Following the withdrawal of Honda from the sport in December 2008, he was left without a drive for the 2009 season, until Ross Brawn led a management buyout of the team in February 2009, and Button suddenly found himself in a highly competitive, Mercedes-engined car.He went on to win a record-equalling six of the first seven races of the 2009 season, securing the World Drivers' Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having led on points all season; his success also helped Brawn GP to secure the World Constructors' Championship.Button announced in September 2016 that he would be giving up his 2017 seat at the end of the 2016 Formula One season but announced that he would still be at Mc Laren as a reserve driver and ambassador of Mc Laren until the 2018 Formula One season.Button began karting at the age of eight and achieved early success, before progressing to car racing in the British Formula Ford Championship and the British Formula 3 Championship.
As well as enjoying a successful career as a model, the brunette beauty is a self-confessed wild child and thrill-seeker - who decided to mark her adventurous streak by getting the words 'strong willed' tattooed on her neck.
In pole position: Jessica Michibata stepped out on what looked like a date with John Mayer at West Hollywood nightspot The Nice Guy on Sunday evening, just two and a half months after the breakdown of her marriage was revealed The handsome 36-year-old sportsman bore a huge smile on his relaxing daytime excursion with the 25-year-old, who looks remarkably like his model ex Jessica, with her long brunette locks, svelte figure and striking features.
Brittny - who previously dated Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz - flashed her toned tum as she donned a casual but flattering ensemble for the midday meal with the globally famous racing driver, teaming a cropped cream jumper with a pair of spray-on blue skinny jeans.
Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata Button enjoyed a glamorous date night together on Thursday night.
The newlyweds looked as happy as ever as they attended the Icons of Style dinner hosted by Michael Kors and Vanity Fair at The Ivy in London.