John Button and Other Inspirational Formula 1 Fathers

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John Button and Other Inspirational Formula 1 Fathers
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John Button, father of 2009 Formula One champion Jenson, passed away on Sunday at his home on the French Riviera. He was 70.

A passionate motorsport fan and devoted father, John was a constant, reassuring presence at his son's side. It would be fair to say that without his influence and support, Jenson would never have made it.

The same could be said for countless others.

In tribute to John, here we look at five of the most inspiring fathers of recent F1 history.

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