Villeneuve scotches CART return rumours

Jacques Villeneuve has poured cold water on suggestions that he is considering a return to the American-based CART championship

Villeneuve scotches CART return rumours

The 1997 world champion and former CART champion said in Hungary: "Apart from a golden contract, I don't see any reason to go back and race in the States."

And as far as the 'golden contract' is concerned, Villeneuve denied that there is any offer on the table for him to consider, having spent the last two weeks on holiday in Croatia out of the reach of the media.

"I didn't get any papers when I was away and I've just read a little bit of what's been written. Apparently I have to make a decision, but you can only do that when you have choices available. Unless there's a proposition made, you cannot make decisions around an imaginary one."

Villeneuve has a firm contract with British American Racing for next year but it has been speculated that team principal David Richard wants to negotiate a longer deal.

"I have a good contract for next year and I have no reason to change it," Villeneuve said. "I would be open to a longer term deal if there was one on offer but there isn't, so what should I think about it? There has been no proposition from anywhere. It's easy for people to say the ball is in my court but there is actually no ball to be played."

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