Button withdrawn from Monaco

Following a heavy crash in yesterday's free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, B*A*R are pleased to confirm that Jenson Button was discharged from hospital this morning. Despite feeling slightly stiff and sore, he has not suffered any ...

Following a heavy crash in yesterday's free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, B*A*R are pleased to confirm that Jenson Button was discharged from hospital this morning. Despite feeling slightly stiff and sore, he has not suffered any long-term physical effects.

B*A*R has taken advice from the doctors at the Princess Grace hospital in Monaco and the FIA's Medical Delegate, Professor Sid Watkins, and despite Jenson's insistence that he is fit enough to race, the team have decided to withdraw him.

Team Principal David Richards commented: "Whilst Jenson and the team are extremely disappointed that he will not compete today, we feel we have made the correct decision for his long-term well-being. He is already looking forward to testing at Monza next week and the Canadian Grand Prix in two week's time."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , David Richards