Former Formula One driver and 2009 world champion Jenson Button has confirmed that he will not return to the sport despite having an option to do so next season with McLaren. The Englishman who retired from Formula One at the end of last season made a one off return to the sport earlier this year when he drove in the Monaco Grand Prix in place of Fernando Alonso who was competing in the Indianapolis 500.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine ahead of the release of his autobiography, Life To The Limit, Button said:
I’ve been traveling with the circus for 17 years and it’s enough for me.
In his book, Button also reveals that his father John, who passed away in January 2014, died as a result of a head injury he sustained following a fall and not a heart attack that had been reported.
Button will return to full-time racing next season and came close to joining Roger Penske’s IMSA Acura programme. Life On The Limit is released on Thursday.