Formula One racer stalled in French blocks

A Grand Prix car which is due to be driven in trials this weekend by British teenaged hopeful Jenson Button has become trapped in the French lorry drivers' blockade.

A Grand Prix car which is due to be driven in trials this weekend by British teenaged hopeful Jenson Button has become trapped in the French lorry drivers' blockade.

The car, belonging to the newly-formed BMW-Williams Formula One team, is stuck in a road block at Poitiers, in central France.

The vehicle is being transported in one of two lorries travelling from Williams' headquarters in Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire, to Jerez, southern Spain.

The three-day test follows the launch of the new BMW-Williams partnership in Munich.

The team's number one driver is German Ralf Schumacher, 24, the brother of F1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Williams boss Frank Williams has said a decision on the team's second driver would be made shortly after this weekend.

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