Jenson Button unveils pink helmet as tribute to late father

Jenson Button unveils a special pink helmet that he will wear for this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

McLaren Formula 1 star Jenson Button has unveiled a new pink helmet ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix as a tribute to his late father John.

The 34-year-old, whose father passed away in January this year, will wear the helmet at Silverstone this weekend as part of his fundraising 'Pink for Papa' initiative.

Button has called on his fans to get involved by purchasing special pink T-shirts, created by McLaren, with proceeds going to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which helps people who have suffered injuries caused by accidents.

The Brit finished seventh fastest in the first practice session, as Mercedes's Nico Rosberg topped the timesheet at Silverstone.

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