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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.”

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold