Jenson Button prepares for 'last race'

 24 Nov 2016 - 15:16

Jenson Button prepares for 'last race'

AFP

Abu Dhabi: Former world champion Jenson Button announced on Thursday that Sunday's season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be his last race in the sport.

The 36-year-old Briton, who has raced in more than 300 grands prix and won the 2009 world championship with Brawn, had already announced he will take up an ambassadorial role with his current team McLaren next year.

"I go into this weekend thinking it's my last race," Button said at the press conference ahead of the race.

"At this moment in time I don't want to be racing in F1 beyond this race."