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Villeneuve keeps Fisichella feud on the boil

Written by: Staff

BARCELONA, May 13 (Reuters) Canadian Jacques Villeneuve kept his feud with Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella on the boil today when he accused the Italian of causing him to spin off the track in Spanish Grand Prix practice.

The BMW Sauber driver was penalised at the Nuerburgring last weekend for baulking Fisichella in qualifying, an offence that infuriated the Italian who missed the cut for the final knock-out session.

''I let him by twice today,'' said Villeneuve of the incident in final practice before qualifying.

''The lap before I let him by and then on this lap, on the back straight, he was offline and just as we got to the braking (point) he got back on the line in front of me and braked.

''I got very close to him, in the next corner I was very close and I spun...after me getting a penalty in the last race for not blocking I'm surprised nothing happens to him now,'' added the 1997 champion.

He shrugged his shoulders and suggested reporters question Fisichella when asked whether he thought the Italian had deliberately got in the way.

While Villeneuve starts Sunday's race from the back of the grid, after an unscheduled engine change, Fisichella qualified on the front row alongside pole-sitting team mate and champion Fernando Alonso.

On a brighter note, the 35-year-old Canadian confirmed he would be getting married later in the year.


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