John Button

British racing driver (1941-2014)

John Button (27 July 1943 – 12 January 2014) was an English Rallycross driver. He was also the father of 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button. His best overall results were both in 1976. He finished second in the Embassy/RAC-MSA British Rallycross and TEAC/Lydden Rallycross championships that year.[1]

John Button
John Button in 2008
Born(1943-07-27)27 July 1943
Died12 January 2014(2014-01-12) (aged 70)
Cause of deathHeart attack
ChildrenJenson Button

Button was born in London. He died at his home in the south of France on 12 January 2014. It was suspected to be a heart attack. He was aged 70.[2]

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  1. Rallycross Yearbook 1979, by Eddi Laumanns (page 93, John Button portrait)
  2. ITV News - Jenson Button's Father John Dies Aged 70