Jenson Button gassed and robbed

What is it with people trying to rob Jenson Button? Remember a few years ago in Brazil when armed men tried to jump Jense during the grand prix weekend and Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone suggested it was probably just people trying to get an autograph?

Now it seems that poor Jense has actually been burgled, how I love that word, while on vacation in France. It seems Jenson and wife, Jessica Michibata were gassed via their air conditioning system and jewelry was stolen.

Reports suggest that valuables worth £300,000 were stolen and a Button spokesman said:

“Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica’s engagement ring.

“The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in.”

What the? Let’s everyone just leave Jenson alone for a change. Pick on someone who might cut you with a shiv or broken glass like Adrian Sutil or try it on Pastor Maldonado who looks angry to begin with. Or Lewis Hamilton who has the heart of a lion. Poor Jenson? What did he do to deserve this?

What an odd turn of events indeed. Jessica’s wedding ring was stolen! If I were Jense, I’d pull a Caterham and crowdfund for a replacement ring…why not? Everyone’s doing it.

Hat Tip: BBC

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Really sorry to hear this. I used to live on the Costa del Sol in Spain, and this exact type of burglary was common.
I know the financial impact on people as wealthy as they are is negligible, but they are sure to be shaken by being a victim of crime. Scary stuff.


Jenson and Jessica are very luckly. I’m glad to hear that they are OK. I recall Jenson also being shot at in San Paulo in an attempted car-jacking, and now gassed and robbed in France.


Well I’m glad they’re alive and unharmed.

Ron isn’t happy. “I pay you so you can buy her a $400k ring and finish at the back?”

Junipero Mariano

Jenson: Well, that’s because I thought you could give me a car that could finish.


“the back” is a funny way to say “surprise 9th place finish”. Actually i think you’ll find thats as close to the front as the back.


Gassed via the A/C?!!? Happens all the time?!?!! Yikes. Well, anyway–glad they weren’t hurt.