Canadian race car driver and former Formula 1 driver, Jacques Villeneuve will return to the Andros Trophy ice racing series this weekend as he will contest the third round of the 2012/2013 season in Alpe d'Huez, France.
During the past two winters, the 1997 F1 World Champion was a works driver for Skoda and finished twice on the podium. But following last season's controversy (when he collided with Alain Prost at the start of the last race) and Skoda's withdrawal from the series, Villeneuve decided not to return.
However, he has changed his mind and will contest Round 3 held this weekend at Alpe d'Huez, driving a Citroen DS3 for team SPEEDAVENTURE.com.
Auto123.com a called Jacques Villeneuve in Europe to discuss the matter.
“Team boss Christian Petit called me two days ago about doing this race,” Villeneuve told us.
“Since I was already in Europe, I gladly accepted his proposal. It is the same car, the same team and the same engineer I had two years ago. And I had a lot of fun that year. Last season, there were too much politics and contoversy. This weekend, I'll be driving my old car, without pressure, just for fun,” Villeneuve continued.
“I drove for nine hours in a snow storm to do a brief test in the car at Serre-Chevalier. Now, we're heading for Alpe d'Huez. I'll do this race, but if I have the titme to do the rest of the season aftyer Christmas, I'll be glad to do it,” Villeneuve concluded.