Villeneuve vs FIA [report]

Villeneuve vs FIA [report]

Post by Lucy La » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00


From today's Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk
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JACQUES Villeneuve was given a severe warning by the sport's ruling body, the
Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), yesterday and told he could
face a race ban in the future if he criticises next year's Formula One rules
again.

The world championship leader was called in front of the FIA to discuss recent
remarks referring to next year's regulations, which include narrower cars and
the switch to grooved tyres, as "a joke".

After leaving the hearing in Paris yesterday to catch a flight to Canada for
his home grand prix in Montreal this weekend, Villeneuve admitted that he had
been reprimanded over his comments.

"It's just a warning, which means I might get a suspension next time, if there
is a next time," he said. "It was a discussion to make things clear and
everything went well. The problem is not what I've said, but the way I said it.
I should have used other words."

After testing a car conforming to the new regulations earlier this season,
Villeneuve described them as ridiculous.

"I think it's going to take a lot away from the driver," he complained.
"Instead of still being the ultimate sport that it is, it's going to become
more of a show and a circus," said the Canadian.

Whether Villeneuve can recover from jet lag and extend his lead in the Formula
One standings with a victory at home remains to be seen. Official qualifying is
set for Saturday, with the 69-lap, 190-mile race on Sunday.
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Thought you'd like to read a journo's view of the goings-on in Paris.

Wonder if JV feels annoyed about what happened or understanding of the FIA's
viewpoint. Reading what he said afterwards, it looks as if he had his
diplomatic hat on at last! I don't think he is going to suffer from jetlag on
Sunday, but he may find it difficult to settle and therefore probably won't be
feeling 100% after all the disruptions.

Lucy
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Villeneuve vs FIA [report]

Post by Dave Ricke » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Well Lucy, group, I can give you a bit more of the "gossip" from the
Papers, this time todays Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy.

According to them (interview with Jacques) he was reprimanded for not
stating his case diplomatically but they were especially P.Od. at the
wording that appeared in French & other language (German?) papers.
According to Jacques the translations contained words that were more
made more "vulgar" in the translation and were not what he had said
(intended) in English.

He showed up in jacket & tie for the chat with the FIA and said he would
use more diplomatic words in the event of future criticism!

And the soap opera continues.....

Ciao

Dave R.

Quote:

> From today's Telegraph
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk
> --------------------------
> JACQUES Villeneuve was given a severe warning by the sport's ruling body, the
> Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), yesterday and told he could
> face a race ban in the future if he criticises next year's Formula One rules
> again.

> The world championship leader was called in front of the FIA to discuss recent
> remarks referring to next year's regulations, which include narrower cars and
> the switch to grooved tyres, as "a joke".

> After leaving the hearing in Paris yesterday to catch a flight to Canada for
> his home grand prix in Montreal this weekend, Villeneuve admitted that he had
> been reprimanded over his comments.

> "It's just a warning, which means I might get a suspension next time, if there
> is a next time," he said. "It was a discussion to make things clear and
> everything went well. The problem is not what I've said, but the way I said it.
> I should have used other words."

> After testing a car conforming to the new regulations earlier this season,
> Villeneuve described them as ridiculous.

> "I think it's going to take a lot away from the driver," he complained.
> "Instead of still being the ultimate sport that it is, it's going to become
> more of a show and a circus," said the Canadian.

> Whether Villeneuve can recover from jet lag and extend his lead in the Formula
> One standings with a victory at home remains to be seen. Official qualifying is
> set for Saturday, with the 69-lap, 190-mile race on Sunday.
> --------------------------

> Thought you'd like to read a journo's view of the goings-on in Paris.

> Wonder if JV feels annoyed about what happened or understanding of the FIA's
> viewpoint. Reading what he said afterwards, it looks as if he had his
> diplomatic hat on at last! I don't think he is going to suffer from jetlag on
> Sunday, but he may find it difficult to settle and therefore probably won't be
> feeling 100% after all the disruptions.

> Lucy
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Villeneuve vs FIA [report]

Post by Spid » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>o<> don't think he is going to suffer from jetlag on
>o<> Sunday, but he may find it difficult to settle and therefore probably won't be
>o<> feeling 100% after all the disruptions.

in view of what happened during the race it makes one wonder. he did
say that he was sleeping out there. didn't blame anyone though.

could the FIA with their irresponsible timing have caused this
accident indirectly?

it would surely have come up inthis context if he had been injured.

like always they should have put more thought into their childish
retributions.

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