Villeneuve slams Lauda over father jibe

Published on 13 Jun 2018 09:31

Jacques Villeneuve has lashed out not only at Max Verstappen, but also F1 legend Niki Lauda.

Villeneuve, the outspoken 1997 world champion, called Verstappen "a child" after the Dutch driver threatened to "head butt" journalists in Montreal.

But it was subsequent comments by Lauda that really got Villeneuve fired up.

Lauda, a contemporary of F1 legend Gilles Villeneuve, said the famous Canadian racer was a lot like Verstappen.

Jacques, Gilles' son, reacted angrily to that comparison.

"Maybe Lauda is still dealing with Ferrari's decision to replace him with my father," he told Le Journal de Montreal.

"I agree that Verstappen takes risks like my father did, but there is a big difference -- my father had respect for his opponents and learned from his mistakes.

"He had a completely different upbringing. Quite frankly I don't understand the comparison at all," Villeneuve added.

Replies (6)
SE calle.itw 13 Jun 2018 10:320
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It really doesnt take much to fire up Villeneuve, so I guess this is just every day meat. I can just imagine him in an everyday situation, getting really pissy about small details like those shops that prefer you pay with card, when he really prefer paying cash, or when he accidentally makes too strong coffee for his own liking. The kinda fury I only achieve when Im up against two certain bosses in Dark Souls.
GB Major Tom 13 Jun 2018 10:35+1
Posts: 127
What a prat! Good at dishing it out - not so good at taking it!
NL F1_IS_Dead 13 Jun 2018 14:330
Posts: 118
Someone should head butt this loser. Maybe he would shut up for 5 minutes.
BE krommenaas 13 Jun 2018 14:57+1
Posts: 155
Or you could just not click on the headlines he generates :)
Posts: 152
Cool, we found his weakspot. Waiting for the first pundit to compare Verstappen with his dad again.....while adding that Gilles was galaxies better than his son;)

Let's see that white mop go red
Posts: 202
Jacques you are making yourself look a prat, time to calm down a little, take a holiday or something.

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