Jenson Button will not race in Formula One next season

McLaren Honda's Jenson Button is taking a break from Formula One. Picture: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images
McLaren Honda's Jenson Button is taking a break from Formula One. Picture: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images
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Jenson Button has announced he will not be racing in Formula One next season.

The 36-year-old, who has participated in every season since 2000, will take a year out of the sport next term and will be replaced by McLaren’s highly-rated reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne.

McLaren have an option on Button for him to compete for the race team in 2018.