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Jenson Button: "F1 drivers no longer drug-tested"

  • Published on 30 Oct 2016 16:25
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jenson Button thinks the world anti-doping agency (WADA) is dropping the ball when it comes to Formula One.

The F1 veteran said he and his rivals must comply with strict protocols, but revealed that no driver he knows has been tested recently.

The Sun quoted Button as saying his latest urine sample was taken "three or four years ago".

"I have not been tested this year," he said. "I don't know of any drivers who have been tested recently."

Button, 36, admitted that performance enhancing drugs are probably not helpful in motor racing, unlike pure endurance sports like cycling.

But with F1 cars getting faster and harder to drive next year, Button said WADA needs to get more serious.

"They used to test during the winter but random testing seems to have stopped," he said. "We used to do urine tests after the races but that stopped too."

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  • denis1304

    Posts: 284

    how would party goers ever pass this tests

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    • Oct 30 2016 - 17:26
    • cuddycabin

      Posts: 5

      Don't think too many drivers party to hard other than Kimi of course....lol

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      • Nov 1 2016 - 16:43

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