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F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve continues relentless tirade against Daniel Ricciardo, but claims the Aussie is the one being childish

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F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has fired more shots in the direction of Daniel Ricciardo
  • Jacques Villeneuve launches a new attack against Daniel Ricciardo
  • The former champion says the Australian’s reaction was childish
  • Says Ricciardo didn’t live up to expectations and isn’t consistent

Jacques Villeneuve has launched a new tirade against Daniel Ricciardo after his criticism of the Australian sparked a war of words between the two more than a week ago.

Last weekend, former F1 champion Villeneuve questioned whether Ricciardo deserved a place on the grid, claiming his image ultimately saved his career in a wild live television rant ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

After his best qualifying performance of the F1 season and taking fifth place on the grid, Ricciardo responded to Villeneuve.

‘I heard he’s been talking shit. But he always does it,” Ricciardo told the media.

“I think he’s hit his head too many times. So I don’t know if he plays ice hockey or something.

F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has fired more shots in the direction of Daniel Ricciardo

Villeneuve said that Daniel Ricciardo has not lived up to expectations and that the truth hurts

Villeneuve said that Daniel Ricciardo has not lived up to expectations and that the truth hurts

Villeneuve later responded to the Honey Badger, saying that his comments were too personal and that he should be more responsible.

The Canadian has spoken again about the Australian, insisting that “the truth hurts.”

‘In the end, the results have not arrived. He was very good at Red Bull and since he left them, it has been very difficult and his return has not been extravagant,” Villeneuve told CryptoSportsBetting.

“I was obviously upset because it made him go faster and even Christian Horner thought it gave him a bit of a boost and maybe he needed it. At least he got a lot of media benefit from it.

“It’s completely unprofessional and has nothing to do with the business and can be personally insulting, which is surprising.”

‘I can’t imagine Daniel saying that to other media, so it’s strange. If he says someone hit their head playing ice hockey, how constructive and professional is that?

“It’s very childish and people like Daniel are role models and think that’s the right way to act.”

‘One must be careful with that. I found it really strange when someone says I don’t care what people say.

‘You need to have a thick skin, in F1 you will be criticized and you have to accept it. Don’t say something childish and insulting.

Villeneuve says F1 drivers must have thick skin and be able to face criticism

Villeneuve says F1 drivers must have thick skin and be able to face criticism

“I have no idea why Daniel Ricciardo is so protected, but he has a huge aura around him. Good for him, but imagine if he could back that up with results?

“He hasn’t lived up to expectations and he’s not consistent, so he knows he’s not up to par and he hasn’t had results that have been good enough.” It’s that easy.

‘There’s nothing wrong with saying that. Saying it may hurt but you’re in F1, just take it and move on. The truth hurts.’

Christian Horner, Daniel Ricciardo

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