Button threatened with armed robberyButton’s quick getaway

Formula One driver Jenson Button recently escaped a potentially fatal situation whilst leaving the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo. Button was being driven in a specially armoured car with his father, manager, trainer and an armed guard when a gang including a man brandishing a pistol attempted to hold up the car. Button said, “I was terrified. I saw a man with a truncheon and a pistol. I didn’t know what was going to happen. The driver just floored it. We must have hit five cars but we got out of there. He was a legend.” Quick thinking didn’t just occur on the part of their life saving driver, Manager Richard Goddard, also showed some quick thinking, promotionally, when speaking about the incident saying,
“It was the quick thinking of the driver and the strength of the Mercedes that saved us.”