Former McLaren Honda driver and 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button will return to full-time racing competition in 2018 having reached an agreement to drive for Honda in Japan’s Super GT Series.

Button, who retired from Formula One at the end of the 2016 season will make his Super GT debut at the season opening race at Okayama which takes place from April 7-8.

I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race for Honda in Super GT in 2018. It’s been a dream for the last couple of years, I love the category.

It is not yet known who Button’s team mates will be in the series but they will be announced in the coming weeks.

Button returned to Formula One in May where he stood in for then McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso who was competing in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Button is no longer part of McLaren organisation but will be an ambassador of the company.

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