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Jacques Villeneuve ‘would love to come back’ to Formula E

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Jacques Villeneuve says he “would love to come back” to Formula E after cutting ties with Venturi just three races in to season two.

One-time Formula 1 and CART champion Villeneuve announced last August he would be entering Formula E with Venturi, making his debut in Beijing.

However, his spell in the series lasted just three races, the Canadian walking away from Venturi after the Punta del Este ePrix after a disagreement on the future direction of the team.

“It was just a shame that there wasn’t time to build anything up, that’s all,” Villeneuve told the official Formula E website.

“That was a bit disappointing, but that’s just the way life goes.”

Villeneuve failed to score any points in his three races, and did not even make the grid in Uruguay after a crash in qualifying.

Despite his struggles, the 45-year-old confirmed his interest in returning to Formula E, but only if he had the chance to be competitive.

“I would love to come back,” Villeneuve said.

“The racing was fun, the tracks were great in parts. In Malaysia the track 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.”

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.