As if Jenson Button’s miserable season couldn’t get any worse, the unlucky Brit was reportedly gassed while on holiday with wife Jessica in the south of France.

The couple were enjoying the F1 summer break in Saint-Tropez when over £300,000 worth of possessions were stolen including Jessica’s £250,000 engagement ring.

Button’s spokesman said: “Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica’s engagement ring.

“The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in.”