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F1 Driver Button Reportedly Attacked

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, November 7 2010

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There are reports out of Europe that Formula One driver Jenson Button was attacked by armed assailants as he left the track in Brazil this weekened.

The assailants reportedly attacked the limo in which he his manager, his trainer and his father were riding after qualifying.

The 30-year-old driver from Britain as he was being chauffeured in an armoured vehicle with a police driver at the helm, managed to escape the assailants.

A statement issued by Button’s McLaren team read: “On Saturday evening on the way back from the Interlagos circuit armed would-be assailants made an attempt to approach the car that was carrying Jenson Button.

“Neither Jenson nor the other occupants of the car were hurt.

“McLaren Mercedes had provided both Jenson and team-mate Lewis Hamilton with reinforced armoured vehicles driven by police drivers, who had been trained in avoidance techniques and were armed.”

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, November 7 2010
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