Villeneuve: Honda wants me out

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has said that BAR's engine supplier Honda does not want him in the team next year

Villeneuve: Honda wants me out

Villeneuve, who looks increasingly unlikely to find an F1 seat elsewhere, finished sixth in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza, but has blamed the lack of reliability of his car as the main reason for not scoring more heavily this season.

"They [the points] are hugely valuable for Honda, but sadly they're the ones who are against me for next year," Villeneuve told autosport.com. "The people who are behind me and push for me, it will make them feel better about it. The people who are against me, they'll just have to scratch their heads a little bit harder to find reasons to be against me, that's all, but they'll still be against me. Once companies make decisions, then they stick with it, and they'll find any excuse they can for their decisions to be valid."

Should he stay, Villeneuve is rumoured to have been offered a nominal salary with huge bonus rewards depending on points scored during the season.

When asked, he replied: "There is no deal at the moment. There has been no offer."

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