Jenson Button buys a Ducati Panigale

Forty-grand worth of bikes bought in one sitting

FORMULA one driver Jenson Button has bought a Ducati Panigale S Tricolore and a Multistrada 1200S Pikes Peak Edition.

Button splashed out on the £23,750 Panigale and £17,250 Multistrada earlier this month. The bikes are currently being shipped from the UK to his residence in Monaco.

Button is on a five-year £60million contract with his team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, but even at £12m a year, Button earns less than his team mate Lewis Hamilton who is reported to be on £15m a year.

Button is an avid collector of cars and motorcycles, his collection includes a custom Harley, Ferrari Enzo and Nissan GT-R. He has formerly owned a Bugatti Veyron, Honda S600, NSX Type R and he had to sue Mercedes for his championship-winning 2009 Brawn BGP 001.