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F1 champion puts car up for sale

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Newly-crowned Formula One world champion Jenson Button has put his scintillatingly fast Bugatti Veyron sports car up for sale at a cool £900,000.

Powered by an eight-litre 16 cylinder engine and four turbochargers, Jenson's motor has just 1,500 miles on the clock.

The Brawn GP star put the vehicle up in Auto Trader, whose website describes the highly desirable vehicle, fully fitted with sports seats, as being "complete with all (the) usual refinements for a £1,000,000 supercar".

It adds: "Recently serviced by Bugatti, two owners, second being a current Formula 1 driver. Will be authenticated. In absolutely stunning condition."

The car was advertised in August but attracted little interest, but it is hoped that Button's achievement on the grid at the weekend will lure potential buyers.

Capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds, the Bugatti Veyron features ingenious aerodynamics and can reach a top speed of 253mph.

Priced at £899,995 or nearest offer, it is bound to appeal to petrol-heads with deep pockets looking to gain a piece of Britain's latest F1 world champion.

The Team Brawn star clinched the title following an exciting race on the Interlagos circuit in Brazil on Sunday when he came fifth, giving him enough points to take the crown from fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton.

© Press Association 2009