Jenson Button bids emotional farewell to stellar 17-year F1 career: I was very emotional
The 2009 world champion was forced to retire from the 305th start with a suspension failure on his McLaren.
Button was given a standing ovation by the 60,000 crowd before a tearful embrace with his mum, Simone, in the garage.
“My race was short, but I loved everything else,” said Button, 36. “I was really emotional before I got in the car – it was such a special atmosphere to have the whole team and all my friends and family cheer me on my way into the garage.
“I’m just glad I was wearing my sunglasses at that moment.
“I am very content with all I’ve achieved in my career. Now, it’s done.... read more
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