Former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is making a return to the F1 paddock, but not behind the wheel…
The 41-year-old has signed up as a Grand Prix commentator for Sky Italia’s live race broadcasts, and he will partner Ferrari test driver Marc Gené, who moves across from a similar role with the Spanish-language Antena 3 station.
The French-Canadian is fluent in Italian, having spent his formative years in the country’s Formula 3 racing scene en route to cracking the IndyCar and Formula 1 scene.
“Watching the races on TV, sometimes I would get angry about what others are saying. Now maybe someone will get angry at me!” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Since departing the Formula 1 scene in mid-2007, the former Williams, BAR and Sauber driver has dabbled in several other racing championships, last year enjoying a handful of outings in the V8 Supercars Championship as a substitute for Greg Murphy.
He also made a one-off appearance in the Sky F1 commentary box during the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix.