Dennis criticises Villeneuve

Ron Dennis has criticised Jacques Villeneuve's driving in the Canadian Grand Prix

Dennis criticises Villeneuve

"Villeneuve drove in a way that was verging on the kamikaze. He had nothing to lose and was driving in Canada in front of his home crowd and was clearly on a mission," said the McLaren boss.

Dennis was speaking after he had seen his team walk away with just three points at the end of a disastrous race in Montreal. Mika Hakkinen had got stuck behind the BAR driver and the time Kakkinen lost took away any chance of challenging Michael Schumacher for victory.

"At the end of day he took himself and Ralf Schumacher out of the race and that justifies the approach Mika took in opening few corners of not being so aggressive - after that he cost us one and half seconds a lap."

Villeneuve's race ended when he started to aquaplane during an overtaking manoeuvre and rammed into the side of the lead Williams driver, after scything past two cars under braking for the hairpin.

Afterwards he admitted: "I was pushing hard to make up some places and I guess I tried a little bit too hard."

Ralf Schumacher said: "Villeneuve apologised immediately so the matter is over for me."

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