I think that he's just being very honest, he's the most straightforward guy you can meet. I find his comments refreshing but you know that I was always puzzled by his driving successHey, I don't like Villenueve as a commentator. He seems to go out of his way to say weird, extreme and obnoxious stuff.....perhaps to make sure he gets some air time. I don't remember him being like that when he was racing.
In fairness recently he said that Hamilton was becaming ridiculous with his statements and I think that he has a point, before that he said that Williams is toast and sadly once again he's the only one who has the guts to say what everyone know to be the case. I wish other people involved in F1 were as honest and decent as JV