At last! - Button wins his 1st Grand Prix.Wow!, what an exciting Hungarian grand prix? Normally this race is boring because there are limited places on the track to pass, but no one expected it to be a wet race, in fact this is the first time in the twenty one years they have been racing there that it has rained, so no one really knew what to expect. It caused plenty of cars to spin and there were some spectacular crashes. Unlucky Kimi Raikkonen was one of them. He smashed into Liuzzi’s Red Bull while trying to pass the back marker. Kimi was leading the race at the time.

Both Alonso and Schumacher drove extremely well from 15th and 11th respectively to move quickly through the field. They are without a doubt in a class of their own in wet and dry conditions. Alonso devasted the field in the first 30 laps and even lapped Schumacher at one point. Schummies tyres were no match for Alonso’s pace and it looked like Schumacher was going to struggle to even get a point. Button in the meantime was putting in fast laps and was driving a sensible race. I was kind of waiting for his car to blow up which it normally does when he is doing well. But, he soon started to catch Alonso by a second a lap and at one point was within 2 seconds of the leader.kimi going into the first corner.

Then the fun began. Alonso came into the pits for some new tyres, and upon leaving the pits you could see there was something wrong. He swerved a couple of times and two corners later he was in the barriers. We were jumping up and down with joy, at least Schummie could get some points and close that 11 point gap because at this stage Michael was moving through the field and was in 2nd position so a win was quite possible, if only he had gambled correctly when he came in for some fuel. Instead of putting on new tyres, he decided to keep his already worn intermediates, which was ok for a couple of laps but with the track drying out fast, meant his tyres became useless. De La Rosa managed to get past him although Schummie made him work for that position. Heidfeld soon caught him as well and disaster struck when the two tangled leaving Schumacher with a broken suspension. So no points for him or Alonso.

And so Button won the race quite comfortably in the end. I am happy he won. It’s about bloody time. It must have been pretty depressing having raced 112 times and not won a race. The curse is over! Lets just hope he doesn’t win anymore this year and spoil it for Michael Schumacher.

Kimi misjudged the speed of Liuzzi's Red Bull and slammed up the back of him.
SPECTACULAR CRASH: Kimi almost rolled over
Liuzzi’s Red Bull after hitting him from behind.

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3 Responses

  1. blank Pete Bowen says:

    A Race you can actually talk about!
    Well Mick for once I agree, this was a helluva race.  Well done to Button for finally winning.  Although it is this point that I would like to talk a bit about.
    Did he win it, or did all the others drivers who have faster cars, more skill, etc. lose it.  Would Schumi have won had he choosen correctly at that last pit stop?  Would he have won had Alonso’s wheels not fallen off?
    As with most things you can sit and debate the "what if’s" till the cows come home, the fact is he did win and now needs to build upon that to become a great driver.  I am not talking about a Damon Hill one hit/ season wonder.  Lets see Button change teams and still win.  I mean look back a few years.  Aryton Senna won the world championship in a Lotus, then changed teams (Mclaren, and eventually Renualt,  and continued winning.  Look at Schumi, he drove for Benneton for many years consistently winning and then chaged to Ferrari when they were crap.  Still kept on winning. 
    Yes, the car is a big deal in F1 but why is it that the great drivers can still consistently win even in mediocre cars.  Raw Talent.  Anyone remember a bloke called Jacques Villeneve?  Didn’t think so? 
    So lets see a few more wins from Button, A team change and then more wins and then we can start talking about how good a driver he is.
    That’s my two cents worth!

  2. blank Mike says:

    Well, the only person at the moment that has genuine f1 talent like Michael Schumacher is Alonso. They were the only people on the 1st lap to drive through the field in the wet conditions while the likes of Massa and Fisicella dropped back or skidded off the track.
    Button may have won if Alonso was still racing, as he was catching him pretty quickly in the wet. Then again we will never know if Alonso was already suffering from car trouble…
    I don’t think we will see Button winning again in a hurry. I think it will be Kimi soon, if he can just finish a race without crashing or having his car explode.

  3. blank Barrett79 says:

    I have to say that I think jenson will be World Champion. He has the talent, he drove very well in the wet and carved his way through the field. I think Kimi, Jenson are on par with Fernando with  Schumacher still clear . When he has retired it should get interesting.

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