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JUNE 1, 2003

Button will not race

Jenson Button will not to race at Monaco, following yesterday's heavy accident in practice. Button spent the night in hospital and on the advice of the doctors at the Princess Grace Hospital and the FIA Safety Delegate Professor Sid Watkins the BAR team decided to withdraw Jenson from the race, although the driver himself was keen to compete.

Button is due to be back in the car next week in testing at Monza.

"We feel we have made the correct decision for his long-term well-being," said team boss David Richards.