Button Snr forgot where he left 'stolen' Ferrari

An amusing story involving 2009 world champion Jenson Button's father has emerged from Italy. Media reports, including by the Ansa news agency, said John Button - a former rallycross driver - reported as stolen a Ferrari Testarossa in the coastal...

An amusing story involving 2009 world champion Jenson Button's father has emerged from Italy.

Media reports, including by the Ansa news agency, said John Button - a former rallycross driver - reported as stolen a Ferrari Testarossa in the coastal town of Alassio.

But the reports said Button Snr, 65 and a regular companion of his son's at Grands Prix, had simply forgotten where he parked the sports car.

The reports said the car was located with no sign of tampering near the beach at the nearby town of Laigueglia, which is no more than a 5 minute drive from Alassio.

However, Button had reported the car as having been stolen in Alassio from outside the luxurious Grand Hotel Mediteranee.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Ferrari