Who ever said that the Canadians are a pleasant, respectful bunch has obviously never met Jacques Villeneuve! A week ago, Villeneuve came out in support for Ferrari number two, Massa, but in doing so, sounded like a jealous teenager coming to terms with not being able to play with the big kids anymore. Villeneuve's gaffe? Suggesting 2007 World Champ, Kimi Raikkonen did not deserve to win his title.
Speaking about Massa's future at Ferrari to Brazilian news (Always full of un-bais Massa reporting), Villeneuve said "If Kimi won the championship, he did it by luck, because he didn't deserve it,"
"Felipe deserved it a lot more. He was always more capable than Kimi and it was easy to beat him."
Big words from a driver who only picked up his championship in '97 when Schumacher slowed during the final round at Jerez, allowing him past and into the history books.
He summed up his thoughts about Massa with, "He has won races and almost a championship, maybe two. He's a great driver. Right now he is driving strongly for Ferrari. I don't get people who criticise him."
Well I can put my hand up as one of Massa's critics. The guts of it is, Massa just doesn't have the edge anymore. That ability to push through the last bit of grip and find the extra second. He left it in Hungary, stuck to a Brawn spring. As unfortunate as it is to see the once great driver unable to race, Massa's time has come to move on to the next stage of his life. Maybe Kimi needs a navigator on the rally circuit?