Button: Why Abu Dhabi is the end... for now

Button: Why Abu Dhabi is the end... for now

Jenson Button has had an enviable F1 career, and he remains a familiar and much-loved figure to all those who work in and follow the championship. But next year, for the first time this millennium, he won't be on the grid for the season-opener. He tells F1 Racing's JAMES ROBERTS why

At Monza in September, we received the news that Jenson Button won't be racing in Formula 1 next year. His 16 consecutive years of driving in the top flight of the sport have come to an end. His dream is over.

Replacing him at McLaren is the quick, talented Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne. The once youthful, boy-next-door Jenson Button, now 36, has been usurped by a fresher, leaner, younger hot-shoe who is 12 years his junior. It's the unfortunate reality that will hit us all one day.

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