Button becomes first freeman of hometown Frome

Stephan Heublein

Jenson Button returned on Tuesday to his birthplace of Frome, England, where he became the first ever freeman of the hilly country town in Somerset.

The reigning world champion, and current championship leader, took a McLaren formula one car to the ceremony but joked he was confused about what the honorary title bestowed him.

"I don't really know what I can do with it," the 30-year-old, accompanied by his mother Simone, is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.