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Jenson Button Engaged To Jessica Michibata (PICTURES)

21/02/2014 12:09 GMT | Updated 02/04/2014 12:59 BST
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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 21: Jessica Michibata (ring detail), girlfriend of Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren sits in the paddock during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21, 2014 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and his model girlfriend Jessica Michibata are engaged after dating for five years.

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Michibata, sporting her engagement ring, in Bahrain on Friday

Michibata, 29, was pictured in the paddock during day three of F1 Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit wearing a glistening band.

A spokesperson for Button, whose father died last month, formally confirmed the news and added the couple were "delighted".

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Button and Michibata together in Hungary last year

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