Button fit for Canada

Button fit for Canada

Jenson Button will sit out this week's testing at Monza in favour of more rest ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Button is recovering from his 180mph crash during practice for Monaco last weekend, which caused him to miss the race. BAR released a...

Jenson Button will sit out this week's testing at Monza in favour of more rest ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Button is recovering from his 180mph crash during practice for Monaco last weekend, which caused him to miss the race. BAR released a statement saying the Englishman has resumed fitness training but it's thought better for him to not test this week.

Jenson Button.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
"The BAR-Honda driver Jenson Button has recovered well following his accident in last Saturday's free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix. He has now resumed his usual training programme in preparation for the forthcoming Canadian Grand Prix."

"Jenson was given a full examination by the FIA's medical delegate, Professor Sid Watkins. It was considered more prudent for him to sit out his scheduled one-day test in Monza on 5 June in order for him to concentrate on being fully fit to compete in Montreal."

Button had wanted to race in Monaco but took the advice of Watkins and reluctantly withdrew. He blacked out after the crash and was taken to the Princess Grace hospital but was not seriously injured, just slightly concussed.

Now he's ready to get behind the wheel again but is prepared to make sure he is 100% first: "I am looking forward to getting back in the car but I don't want to be silly about it," he said. "I will go through all the training regime first to make sure everything is good. I don't want to get back into a car and hurt myself. Everything has got to be right first."

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Drivers Jenson Button