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2015-01-02 09:29

MR AND MRS BUTTON: McLaren driver Jenson Button wished his Twitter followers a happy 2015 with good news. He and his fiancee Jessica Michibata were married in Hawaii. Image: AFP / Mark Thompson

ALAN BALDWIN

LONDON, England - McLaren Formula 1 driver Jenson Button started 2015 married. He and long-time fiancee Jessica Michibata wed in Hawaii.

The 2009 F1 champion told his 1.9-million Twitterati as 2015 chimed in: "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button. We're excited to see in the new year with family and loved ones."

British newspapers said the couple were wed in Maui.

TOUGH 2014

Button, 34, and Japanese-Argentine model Michibata have been together since 2008 and announced their engagement in 2014.

The driver's father John, a popular and ever-present figure in the paddock, died in January 2014.

The Briton's F1 future was uncertain until December 2014 when McLaren finally announced that his contract had been extended and he would partner arriving double F1 champion Fernando Alonso for the 2015 season – Button’s 16th in F1.

So far he has won 15 Grands Prix.

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