F1 » Button escapes ambush by armed robbers in Brazil

Reigning F1 World Champion Jenson Button has revealed that he was 'terrified' when a group of armed robbers attempted to carjack him upon leaving the Interlagos circuit following qualifying on Saturday

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Craig Carson - Unregistered

November 07, 2010 9:49 AM

Right Bernie, at least 1 of the drivers has now been targeted by armed roibbers leaving the track. As nice a track as Interlagos is, surely you should be seriously thinking about either having it at a differnt Brazilian track or scrapping that race altogether untill it becomes less dangerous for people entering and leaving?


November 07, 2010 9:50 AM

quentin. quite agree. reading the story, he was in an ARMOURED merc, with ARMED security, so such an event must have been high on list of possibilities. and the race track passes through slum areas, where people have to survive in sewers and on rubbish tips. the contrast between wealth and poverty is so great, and that leads to robbery etc.

Church - Unregistered

November 07, 2010 9:53 AM

At least no one was hurt, but I'd say that it's very embarrassing for the Brazilian authorities and race organisers to have such an event occur. And as I interpret it, it could have been a lot worse than just embarrassing. This may be a major factor in deciding the future of this grand prix.

mojo Jojo - Unregistered

November 07, 2010 10:11 AM

One world-famous driver whose life is saved by an anonymous driver...

Gives you a great perspective on who the real driving heroes are.

Cheers to him, whoever he is.

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