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On the Button

Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Grand Prix start by winning Sunday's Hungary Grand Prix in an action-packed, unpredictable race.

It seemed that Lewis Hamilton was going to record his second successive win, but a sequence of errors saw him drop out of contention.

Button displayed the best race sense, judging the conditions correctly and displaying pace when it really counted. Reining champion Sebastian Vettel managed second place while Fernando Alonso put in a steady performance to grab the final place on the podium.

But the real drama was in the story of Hamilton's race. The 2008 champion had nailed Vettel and was looking on course to seal a win, but after rain had set in and dried out, he made the error of opting for supersoft tyres with Vettel and Button switching to primes. The loss of pace forced Hamilton to schedule another stop, which heralded a catalogue of errors, including a three-point manoeuvre that got him drive-through penalty.

Tribulations aside, Hamilton still managed fourth place, though the day belonged to Button who duly celebrated with a large cake to mark his bicentennial race in Formula 1.

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