Jenson Button injured his knee jet-skiing

A minor knee injury suffered during a jet-skiing outing will have no impact to Jenson Button’s home race, his McLaren team has stressed.

The 2009 World Champion was set to perform a demonstration run in one of McLaren’s Formula 1 cars at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but the Briton had to settle for a run in a road car to avoid aggravating his injury.

Describing his condition as “all fine”, Button told reporters: “I’ve just [had] a little niggly pain and it’s not worth pushing it.”

A McLaren spokesperson told London’s Telegraph newspaper: “He didn’t drive a McLaren F1 car [at Goodwood[ for precautionary reasons, in order to protect a small bump he’d received on his left knee during a jet-ski event in London last week.

“He isn’t even limping, and he’ll be fighting fit for Silverstone, as usual.”

[Image via The Cahier Archive]

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