Jacques Villeneuve says comparing Max Verstappen to Gilles Villeneuve is “shameful” as his father respected his rivals.

Villeneuve is not a fan of Verstappen’s and recently called him a “child” after the Dutchman threatened to “headbutt” the next person who asked him about his string of incidents.

The Canadian added that he is “overrated” and “not at [Daniel] Ricciardo’s level.”

Following those comments, though, triple World Champion Lauda compared Verstappen to the late Gilles Villeneuve, saying he seems similarities in their styles.

That has not gone down well with JV.

“I admit I was shocked to be told that Niki Lauda had dared to compare Gilles to Max Verstappen,” he told Le Journal de Montreal.

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