1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team just 3 races into his comeback to full time open wheel motorsport. Since leaving the Swiss Sauber F1 team at the end of the 2006 Grand Prix season, Villeneuve has made several aborted attempts at prolonging a career that has included Indy 500 and IndyCar triumphs, 11 Grand Prix wins and a World Championship in 1997. The French Canadian moved away from open wheel cars and turned his hand at closed top NASCAR racing once retiring from Formula One but received little success in the series, failing to claim victory in any of his 23 starts across the main and support series as well as the lower tier Craftsman Truck championship. Highlights of Villeneuve's post F1 career do include 2 starts in the Le Mans 24 Hour sportscar race for the Peugeot LMP1 squad, alongside his only race win in the last 8 years with victory for the French manufacturer in the LeMans Series 1000km Spa-Franchorchamps event. In recent years the son of Ferrari legend Gilles Villeneuve attempted another fulltime return to motorsport when he turned his hand to Rallycross driving, competing in 8 rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship driving for Albatec Racing. This latest setback could well spell the end of the road for the highly controversial driver as he spends more time on his music recording career as well as working as a Grand Prix pundit for Sky Sports Italy. Having been comfortably out-performed by team-mate Stephane Sarrazin this season, perhaps news of the split isn’t a great surprise, however it would be a very sad way to see one of the most charismatic personalities leave the sport that made the Villeneuve name famous throughout the world. At 44 years of age and without a full time drive since leaving Formula One at the end of 2006, do you think Jacques Villeneuve still has what it takes to be compedetive in top level motorsport? Leave your comments below!