A hero's homecoming back on UK soil helped make up for the fact that Jenson Button still hasn't had a chance to celebrate with girlfriend Jessica Michibata.
The newly-crowned world champ – who is due to be reunited with his lingerie model love at the weekend – was met by hundreds of supporters at a special event in Kent.
Screams and cheers went up from the Button brigade, many of them female, as he appeared to sign autographs.
There was even more excitement when the attractive race ace completed a few laps of a temporary circuit in a super-fast Mercedes.
Showing off the skills that helped him triumph, 29-year-old Jenson was accompanied by singer Joss Stone and model Jodie Kidd.
On Friday his favourite girl 25-year-old Jessica will join him in Dubai for a break ahead of the season's final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.
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