McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button and long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata are engaged to be married, the team has officially confirmed.

Following rumours of a proposal after Michibata, who has been with Button for five years, was spotted in the Bahrain F1 paddock with a sizeable ring, McLaren F1 took to Twitter to confirm speculation.

Related Articles

The news comes as Button took over testing duties from McLaren-Mercedes team-mate Kevin Magnussen for the third day of F1 testing at Bahrain, the Briton turning in the second fastest time of the day.

Button has endured a trying few months following the sudden death of his father John Button, who was a regular visible presence alongside his son, and most recently Michibata, in the F1 paddock since Jenson made his debut in the sport in 2000.