Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
Rumors on where he will go hint at an Anthony Davidson-like split between the World Endurance Championship and media work, possibly even as a host on the revamped Top Gear. According to The Telegraph, Button has been in talks with Porsche’s LMP1-class WEC team in the past, where former Red Bull driver Mark Webber also ended up after leaving F1. Button has also been linked to rallycross, as his father John was a successful rallycross driver in the seventies.