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Button takes thinly-veiled swipe at former F1 team

Button takes thinly-veiled swipe at former F1 team

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Button takes thinly-veiled swipe at former F1 team

Button takes thinly-veiled swipe at former F1 team

2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button told fans at the Las Vegas Grand Prix that he couldn't remember the name of the 'orange coloured' team, in a tongue-in-cheek response to a social media snub by McLaren.

The Brit, who is one of the stars of a recently released Disney + documentary, drove with the Woking-based outfit for seven full seasons, claiming eight of his 15 F1 race victories with the team.

He formed several high-profile partnerships with a number of F1 legends during his time at McLaren, inclduing Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.

During his time with McLaren, Jenson Button drove alongside seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton
Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri currently occupy the two McLaren seats on the grid
Jenson Button won the 2009 Formula 1 world championship with the Brawn GP team

Back in October, McLaren celebrated their 500th podium as an F1 constructor, after both Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri finished in the top three at the Qatar GP.

However, whilst celebrating the achievement with a neat graphic on social media, Button was not given a mention, much to his distaste.

Their original post featured a number of drivers significantly less successful with the team than Button, including Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Sainz, but no mention of the 2009 world champion.

Button not happy with McLaren

It doesn't appear as though Button is going to forget this snub in a hurry. Speaking to the fanzone ahead of the Las Vegas GP, he said: “There are two teams that stand out.

"One is this orange colour, can’t remember what their name is!

“They forgot that I raced for them, so I’m not going to mention them! They’ve done an amazing job in terms of their performance, and the other one is Williams.”

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