Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata have split after one year of marriage, a spokesperson for the McLaren F1 driver has confirmed.

The pair tied the knot in December last year after a long relationship period, but will now go their separate ways after an 'amicable' break up.

"Jenson and Jessica have decided to go their separate ways and it is very amicable," a spokesperson told the BBC. "There is no-one else involved."

The 2009 F1 World Champion and Michibata hit the headlines earlier this year after a St Tropez property they were staying in was robbed, with ?30,000 worth of valuables stolen, including an engagement ring.

Button will enter into his 17th consecutive season of F1 racing in 2016, once more with McLaren-Honda.