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RIP John Button – “The perfect ‘racing dad’



Button celebrates his maiden victory with his father at the 2006 Hungarian GP

Button celebrates his maiden victory with his father at the 2006 Hungarian GP

Jenson Button’s father John had been a regular part of Formula 1 since his son’s first appearance in 2000 Australian Grand Prix.

John Button is believed to have suffered a heart attack at his home in Cap d’Ail, on the French Riviera.

It was only six months ago in a celebration of the man Jenson called ‘Papa Smurf’ reaching his landmark birthday, and he had seemed in good health at the annual Autosport Awards gala dinner in December.

“Without Dad I probably would never have got into motorsport,” Jenson wrote in 2002.

The final reward came for John, who was wearing a pink shirt as he did credulously every Sunday for a race, when Jenson won the world title in Brazil five years ago.

Formula 1 broadcaster, James Allen wrote on his website, “John was a terrific man; very funny, irreverent and loved by many in F1 regardless of their team affiliation or whether they had ever had anything to do with him or Jenson.”

Upcoming Formula 1 season, paddock will go without him, he will be extremely missed by Jenson, and also without a doubt by the Formula 1 people at large.

Lewis Hamilton

‘Very sad to here about John Button. Always such a happy and cheerful man around the sport we all love. Thoughts are with the Button family. He will not be forgotten.’

Paul Di Resta

‘My condolences to all the Button family, especially to Jenson Button. Very sad news. John… a great man, a friend, we will miss him.’

Fernando Alonso

‘Jenson Button, all my thoughts to you and your family… Really sad news, we will miss John a lot.’ … Read More Messages from Formula 1 leads


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