F1 »

John Button: Now where did I park my Ferrari?

John Button in 'stolen' Ferrari drama.

We've all done it right? Forgotten where we parked our Ferrari and then called the police to say it's been nicked?

Maybe not, but it appears that's what happened to Jenson Button's 65-year-old father recently. According to reports by British newspaper, The Daily Mail, John Button told police he had parked his red Ferrari 550 Maranello outside of his hotel on the Italian Riviera. However, when he returned it had gone. The 'stolen' car, worth a cool £150,000, was later found a kilometre away...

Police spokesman Massimo Molinari told the 'paper: “We had a report from John Button, the driver's father, that his Ferrari 550 Maranello had been stolen from outside his hotel.

"He told us that he was in Alassio for the weekend shopping and that when he left the hotel the following morning the car had gone from where he says he parked it.

“The following day one of our patrols found it about a kilometre along the coast, safe and sound and we immediately called him to let him know. There was no damage to the lock or windscreen.

“He says he parked it outside the hotel so it's all a bit of mystery but we are trying to clarify how the car ended up where it was and whether he may have forgotten where he parked it originally.

“The car has been returned to him and he is delighted - although the station was glad to see that even though his son drives for McLaren he was in a Ferrari!” the Police spokesman added.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
John Button & Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-25
Jessica Michibata & John Button
John Button & Garry Connelly
John Button
Friday, Jessica Michibata (GBR), girfriend of Jenson Button (GBR) and John Button (GBR), father of Jenson Button (GBR)

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Racehound - Unregistered

January 21, 2011 5:55 PM

Whaaaaaat!!!! He was probably half-pissed when he parked it, which is usually the reason people "forget" where they park their cars!!! What a tool!!! Fact its a £150,000 Ferrari just goes to show how meaningless money is to some people nowadays! Nice work if you can get it!!!! #:)

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.