Monday, 1 August 2011

Jenson Button’s victory in his 200th Race of career

McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button wins in 200th Race of career in Hungary.

On the anniversary of his 200th Formula One Grand Prix and the place of his maiden success, Jenson Button sailed calmly in his McLaren to a superior win in the slippery circumstances of Budapest.

Jenson Button driving around a wet Circuit
Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / www.mclaren.com]

"This is the first place where I won a grand prix, in 2006, in these sorts of conditions," said Button.

When Hamilton went for the summer break he was third in the championship with 88 points behind Vettel; Alonso in 4th position and Button remaining 5th.

Button was running behind Hamilton who passed Vettel for the lead, in the second phase of the race after jumping Vettel at the first round of stops.

But when Hamilton opted for the soft tires at his third stop, Button chose the prime tires.

There was a terrific moment when Nick Heidfeld's Renault caught fire while coming out from the pit-lane, although this threatening incident was not considered dangerous enough to bring out the safety car.

An explosion happened to the car caused by the engine's air bottle where Nick Heidfeld escaped in a fraction of a second.

Nick Heidfeld's exploded car
Picture: news.bbc.co.uk

Nick Heidfeld says that

"The pit stop took longer than it should have and something overheated.

I had a fire in Barcelona as well but this one got quite close and I felt some heat hence I had to get out quickly.

There was a small explosion on the left of the car. I have never seen anything like this before."

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