London - McLaren
Formula One driver Jenson Button entered the New Year as a married man
after tying the knot with long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata in
"Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button," the 2009 world
champion told his 1.9 million followers on Twitter shortly after
"We're excited to see in the New Year with family and loved
British newspapers said they had married in Maui, Hawaii.
34, and Japanese-Argentine model Michibata have been together since
2008 and announced their engagement last year. The driver's father John,
a popular and ever-present figure in the paddock, died last January.
Briton's Formula One future was uncertain until last month, when
McLaren finally announced his contract had been extended and he would be
partnering arriving double world champion Fernando Alonso next season.
year will be the 16th season in Formula One for the most experienced
driver on the starting grid and winner of 15 grands prix.