Jacques Villeneuve on Sunday confirmed rumours that he is not ruling out a return to formula one.

Jacques Villeneuve on Sunday confirmed rumours that he is not ruling out a return to formula one.

The 1997 world champion lost his BMW-Sauber seat in 2007 to Robert Kubica, and has since struggled to establish a new career in the world of NASCAR.

He was spotted by BBC commentator and former rival Martin Brundle on the Monaco grid, and asked about speculation that he had signalled returning to the arena of his 11 career wins as a real ambition.

"Seeing the slick tyres, the cars look fun to drive, so yeah, I'm missing it a bit now," he said.

Brundle asked the 38-year-old French-Canadian if he travelled to the Principality for this year's race simply for fun, or with a more serious mission.

"That's a tough question isn't it?" Villeneuve answered, explaining that Monaco is "always the race to come to".

He added: "With all the chaos happening now in F1, you never know."

Villeneuve, however, has been out of F1 for nearly three years now, so Brundle asked if he believes he would be "fast and fit enough" to return.

"I haven't gone to TV (commentating) yet, so - yeah - I would be fit enough," he answered.

 

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