in their sites, but we wouldn't count Scuderia Toro Rosso out of the question for that matter, either.

[Source: ESPN | Image: Jason Smith/Getty]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Good luck in his search... although I doubt it will be Toro Rosso being as it is owned pretty much by RedBull anyway...
      • 5 Years Ago
      He just never gives up, eh? Good for him
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Newcomers HRT and Virgin are said to be in their sites..."

      Sights, maybe? Or did I miss a memo?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oops, and I could have noticed that this is already pointed out. Sorry.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No matter what team they try to purchase I am delighted to see Villenueve name back in F1. It is great for the sport, Canadian fans will be thrilled, and I wish them all the success.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would be a great thing to see Jacques back at Cicuit de Gilles Villeneuve in F1 livery, so it should make for an interesting off season while we watch the dominoes fall (or not) into place.

      I wonder if Dollar General might be an associate sponsor?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry to be that guy,
      but it is gun "sights", not "sites."
      If teams are in their sites, that means that they are where they are (i.e. home...).

      Good luck shopping, boys.
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