Sunday, 7 November 2010

Button escapes armed attack

Current Formula One champion Jenson Button escaped a near death situation in Brazil, Button was leaving the Interlagos circuit he is participating in today when he came under armed attack. Button, his father and Button's manager Richard Goddard and trainer Mike Collier were in the vehicle when armed men approached them. the reigning champion was travelling in an armoured car driven by a policeman who Button has praised for saving them from a potential shooting. 

Button's team McLaren issued a statement saying, "On Saturday, armed assailants made an attempt to approach the car carrying Jenson Button.

"Neither Jenson nor the other occupants of the car were hurt. McLaren provided Jenson and team-mate Lewis Hamilton with reinforced armoured vehicles.

"The police driver of Jenson's vehicle reacted swiftly and, using avoidance techniques, rapidly forced his way through the traffic, taking Jenson away from any danger.

"The Sao Paulo authorities have acted efficiently and will provide additional security for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix."

While Jenson Button added, "We were going back from the track and were outside a shanty town and moving slowly on a busy road.

"I saw a dog come out, which was very cute. The next thing I saw was a man with a gun. I said 'isn't that a gun?' and as soon as I said that, the driver angled the car and floored it.

"That's when we saw six men, all of them brandishing machine guns. My driver was a legend. He bounced off about five cars. We were driving over the top of them. It was very scary." Best Blogger Tips
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