Villeneuve wants 'proper shot' at Formula E
20 July 2016 – Jacques Villeneuve says that he wants a "proper shot" at Formula E after a disappointing stint with Venturi during the 2015/16 campaign, which lasted just three rounds.
Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion, teamed up with Stéphane Sarrazin, finishing 14th in China and 11th in Malaysia, before failing to make the start in Uruguay.
Villeneuve first crashed during qualifying at Punta del Este, which ruled him out of the ePrix, before hitting the wall again in the post-race test, which led to his premature exit.
Mike Conway stepped in to replace Villeneuve at Venturi.
"It was just a shame that there wasn't time to build anything up; that was a bit disappointing, but that's just the way life goes," Villeneuve told the official Formula E website.
"Before the season started I spent a lot of time working with the team working on different ideas.
"[We worked on] electronics, steering, dampers, everything – using all the experience I had from IndyCar on this type of track – bumpy and close walls – and it looked like it was on its way up.
"But obviously it was frustrating to not get the results when we had the pace.
"But that's the way racing goes, there are good days and bad days and sometimes the whole season can be full of bad days – sometimes you can't control all of this."
On the possibility of returning, he added: "I would love to come back.
"The racing was fun, the tracks were great in parts – in Malaysia the track (Putrajaya) was awesome – the championship is professional and there's a great bunch of drivers.
"It was a worthwhile experience and it would be great to have a proper shot at it."