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Villeneuve says he would jump at the chance to return to a full-time Indycar job if it provided 'the right situation'
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Canadian racer Jacques Villeneuve was in Toronto this week to promote July's Indy race on the lake shore.
Photo: James Moore/NEWSTALK 1010

Jacques Villeneuve knows its hard to predict what will happen at Indianapolis.

The Canadian open-wheel racer is living proof, having won the famous 500-mile event in 1995, despite finding himself 2 laps behind the leader, at one point in the race.

A combination of good driving, determination, and good luck brought him to the top of the podium and made Villeneuve the first and only Canadian driver to win the Indy 500.

That was 19 years ago.

An Indycar title and Formula 1 World Championship later, as well as several years of dabbling in broadcasting and music, Villeneuve is now on the open-wheel comeback trail.

The Quebec-born driver is hoping to impress Indycar teams and sponsors this weekend.  In an ideal world, Villeneuve says, 'the right situation' would bring him back to Indycar full-time.

Villeneuve is looking for a strong result at Sunday's Indy 500 but will have to make his way from the back of the pack, starting 27th.

Villeneuve and his team have been working all month to get his car set-up suited to being fast while running with other cars, rather than for all-out speed.

The Quebec-born driver, now 43 years old, is one of 2 Canadians with one-off appearances at the 500.

Alex Tagliani will start 24th.

Oakville's James Hinchcliffe, who drives full-time for Andretti Autosport, arguably has the best shot at a strong finish.  Hinchcliffe will start 2nd on the grid.

Jacques Villeneuve was in Toronto this week to talk about the 500 and his return to Indycar...

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Canadian racer Jacques Villeneuve was in Toronto this week to promote July's Indy race on the lake shore.
Photo: James Moore/NEWSTALK 1010

Jacques Villeneuve knows its hard to predict what will happen at Indianapolis.

The Canadian open-wheel racer is living proof, having won the famous 500-mile event in 1995, despite finding himself 2 laps behind the leader, at one point in the race.

A combination of good driving, determination, and good luck brought him to the top of the podium and made Villeneuve the first and only Canadian driver to win the Indy 500.

That was 19 years ago.

An Indycar title and Formula 1 World Championship later, as well as several years of dabbling in broadcasting and music, Villeneuve is now on the open-wheel comeback trail.

The Quebec-born driver is hoping to impress Indycar teams and sponsors this weekend.  In an ideal world, Villeneuve says, 'the right situation' would bring him back to Indycar full-time.

Villeneuve is looking for a strong result at Sunday's Indy 500 but will have to make his way from the back of the pack, starting 27th.

Villeneuve and his team have been working all month to get his car set-up suited to being fast while running with other cars, rather than for all-out speed.

The Quebec-born driver, now 43 years old, is one of 2 Canadians with one-off appearances at the 500.

Alex Tagliani will start 24th.

Oakville's James Hinchcliffe, who drives full-time for Andretti Autosport, arguably has the best shot at a strong finish.  Hinchcliffe will start 2nd on the grid.

Jacques Villeneuve was in Toronto this week to talk about the 500 and his return to Indycar...

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