Published on February 27th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
Jacques Villeneuve Enters Indianapolis 500
Jacques Villeneuve is taking a crack at winning another Indianapolis 500 by joining Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to race in the famed event he won in 1995, the team announced on Wednesday. Villeneuve, 42, left the circuit after winning his first Indy 500 and the CART championship that year and has not started an IndyCar race since.
The Quebec native left for F1 after his triumphant 1995 season and competed from 1996 through 2006, winning the world championship in 1997. Villeneuve moved to stock cars in 2007 and has run in a variety of series including NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Le Mans as well as sports cars. Villeneuve said the new-style IndyCars and the aggressive racing style got him itching to return.