Monday, November 8, 2010

Jenson Button Escapes an Armed Carjacking

Jenson Button had a close call in Brazil this weekend when returning to his hotel from the track in a B-class bulletproof Mercedes. He was with his father, physical trainer, and manager when Jenson noticed a group of men on the side of the street when stopped at a red light. Button then noticed that they were getting weapons ready and said "Isn't that a gun?" The police driver of his ride looked at the men that started approaching the vehicle, and did his job well by flooring the car in between about 10 other cars to get out of danger scraping them on the way to safety.

A group of engineers for the Sauber team were later attacked, losing their rucksacks, among other items. The Sauber engineers said there were five assailants, one with a machine gun, which matches Button's story.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20101106/F1/101109893#ixzz14iO4Zjwj