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Wimanna
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:45 PM
Jarno Trulli confirmed that he has quit the Renault team from now, while Renault announced that former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will test for them at the Silverstone circuit this week.

http://www.atlasf1.com/

So Trulli has been fired and more lickely Villenuve replaces him in the last 3 Grand Prix'.

Avid Merrion
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:48 PM
i thought that Trulli leaving Renault was old news? Fisichella is his replacement :yeah:

Wimanna
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:52 PM
i thought that Trulli leaving Renault was old news? Fisichella is his replacement :yeah:
Wait, I'll put it better....

Trulli OUT from NOW, JV replaces him in CHINA JAPAN BRASIL :)

Avid Merrion
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:52 PM
:eek: i misunderstood you, Trulli has been fired?!
hmmm, there must be an interesting story behind that..... :hehehe:

Wimanna
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:59 PM
:eek: i misunderstood you, Trulli has been fired?!
hmmm, there must be an interesting story behind that..... :hehehe:
maybe because Trulli fired Briatore as his manager before? They didn't even talk anymore :hehehe:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:31 PM
:yeah: I'm soo happy!

Barrie_Dude
Sep 14th, 2004, 11:10 PM
:eek: i misunderstood you, Trulli has been fired?!
hmmm, there must be an interesting story behind that..... :hehehe:Actually it has been known that Trulli would be leaving anyway so they just dumped him sooner rather than later. There was quite a bit of tension.

SK Fluffy
Sep 14th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Theres not much love in the Renault team :lol: :tape:

Luna_Angel_84
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:27 AM
I'm sure Jarno is a heck of a lot happeir now. The atmosphere in that team has been bad for a while, and Jarno making his own announcement previously about leaving the team left us all in no doubt that no love was lost there. I suppose this isn't really a surprise to be honest! What'll be interesting will be seeing who takes the race seat- JV or the current Renault test driver, Frank Montagny? Also, how will they perform at such short notice, esp. JV? Can't wait for China!

Luna_Angel_84
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:29 AM
Links about this whole fiasco! :D

http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/040914/3/6iha.html

http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/040914/23/6ie9.html

Dava
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:32 AM
jaques :drool: maybe Ill watch F1 again

Avid Merrion
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:59 AM
Actually it has been known that Trulli would be leaving anyway so they just dumped him sooner rather than later. There was quite a bit of tension.
yeah i knew that Trulli was leaving, that's why i said Fisi was replacing him for next season :p i just didn't realise it would be quite so soon! :lol:

Beefy
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Interesting, Trulli did say about how his car had been performing bas since he had talks with Toyota, so I think Flav's had enough. I heard just last week that Villeneuve was going to have talks with Toyota about next season.

Wimanna
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:02 PM
http://images.f1racing.net/large/35077.jpg
http://images.f1racing.net/large/35071.jpg

rand
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Villeneuve :worship:

Luna_Angel_84
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:42 PM
Ohhhhhhhh news just in- Jacques has signed for Sauber in 2005!!!

http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/040915/13/6ivz.html

Jacques Villeneuve signs with Sauber

Wed 15 Sep, 1:36 PM



Sauber (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/teams/9.html) Petronas has signed Jacques Villeneuve as a new driver from the 2005 season onwards. The 33-year-old Canadian entered into a two- year contract, which will come into effect on November 1, 2004. Jacques Villeneuve will be the team-mate of Felipe Massa (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/drivers/632.html) who will continue to drive for Sauber Petronas next year.

Expressing his enthusiasm about signing Jacques Villeneuve, Team Principal Peter Sauber (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/teams/9.html) expressed himself delighted.



"I have to admit that signing a former World Champion is something truly special for me," said Sauber (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/teams/9.html). "However, I want to make it clear that this was not the decisive factor. When I was talking to Jacques, I could feel that he is absolutely keen and committed to return to Formula One. He was always a great fighter and I am convinced that together we can achieve a lot. I fully realise that signing a former World Champion is also an obligation for the team to provide him with a car that meets his expectations. Sauber Petronas has made considerable progress this year, and I am confident that we are ready to tackle this challenge."



Jacques Villeneuve, testing today with Renault (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/teams/92.html) at Silverstone (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/circuit/silverstone.html), is also optimistic.



"I am extremely excited to be back in Formula One with the Sauber (http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/f1/teams/9.html) Petronas Team, and I appreciate the confidence everybody is showing in me," Villeneuve said. "It is my goal to work with Peter and his team to bring them forward in the championship during the next two seasons. In my recent visit to Sauber, I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism which is apparent throughout the factory. I am looking forward to seeing the results that will be developed by the state-of-the-art wind tunnel."



Jacques Villeneuve entered Formula One in 1996 and won a total of eleven races. He was World Champion in 1997.

The news means that F3000 Champion Tonio Liuzzi will not race with the team in 2005, but has been linked to a test role with the squad.

Wimanna
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:51 PM
He's back :yippee:

lakeway11
Sep 15th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Jacques Villeneuve Indy 500 champion :bounce:

Circe
Sep 15th, 2004, 04:42 PM
jacques!!! :worship:
welcome back, honey!
i'll be in montreal next year you can count on that! :yippee:

yup, i can watch F1 again :bounce:

pav
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Silly Scott Dixon could have had a drive with one of the lesser F1 teams,after winning last years Indycar series,but said He didn't want a drive unless it was with one of the top teams,and had a couple of tests with Williams, but this year is going like crap, and may never get a F1 drive! Where the hell does He think most drivers start,in the top team?

Epigone
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:40 AM
Jarno Trulli has signed with Toyota for two years :yeah:

http://www.toyota-f1.com/public/2004race_e/italy/05_postrace/press01.html

He is testing the Toyota today at Silverstone

Beefy
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:26 AM
Villeneuve to Suaber, that's what I heard rumors about the other day (not Toyota like what I said yesterday). Should be interesting to see how he goes. Sauber haven't been that good this year, they were pretty good in the 2001 season, and I think in 2002, but gone crap since, not that they were ever a strong team any way.

Lemonskin.
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:39 AM
Haha I didn't like Trulli anyway. But, I don't like Villeneuve either.

Giancarlo and Fernando @ Renault for 2004 will be cool :cool:

Next year looks promising actually. Lots of driver changes. I'm liking these ones:

Williams: Webber, Button(?)
McLaren: Kimi, Montoya
Renault: Alonso, Fisi

That will be cool ^_^

Beefy
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:00 PM
You don't need a question mark next to Button's name, he is going. Wish he was to go to Ferrari insted, along side Schumacher, that would be fantastic. I hope BAR give Davidson a seat next year, he's been so good for them in the Friday practices, too good to be a number 3.

Epigone
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:22 PM
Villeneuve will drive for Renault in the final 3 races of the season.

http://www.f1racing.net/en/news.php?newsID=63462

Julia_08
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Villeneuve is a loser... i hate this guy.........
:mad:
Criss de cave