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Former F1 champ Villeneuve gets fired by BMW

Updated: August 7, 2006, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- BMW-Sauber said Monday that the team terminated its contract with former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve.

Villeneuve's last race for the BMW team was July 30, when he crashed at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, although he did not appear to be hurt.

"Jacques Villeneuve will not be racing with the BMW-Sauber F1 Team for the remainder of the 2006 F1 season," the team said in a statement.

BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen said BMW-Sauber ...

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