Jenson Button’s latest post-F1 venture? Craft beer

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Since appearing to have made his final Formula 1 start after 17 seasons in Abu Dhabi at the end of last year, Jenson Button has been a busy guy.

After focusing on his triathlon training over the winter and qualifying for the world championships earlier this year (despite a penalty for speeding in one event), Button made a one-off return to F1 with McLaren in Monaco while Fernando Alonso raced in the Indianapolis 500.

Button proved he had lost none of his edge over the winter, immediately being on-the-pace in the McLaren-Honda MCL32 car despite having not driven it prior to the Monaco weekend.

However, his grand prix ended in disappointment when he tangled with Pascal Wehrlein and was forced to retire from the race, as well as picking up a grid penalty that he is unlikely to ever serve.

But JB will be serving something else soon: craft beer.

The 2009 world champion revealed on Instagram on Saturday that he is a founding member of Blue Coast Brewing Company that “will be bringing the craft beer revolution to the south of France”.

Here’s hoping we get to try a Fernando Ale-onso, a Hoppel Vandoorne, or – in a niche throwback to the 2013 race at Spa – a Sebastian Vettel Belgian blond ale someday, surely served from a BAR Honda.