Joan, Jenson Button is my 19-year-old grandson's favourite current F1 driver.
He's 19 now, but when he was 8, his Dad took him to Silverstone. Matt saw Button at the circuit and asked for a photograph and Jenson couldn't have been kinder. He happily posed with the young lad while photographs were taken, and then he took the youngster on a tour of the pit lane and garage.
As a result of that, Matt decided to seek a career in F1 racing as a race engineer/technician. He's just completed his three-year apprenticeship at Silverstone and has worked with a local company building racing cars, and then running them at tracks worldwide.
He's just had an interview with Williams/Jaguar today and will know shortly whether he's been successful, but the interview went very well as money and contracts were discussed.
If he gets the job, he's been promised a transfer to the Williams F1 team in three year's time.
As his grandparents we're very proud of him and it's so good to see that not all Britain's youngsters are layabouts.