Motor racing: Villeneuve unhappy with car

JACQUES VILLENEUVE yesterday criticised both his car's performance and the Williams team's preparations for last Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Both Williams cars were lapped by the McLarens and the British team, winners of the contructors' title five times in the past six years, now have just eight points to McLaren's 32.

Villeneuve said McLaren had the most effective cars. "As to my car, the less said the better. I was not best pleased that my FW20 sounded like one of the new guitar pieces that I am learning and my times confirmed my unease."

Scotland's David Coulthard, who finished second behind his McLaren team-mate Mika Hakkinen, said overtaking had become increasingly difficult despite new regulations designed to allow more passing.