Jenson Button became ‘Dr. Jenson Button’ earlier this week when he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath in England.
Button, 36, made what looks set to be his final Formula 1 appearance at the end of last month in Abu Dhabi, drawing the curtain on a 16-year stint at the pinnacle of motorsport.
The Briton won the F1 drivers’ championship in 2009 and was runner-up in 2011, as well as winning 15 grands prix.
Button added to his list of achievements by picking up an honorary degree in engineering from the University of Bath earlier this week.
“I didn’t go to university and work hard in my early years, but I would say that a lot of my achievements in motorsport are down to my engineering understanding of a racing car,” Button said when addressing the audience at the ceremony.
Button does have a contract to race for McLaren in 2018 should both he and the driver be keen, but looks unlikely to return.
Button does remain keen to race occasionally through 2017, expressing an interest in racing in Super GT and rallycross.