Jenson Button welcomes 'some bloke' Fernando Alonso to McLaren on Twitter

Fernando Alonso

The former world champion was at his comic best on Twitter today.

Honda McLaren have confirmed their driver line-up for next season. They will be one of two teams on the grid with two world champions as their main drivers.

Ferrari have Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen, McLaren Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

McLaren have kept F1 fans waiting for a while now, the guesswork going in on whether Button or Kevin Magnussen would join Alonso as the main driver line-up, but Button has agreed to two more years with the Surrey based team and is clearly excited about the future, as he highlighted with this Tweet earlier today...

As well as that he also welcomed Alonso to his team, in his usual comic style...

Magnussen, will become the test driver and reserve for the pairing of Alonso and Button which is undoubtedly now one of the strongest pairings on the grid.

With Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set to go from strength to strength, Ferrari's dream partnership and the exciting duet of Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kyvat at Red Bull and the ever improving Williams team unchanged - next season is shaping up to be as exciting as ever in Formula 1.