F1 return for JV ’50-50′ – spokesman

(GMM) Newly unemployed F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve is not ruling out a return to the grand prix grid in 2007.

That is the insistence of the French Canadian's spokesman, after 35-year-old Villeneuve was released from his BMW-Sauber contract with immediate effect.

''It's 50-50 with F1 or NASCAR,'' Yan Lefort was quoted as saying by 'CP'.

Lefort added that no contract, in either series, has been signed.

''We will have to wait and see what is the best deal,'' he insisted.

In a statement posted on his official website, Villeneuve himself called his replacement by test driver Robert Kubica 'really disappointing' as he was hoping to retain the drive next year.

Lefort revealed that Villeneuve will not be available to personally comment to the media for at least a week, and dismissed earlier speculation that legal action might be launched.

''BMW (will) honor the terms of his contract,'' the 'CP' report added, mentioning a possible buyout figure of (US) $6m.

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