Villeneuve might quit BAR team

Jacques Villeneuve is threatening to leave British American Racing's Formula One team, the Globe and Mail said on Tuesday in a report from Suzuka, Japan.

Jacques Villeneuve is threatening to leave British American Racing's Formula One team, the Globe and Mail said on Tuesday in a report from Suzuka, Japan.

The Canadian driver says he will quit the team if BAR vice chairman Adrian Reynard is successful in his bid to remove team boss Craig Pollock, a long-time friend of Villeneuve.

"A big reason for me joining the team was because Craig was instigating it," Villeneuve told the Globe. "So he's a key element for me remaining in the team."

BAR finished its first season on the F-1 circuit in last place without a point after the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Reynard said over the weekend that he intends to ask the BAR board to let him replace Pollock.

"We're obviously very unhappy about the results this year," Reynard said. "It's clear that we need to make some changes in the company."

Villeneuve won the 1997 drivers' title.

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