Villeneuve goes electric

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-8-9 22:58:15

Former Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve is coming out of retirement to compete in the Formula E championship next season.

The 44-year-old became the only Canadian to land the F1 title in 1997. The winner of 11 Grands Prix moved on to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hour and had a spell in NASCAR.

The son of the late Gilles Villeneuve, who also has an Indianapolis 500 success to his name, will drive alongside Frenchman Stephane Sarrazin for Venturi, replacing Nick Heidfeld.

Monaco-based Venturi are debutants in the all-electric eight-constructor championship for Formula E's second season which kicks off in China in October.

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