Monday November 12th, 2001
Canadian Jacques Villeneuve is confident his 2002 season will be a lot better with the British American Racing team.
Villeneuve, the 1997 World Champion, struggled with the Brackley-based outfit for the third consecutive year, being unable to fight for the top positions and finishing the Championship in a disappointing seventh place with only 12 points scored.
But a determined Villeneuve believes his hard work will pay off next season and the team will enjoy a positive year after a dismal 2001.
"I've had to show an example, to work more, to try to improve morale in the team," Villeneuve told F1 Racing. "And I'm still determined to do that. That doesn't mean I don't get frustrated.
"But if everyone does his work well, then the 2002 season should be a lot better than this year was."
However, the Canadian, who left Williams at then end of 1998, knows that if he doesn't start winning soon, his decision to stay at BAR for four years will prove wrong.
"If the situation doesn't get better soon this story will have been a failure," he said.
Published at 12:42:26 GMT