2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button continues his Honda relationship with a full factory drive in the 2018 Japanese SuperGT series next season. British former Formula One World Champion and recently retired McLaren Honda driver Button has long been interested in continuing his career outside of Formula One, having spent time behind the wheel of both a World Rallycross car and also his recent Suzuka 1000KM Japanese GT race, an event where the racing appetite has seemingly been rekindled for the Frome Flyer, leading to a contract to contest the full 2018 Super GT series on board the works Honda team. "It's been a dream for the last couple of years, I love the category. I did one race in Suzuka this year, and it got me very excited" Said Button at the Honda Thanks Day earlier this weekend. "I'm very excited about the new season. There's a lot of testing to be done to feel comfortable and hopefully improve the package and go out next year and be competitive." At present no official announcement has been forthcoming from Button or Honda as to which team the British driver will be racing with next season, nor is it known who will partner the 39-year-old Englishman in his new category. Although coming with considerable racing pedigree thanks to his 16 years in the sport, Button will find himself racing in a closed cockpit endurance environment for the first time next year when begins his Super GT adventure, and with the Japanese brand somewhat behind in terms of overall pace in comparison to its rivals, it will be by no means an easy transition for the likeable British star. Check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment for more news from the premier open wheel series in the world. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Are you pleased to see Button return to active racing competition in 2018? Can the Brit be competitive in the new series? Let us know in the comments section below!