Villeneuve to become commentator for Italian TV

Johnny Herbert, Jacques Villeneuve

Outspoken former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will be back in the grand prix paddock in 2013.

Reporting from a launch event at Monza, the Italian press said that the 1997 world champion has signed up with Sky Italia to commentate during live broadcasts at all races this season.

Joining him will be Ferrari test driver Marc Gene, who switches over from Antena 3’s Spanish coverage.

French Canadian Villeneuve, 41, is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Watching the races on TV, sometimes I would get angry about what others are saying.

“Now maybe someone will get angry at me,” laughed the former Williams, Honda and BMW F1 driver.

11-time grand prix winner Villeneuve’s late father, Gilles, is among the most revered Ferrari drivers of all time.

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  • captain f1

    Glad its not in the uk this guy is a knob

  • Ian

    In his days at Williams, Jacques was a great driver who took the fight to Schumacher & beat him despite the German’s unsporting tactics. Jacques also was a quiet, smiling & modest guy. That all changed along the way until nowadays he’s an arrogant, shoot-from-the-lip hey-look-at-me bozo carrying a great big chip on his shoulder. Perfect for Italiano TV then!