McLaren Honda have categorically denied reports that Jenson Button ‘stormed out of the circuit’ following the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Daily Mirror in the UK claimed that the 2009 world champion and his wife Jessica left the circuit without conducting his post-race media interviews. Button failed to start the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend and completed just 17 laps over the course of the event due to numerous technical issues with the MP4-30.
Despite not competing in the race, Button LIVE Tweeted the race from the McLaren garage with his tips for the race.
McLaren released a statement on the issue saying that Jenson Button and his wife Jessica had left the circuit following the Grand Prix with the consent and full knowledge of the team. The statement went on to say that Button gave the team a polite goodbye.
The team concluded by saying that the media reports were ‘utter nonsense’
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