British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren
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Monday 22 August 2011
"Don't call me a socialite, call me a businesswoman," demanded the socialite Tamara Ecclestone in The Mail on Sunday. The daughter of diminutive F1 boss Bernie, Miss Ecclestone claims her father's name has been both a blessing and a curse, although his £2.5bn is mostly a blessing: if she were PM for a day, she says, "the first thing I'd do is abolish inheritance tax". Miss Ecclestone also harbours a grudge against the dashing F1 star Jenson Button, apparently because he once answered his phone in her company. "Jenson Button used to be a likeable guy but fame has gone to his head," she claims. "I was conducting an interview with him in 2009 and he broke it off to take a call on his mobile. To me, that's the height of bad manners. He seems to have changed enormously as a person on the back of his F1 success. I don't even think he deserved to be world champion. There's no way he'd have won in 2009 if everyone had been driving similar cars. Quite simply, there's no way he's the best F1 driver." What if he was just taking a call from his mum?!
Saturday 06 August 2011
It's squeaky-bum time for...
...contenders in the title race
It's the football season again, and with that comes hyperbole and outlandish statements.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Monday 01 August 2011
Sunday 31 July 2011
Jenson Button made it a 200th grand prix to savour as he grabbed his 11th victory in Formula One by taking the chequered flag at a captivating race in Hungary.
Friday 29 July 2011
McLaren's Jenson Button expects another close fight between the top teams at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton won a race-long battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Mark Webber in Germany on Sunday.
Friday 29 July 2011
Ruby is the top name for baby girls in Wales, most probably influenced by Charlotte Church's daughter
Thursday 28 July 2011
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has vowed to help Jenson Button out of his slump and ensure his 200th grand prix on Sunday is one to remember.
Monday 11 July 2011
Jenson Button was left apologising to the fans following another British Grand Prix to forget.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
The rain tumbled down in sheets over Tower Bridge yesterday. "Beautiful day," said Jenson Button, deploying that effortless grin as he peered towards the Tower of London. "I've brought my girlfriend. She said to me – is this summer in England?"
Sunday 03 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Jenson Button is desperate to land a podium finish at the British Grand Prix for the first time in his Formula One career. It is one of those remarkable quirks that in 11 previous attempts around Silverstone, Button has never once been able to savour the acclaim of his home fans for a top-three finish.
Monday 27 June 2011
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1™ drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were tasked with styling, directing and photographing an eccentric high-end British Summer fashion shoot under the watchful eye of renowned stylist Valentine Fillol-Cordier.
Friday 24 June 2011
Sebastian Vettel believes he faces another "tricky weekend" as he looks to erase the memory of his last-lap mistake in Canada.
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