2011 HUNGARY GP: JENSON BUTTON KING OF WET/DRY CIRCUITS


Jenson Button wins his 200th race with a brilliant drive on wet/dry Hungaroring. Another sensational drive from the 2009 champion in mixed conditions, with the strategy calls once again putting him on top of the podium. Button eventually led Sebastian Vettel over the line by 3.5s, who in turn had a lead of 16.2s over Fernando Alonso in third. But those gaps don't do justice to how close this race was, with Hamilton, who finished fourth, looking nailed on for victory until the third pit stops when he took on supersoft tyres instead of softs.

Jenson Button:
"For some reason I like these conditions, don't ask me my why, but it worked out again. A great call from the team to put me on the prime tyre when they did, a great call from all of us. All round it has been an amazing weekend. I want to say a big thank you to the team. Everyone has worked so hard to produce the car we have now. I think we are going into the break on a nice high. Every day we are on holiday we'll be thinking about Spa. It turned out a little bit different with the rain coming down, but I had a lot of fun all the same. It's always fun racing with Lewis. It's great to come away with a victory this weekend."


The Hungarian Grand Prix;70 laps; 306.663km;
Weather: Mixed conditions.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Jenson Button          McLaren-Mercedes           1h43:42.337
 2.  Sebastian Vettel       Red Bull-Renault           +     3.588
 3.  Fernando Alonso        Ferrari                    +    19.819
 4.  Lewis Hamilton         McLaren-Mercedes           +    48.338
 5.  Mark Webber            Red Bull-Renault           +    49.742
 6.  Felipe Massa           Ferrari                    +  1:17.176
 7.  Paul Di Resta          Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
 8.  Sebastien Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
 9.  Nico Rosberg           Mercedes                   +     1 lap
10.  Jaime Alguersuari      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
11.  Kamui Kobayashi        Sauber-Ferrari             +     1 lap
12.  Vitaly Petrov          Renault                    +     1 lap
13.  Rubens Barrichello     Williams-Cosworth          +    2 laps
14.  Adrian Sutil           Force India-Mercedes       +    2 laps
15.  Sergio Perez           Sauber-Ferrari             +    2 laps
16.  Pastor Maldonado       Williams-Cosworth          +    2 laps
17.  Timo Glock             Virgin-Cosworth            +    4 laps
18.  Daniel Ricciardo       HRT-Cosworth               +    4 laps
19.  Jerom D'Ambrosio       Virgin-Cosworth            +    5 laps
20.  Vitantonio Liuzzi      HRT-Cosworth               +    5 laps

Fastest lap: Felipe Massa, 1:23.415

Not classified/retirements:
Driver        Team                         On lap
Kovalainen    Lotus-Renault                56
Schumacher    Mercedes                     27
Heidfeld      Renault                      24
Trulli        Lotus-Renault                18


After 11 races:                
Drivers:                     Constructors:             
 1.  Vettel       234        1.  Red Bull-Renault          383
 2.  Webber       149        2.  McLaren-Mercedes          280
 3.  Hamilton     146        3.  Ferrari                   215
 4.  Alonso       145        4.  Mercedes                   80
 5.  Button       134        5.  Renault                    66
 6.  Massa         70        6.  Sauber-Ferrari             35
 7.  Rosberg       48        7.  Force India-Mercedes       26
 8.  Heidfeld      34        8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         22
 9.  Schumacher    32        9.  Williams-Cosworth           4
10.  Petrov        32       
11.  Kobayashi     27       
12.  Sutil         18       
13.  Buemi         12       
14.  Alguersuari   10       
15.  Di Resta       8       
16.  Perez          8       
17.  Barrichello    4