Nothing special about the website and I'm sure is a story probably carried on many F1 news places.
But it broke the camel's back for me. I've been a fan of JV since his bleached days of IndyCar glory. He was fantastic, and from those years have supported him, even joined the "No JV, No F1" campaign all those years ago, and given him the benefit of the doubt. Those years of him toiling around in the BAR didn't shake my faith in the guy, for he was a great racer who took it to Schumi, won the Indy 500, IndyCar Champ, and F1 WDC. He was a great. But in the past tense. I will always respect the guy for his ontrack achievements, but I know don't care for the guy on a personal level. He is a sh*t stirrer and ungrateful, jealous jerk. That's just my humble opinion of course fellow F1 fans.
“He can drive a car fast, but he can’t work with the engineers, he can’t develop the car, he won’t go to sponsor appointments,” Villeneuve said.
Where does one begin to dissect his drivel about Kimi. A guy who is the least political driver of his generation being put down by a driver who had one of the biggest mouths of the most recent generations. Kimi, a guy who has never created drama, fuss or disharmony in his teams. A driver that ALL his past mechanics and team members valued, respected and admired. Even Luca said very recently how much the Ferrari engineers were buzzing in having Kimi back in Ferrari next year. McLaren guys have always raved about Kimi. Lotus can't stop singing his praises and have probably shown the most love towards Kimi out of all his past teams.
The point is JV is wrong, and he's been wrong for so many years now. I honestly believe what PR work Kimi does is 1000% more effective than Button or Hamilton hocking some perfume, car insurance, toothpaste, shavers or whatever else they have fronted in the past. When Kimi does PR, people pay attention more than any other drivers. How about his Makia "contract" video. Gold. People loved it, talked about it and it got great exposure. Hamilton doing a shampoo commercial, yeah ok, it's an ad, you see it, you change the channel or wait for the ad break to be over. My point is more doesn't equal better or more effective. But less can in some circumstances = more effectiveness, more awareness, more exposure. If Kimi wasn't going to sponsor commitments, or avoiding them when he was supposed to be doing them, he'd face the penalties, or repercussions from his team anyway, and we havn't seen any evidence of that during his entire F1 career.
To me it all stinks of sour grapes. JV is old news, he's forgotten by many, and the latest generation of F1 fans wouldn't even know who he is. He's jealous of Kimi. Kimi has the most F1 fans, if not then on equal footing with Alonso for the biggest fan base. But I've noticed these past few years, him really ripping into Kimi as though it's personal. Kimi I'm sure wouldn't give a sh*t. And that's what I feel about JV.
Thanks for the memories JV. But I don't thank you for your continual presence in F1. Go away, stay gone and be grateful people even remember you.
This little 5 foot tall, balding french Canadian twerp should have shut up 5 years ago, but he can't. Just like the Kardashian trash cans can't stop infecting peoplse lives, just like Lindsay Lohan can't stop her addictions and breaking the law, just like Miley Cyrus can'd stop pretending to be a dog and wagging her tongue at everyone, JV can't stop having a pot shot at Kimi, and being available to any news or sports news crew that call him up, or ask him for his oppinion. It's the only way he can stay relevant and in the news. It truly and honestly saddens me it's come to this, but I'm no longer a fan of yours. That doesn't diminish your ontrack performances, but you are relieved of my fandom.