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August 31, 2009

Jacques Villeneuve: Spineless Weasel

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:35 am

Villeneuve TempermentThe malcontented, disrespectful, arrogant little twit opined in USA Today last week that “…on the planet there are just two good forms of racing, F1 and NASCAR.”

He is one of less than a handful of Indianapolis 500 winners who have no business being likened on the Borg-Warner. Villeneuve tarnishes the iconic trophy. I would like to formally move that we go ahead and retroactively award the 1995 Indianapolis 500 to Scott Goodyear, a Canadian who actually deserves it and would continue to respect the dignity and traditions of the event. His rhythm was correct that day despite the stupidity of a pace car pilot that cost him the win. Villeneuve’s presence on the trophy insults the other winners and participants who have the proper respect.Punk Bitch

Hell, as a compromise and in deference to screeching cart apologists still fighting their own stupid pointless boycott war, I am even willing to move to mercy hump Paul Tracy into victory lane late for his 2002 pass under yellow of Helio Castroneves, who has already won multiple times anyway. At least Paul has begun using the respect and intelligence portions of his cantankerous noggin lately.

What is Villeneuve’s issue? Is he not old enough emotionally to have matured beyond pre-pubescence?

Enough bandwidth about some undeserving whining punk. How about something happier? The racing that occurred this weekend was spectacular. At Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet under the lights, fans enjoyed an Indy-in-1992 temperature day as packs of Indy Cars sliced and diced at 210+ lap after lap in the second great oval race in a row. The end was another close shave and fans saw the racing for which the IRL used to be known. Here is hoping it is back to stay.

Another Great Chicagoland RaceRyan Briscoe has come all the way back from that bad crash there in ’05 and could well be the series champion at the end of the year. It would be interesting to have mic’d Tony Kanaan after the race. Marco appeared to have chopped Kanaan at the end, and that cost Tony some positions. Tony appeared livid.

Those who were dismayed at the 10pm eastern start have seen nothing yet. Wait until the middle of the night when they traipse off to Japan. I believe I need to make plans for Homestead to close out the season. That might be fun.

Is there any better F-1 venue than Spa-Francorchamps? Kimi Raikkonen took advantage of some early crashing by other favorites and won the thing.

The weather for the second US MotoGP at IMS was a lot better than last year, and about 75,000 folks got a great show. ALMS also put on a compelling show in Jacques’ home country. They are evidently ‘not a good form of racing’ however.

This is such a great part of the season with the possible exception of it being nearly complete.



  1. go #@&@ a #@&@, you #@&@ #@&@ old #@&@!

    Editor’s note: My faith in the education system of our great country is restored.

    Comment by jay — August 31, 2009 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  2. Monza is pretty good (I’m being coy, OK?). The greatness of these venues is obvious: there is hardly ever any racing at all in F1. Watch practice; watch qualifying; take the kids to the zoo on race day, because you already saw everything. Well, not *everything*, but close to it. Somebody could always screw up a pit stop.

    But today, we saw a race. Still think today’s ICS, and the CART of days long gone has F1 beat. Obviously, F1 has the technology and crazy slot-car-on-crack speed, but you really never see anything in F1 that could compare even to creaky old Dallara’s racing at Toronto. I can’t remember the last time I saw that much action during an F1 race.

    Malcontent seems like a good description of Villeneuve. To me, he’s just one of those guys that you can’t take their word. When he (or Scott Speed) make remarks like “there’s only F1 and NASCAR,” I can’t take it seriously. I can’t help but think that they’re grinding axe rather than giving a frank opinion.

    Comment by Boo Boo — August 31, 2009 @ 3:35 am | Reply

    • In all fairness Boo Boo, I’m not sure what race you were watching, but yesterdays Belgian Grand Prix was pretty full of passing… I know I thoroughly enjoyed it.
      Apparently Villeneuve is fishing for an F1 seat at the moment; he has conveniently plonked himself on the starting grid for TV interviews at races this year, so yeah; he’s trying to put himself in the frame.

      Comment by Leigh O'Gorman — August 31, 2009 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  3. WOW, how many other types of racing are there? It’s a long list. And I imagine Jock Strap has ruined his name with all of them.

    All JV is trying to do is get himself a ride NASCAR ride after F1. He might find that lot is not a plentiful as it used to be.

    The IMS has too much class to take his mug off the Warner, but when he comes crawling for a ride after he learns there’s nothing in NASCAR, all ICS owners whould look the other way.

    About Chicago, Awesome race and even more of point to call JV an idiot.

    Comment by Mike Miller — August 31, 2009 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  4. No event, be it the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Monaco GP, the Daytona 500 or the Indy 500 has a right to respect, it has to be earnt and maintained.

    No driver should lose a race win retroatively due to expressing an opinion.

    Bill of Rights and Free Speech etc.
    Editor’s note: Earnt?

    Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — August 31, 2009 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

    • Yes, earnt. These events didn’t garner respect off the bat, it was after time that they became respected as the events they are. If there is a drop in standards that respect can be lost. e.g if Le Mans was run with golf carts next year it would lose its respect as an event.

      You whole post seems like a big oversensitive overreaction, Villeneuve expressed an opinion that F1 and Nascar are the only good forms of racing left. I would add ALMS and LMS to that. He never made any mention of the IRL or Indycar or the 500.

      I500 winners are not obliged to suck IMS’s #$@*.

      Agreed. But there is a big difference between respect and fellatio (although most everyone loves being fellated) where Indy Car racing is concerned. And the Indianapolis 500 has ‘earnt’ respect for nearly 100 years. Villeneuve has chosen the punk route for years. He needs to grow up.

      Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — August 31, 2009 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

  5. Look, I was as big a JV fan as you can imagine (south of the Canadian border, anyway) back in ’93 through ’96 or so. However, there’s basically no defense for anything that he’s said in the last four years. When he “left” F1, and attempted to find a ride in NASCAR, he said stuff along the lines of “NASCAR is the only true racing series in the world”. Now that he’s trying to find another F1 ride, long after what his peak years should have been (he squandered those in a horrendous BAR team), F1 has joined the list of “true” series. Apparently, he thinks that pandering equals instant sponsorship and ride offers. Unfortunately for the ol’ Jacquster, people remember back past what he might have said in the last five days. Sorry, bud, but the best you’re liable to get from here on out are Le Mans one-offs for Pescarolo and the like.

    Comment by The Speedgeek — August 31, 2009 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

  6. Earnt. Jesus man, you serious? WTF is that? It’s not even in the dictionary. It’s one of those words where the result comes up saying “Did you mean . . . . ” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/earnt

    Comment by grammer po-leese — September 1, 2009 @ 11:04 am | Reply

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