www.planet-f1.com The antipathy between Villeneuve and Richards was made plain by the French/Canadian when he spoke to reporters in Switzerland on Wednesday about his exit from BAR. "If David had told me last May I would not be racing for the team then there would have been no problem. But he told me I could trust him and that we could do something special together. I just could not listen to that and respect him in the end," the former World Champ said. “I played their game but I knew it was not going to happen for a long time and that Sato would be in the car. I got a rubbish offer – it was no money really – and I think David expected me to punch him. That’s what he wanted, but I wouldn’t do it.” While Villeneuve refused to name names, it didn't take a psychic to figure out who he was referring to when he spoke of 'forces' working against him in the F1 paddock last season. "Last year, someone in the paddock was trying to destroy everything I achieved, putting about that I was a pain to work with. "Everyone believed it. Even Bernie believed it because he was telling me I had to change. There was nothing I could do about it. It was out of my hands." Villeneuve also admitted that he would be annoyed if BAR became a force next year – although, naturally, he reckons it won't be because of Dave Richards if the team improves. "If BAR start winning races next year it will annoy me," said Jacques. "To see someone else reap the benefits will be hard but that's life. "I put more than five years into the team - I put my career into them. I could have gone elsewhere where I would have won races, fought for championships and ended up earning more money. But I followed the dream and I have no regrets. "If the team starts winning it will be because of Geoff Willis, not David. But it will be sold as David being the man who changed the team and that will not be right."