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Jenson Button's Hungary crash was a hoax

Murari Kadam
1.21K   //    31 Jul 2011, 08:45 IST

A story emerged on McLaren driver Jenson Button‘s official website claiming that he had been seriously injured in a car crash last night and was in a critical condition in Hospital in Hungary, was a distasteful hoax, his representatives said today.

The spokesman of the McLaren driver Jenson Button has come out to dismiss the story saying that it is completely untrue and is a very distasteful hoax and it had been the work of an online hacker who had breached the page’s security. The website was taken down soon after the post emerged,

“We can assure people that he is completely fit and healthy and will be taking part in today’s race.”

“The website was immediately taken down and its security will now be reviewed.”

The hacker posted the story on last night. “Jenson was asleep in bed when we were made aware that someone had hacked into his site and made the untrue claims.”

The story read:

“Jenson Button, 31, is in a critical condition after being involved in a serious accident. Jenson was taken to Budapest’s AEK hospital where he is undergoing medical attention. It’s unclear what injuries Jenson sustained during the accident at this time.
Jenson’s team is in contact with the FIA and currently discussing whether he is able to race tomorrow at the Hungaroring.”

Murari Kadam
An aviator and a freelance journalist, with passion for adventure sports, but here to contribute on F1 and some athletics events.
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