Villeneuve says Grosjean has not learned from mistakes

2012 Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday Monte Carlo, Monaco 27th May 2012 World Copyright:Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image _Q0C1213

Romain Grosjean climbs out of his wrecked Lotus after crashing on lap one at the 2012 Monaco GP

Romain Grosjean, labelled by Mark Webber last year as a first lap nutcase, insists he has changed for the better ahead of the 2013 season, but 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve doesn’t think so.

“The only reason he has the chance of winning is because he has an incredible car,” French Canadian Villeneuve, who has been signed up by F1’s new French broadcaster Canal+ for 2013, said.

“His only problem is that he does not learn from his mistakes,” the former Williams and Sauber driver is quoted by France’s RMC Sport.

“I found all of last year’s nonsense amazing,” continued Villeneuve. “He didn’t change from the first to the last race. It’s a shame because he is a very fast driver.”

Of the other F1 drivers, outspoken Villeneuve admitted that his favourite is Fernando Alonso.

“The best car is certainly Adrian Newey’s Red Bull. But apart from Alonso, there is no driver capable of driving at the limit of the car the whole race. When Vettel does, he makes mistakes,” said the 41-year-old.

“The only standout is Alonso. After him, maybe Lewis Hamilton. He is no longer at McLaren, with his family, and so he is not protected any more, but he is a fighter so it will be very interesting,” added Villeneuve. (GMM)