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Villeneuve says new turbo era could destroy Formula 1

Villeneuve says new turbo era could destroy Formula 1 14 February, 2014 Jacques Villeneuve Formula 1′s all-new turbo era risks destroying the sport, according to outspoken 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. The French-Canadian, often referred to as an Formula 1 purist, admitted he is no fan of the radical new rules, featuring energy recovery-bolstered V6 engines. 'I think personally the rules are too restrictive; it's not Formula 1,' he told the Telegraph. 42-year-old Villeneuve, whilst announcing his participation in the FIA world rallycross championship this year, said the rules are even a step back from 2013, when drivers often nursed fragile Pirelli tyres to the flag. Now,...
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