'Returning would be easy' - Villeneuve on Schumacher
16 December 2009 – 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is sure that, should Michael Schumacher return to the Formula 1 grid with Mercedes next year, the German would experience no problems in being on the pace of his rivals.
"Obviously, everything depends on the person," the French-Canadian explained to Autosprint. "If you've never been good, then to be experienced is worthless; but he isn't just anyone, he's Michael Schumacher, and he's always done incredible things on the track - that's why I'm convinced he can do those things again. In fact, I'm convinced that, for him, it will be easy."
With the likes of no refuelling and narrower tyres next season, 'JV' added that the experience of Schumacher would pay off more than in a season with no rule modifications. "Would I like to get back on the track and dice with him?" Jacques added. "To be honest, I'd like to be back in F1, regardless of whether he is around."
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