Villeneuve: the worst weekend of my career

Jacques Villeneuve has described this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix as the worse of his whole racing career

Villeneuve: the worst weekend of my career

Villeneuve, a native of Quebec and driving at his home circuit in Montreal, badly damaged his BAR-Honda in a massive shunt on Friday, but had matters made worse in the race when he was forced to retire because of a mechanical problem on lap 34.

Added to that, in a furious confrontation on Friday, Juan Pablo Montoya is alleged to have fired accusations at him over the Australian GP accident in Melbourne, in which a marshal was killed.

"This weekend has been really, really bad," said Villeneuve, who was being watched by 50 family and friends at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, named after his late father.

"It has been the worse weekend I have ever had. Something has gone wrong every day. It has been very tough.

"I am not sure what exactly put us out," he added. "Maybe it was the clutch? But what I can safely say is that I haven't enjoyed myself this weekend."

Villeneuve's retirement adds to a catalogue of poor showings in his home race. He finished second in 1997, his debut season, but has since failed to get a podium in four more attempts.

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