Formula e – Jacques Villeneuve: “It’s real racing”

Cautious about Formula e when it was launched, Jacques Villeneuve told AUTOhebdo that he was delighted to join the 100% electric single-seater championship with Venturi.

Published on 21/10/2015 à 14:01

Pierre Tassel

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Formula e – Jacques Villeneuve: “It’s real racing”

It only took a few turns of the wheels during a driving session on the Paul-Ricard track in Var for Jacques Villeneuve was convinced to embark on a full season with the Venturi team in Formula e.

The Canadian, world champion of F1 1997, seemed reserved about the discipline at its launch but his doubts were dissipated. « I discovered another world, another way of working, he confides to AUTOhebdo. At the beginning, I had to get my bearings. As it is impossible to do more than forty laps during a day of testing, you have to do a bit of everything: adjustments, energy saving…”

Delighted to be part of the Venturi adventure alongside Stéphane Sarrazin, the former pilot Williams does not hide his impatience as the 2015-2016 season begins this weekend in Beijing, China. “Honestly, I’m excited as hell! Do the teams and drivers take this championship very seriously? These are real racing cars, and This is real racing. »

Find our complete interview with Jacques Villeneuve, as well as our presentation file for the 2015-2016 Formula e season, in issue 2034 of AUTOhebdo, available now in digital version, and on newsstands.

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