Currently reading: Button 'forced to sue Mercedes'
World champion took action to secure his title-winning chassis
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23 June 2010

World champion Jenson Button had to file legal action to get Mercedes Grand Prix to hand over his title-winning Brawn GP car.

Button had it written into his contract that he would get to keep one of the cars he raced if he won the world championship.

However, the rebranded Mercedes Grand Prix team, which bought Brawn GP over the winter, initially refused to hand over a car.

Consequently, Button's company, JB Next BV, filed legal action in London's High Court in April against the team.

The team's court filings reveal that it couldn't give Button a chassis as, "We have no spare 2009 chassis as limited quantities were manufactured for the 2009 season for cost reasons."

Instead, it offered to build Button a replica - something he rejected as he said it wouldn't be as "unique and special" as one of the cars he actually raced in his title-winning year.

However, the case did not end up going before a judge, as Mercedes agreed to hand over a car.

"We have arrived at an amicable resolution, and so there will no longer be any court action over this," Button's spokesman confirmed.

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Jon Hardcastle 24 June 2010

Re: Button 'forced to sue Mercedes'

trocadero wrote:
Jon Hardcastle wrote:

With regard to taxes, if I was earning what our top sport people earn then I would be doing exactly the same.

Sadly the England "Football Team?" can't leave the country and become tax exiles...............

While I ma a football fan the current England team are a bunch of dumb ass pratts who all deserve to stay in South Africa.

Apparently the England Football team visited an orphanage near Cape Town yesterday, it was sad to see all those long gloomy faces, said Jamal aged 6.

beachland2 24 June 2010

Re: Button 'forced to sue Mercedes'

i would be happy if the english football team and the whole nations football supporters all left the country and never came back. England would be a nicer place.

trocadero 24 June 2010

Re: Button 'forced to sue Mercedes'

Jon Hardcastle wrote:

With regard to taxes, if I was earning what our top sport people earn then I would be doing exactly the same.

Sadly the England "Football Team?" can't leave the country and become tax exiles...............

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