Jenson Button jokes about taking Nico Rosberg out in finale

Nico Rosberg (left) is fighting for his first Formula One championship this weekend while Jenson Button (right) will not be racing in F1 in 2017. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)
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British racing driver Jenson Button could be about to make his final Formula One start this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

One way he could make his last race a memorable one is if he wins. But, given the current performance of the McLaren-Honda machine, that’s not going to happen, so what if he interfered in the title battle?

In an interview with “GQ” earlier this week, Button brought up the possibility while talking about the championship showdown.

“Well, unless one of us crashes into him [Rosberg will win the title],” said Button. “I mean, Lewis [Hamilton] is very rich and has a lot of money, flies around in a private jet, so I’m sure he can afford to pay me. The only possibility, however, would be when Nico laps me because we’re not fast enough. Anyway, I’m open to offers. And anyway, I’m retiring… sorry, taking a sabbatical.”

Button will not be racing full-time in Formula One next year, but has made it a point to note that he is not officially retiring as he may consider getting back behind an F1 wheel in the future.

Button’s first grand prix took place back in Australia in 2000, and he has raced in the sport every year since. During that time, he has had some scary moments and raced against some interesting people, all of which he talks about during his interview with “GQ.”

Meanwhile, Felipe Massa will also be making his 250th and final F1 start this weekend, and will be hoping that it goes better than his first start back in 2002.