'DRS makes F1 boring' - Villeneuve
DRS CRITIC: Jacques Villeneuve say DRS is making F1 boring.
Jacques Villeneuve, F1 champion in 1997, says DRS is useless - so he's given up on F1 and no longer watches races.
In 2010 he was pushing hard to make a comeback; this week, at Williams' headquarters in Oxfordshire, England, he admitted he no longer bothered to switch on his TV.
"Halfway through the race I'm yawning and it's really tough... I just get upset," the 40-year-old told Reuters at the launch of his former team's new engine supply deal with Renault.
Villeneuve explained that his major qualm was with the DRS overtaking system, which he had previously denounced as "too artificial".
"When I see these guys not even being able to defend, like Michael (Schumacher)... he should have been on the podium in Montreal. All the. overtaking with the DRS, I'm just falling asleep ... useless, boring, it's not even racing," he said.
He was also critical of the number of penalties handed out to drivers such as Lewis Hamilton for banging wheels with rivals.
"It's fun, it's a good show, the fans are up in the stands and they can scream and shout about it ... that's good, that's what you want," said Villeneuve.