Jenson Button has been robbed while he was unconscious, after nodding off on lap 7 of a grand prix.
Jenson Button’s Formula 1 car has struggled for pace this season, to the point where his engineer has to scream ‘wake up’ every 35 seconds.
‘On this occasion, while Jenson was barrelling along at 38 miles an hour, we forgot to contact him because we were just resting our eyes’, said Ron Dennis.
‘ When he came in for a pit stop, we noticed his watch and helmet were missing. But we didn’t say anything, it seemed a shame to wake him.’
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. ‘Someone must have seen something, the race was broadcast in 43 countries’, said Chief Inspector Lorna Marshall. ‘Although from our initial enquiries, it seems they’d all drifted off too.’
One theory is that it was an ‘inside job’. Bernie Ecclestone has since been arrested, as the only one small enough to squeeze into Button’s footwell.