Brundle slams Villeneuve for F1 criticism

Jacques Villeneuve and Martin Brundle

Jacques Villeneuve and Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle has taken issue with Jacques Villeneuve, after the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion dissed the sport’s new V6 turbo engine era.

As his new foray in the world rallycross series was launched last week, 42-year-old French Canadian Villeneuve slammed not only Formula 1’s new ‘greener’ guise, he also denounced the drivers of 2014 as “mediocre”.

“(It) angers me when ex Formula 1 drivers stick a boot into Formula 1 for publicity,” Brundle, now a highly-respected commentator for British television, wrote on Twitter, without referring to Villeneuve by name.

“They had privileged chances, success, cash. Give something positive back,” he added. (GMM)

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