McLaren driver, and The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button says that he will go into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix thinking it will be his last F1 race, despite having a contract for 2018. He has taken the decision to not drive in 2017 and take a step back from driving but shall still be heavily involved in the McLaren team. He was given the option of returning to the sport in 2018 but has stated that there is currently no intention to do so.
Jenson made his F1 debut in 2000 and since then has taken part in 304 races, Abu Dhabi will be in 305th. The only drivers to have have raced in more races are Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher, at 322 and 306 races respectively.
In 2009 Jenson Button drove for Brawn and won the F1 World Championship. He won 6 out of the first 7 races that season and also helped to secure the Constructors Championship for Brawn.
Jenson Button is one of the few drivers that has had the privilege of driving for his childhood teams: McLaren and Williams, but also has been able to win a Championship with Brawn... A Champion that will certainly missed, good luck Jenson.