F1: Button shines in Hungary

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McLaren Mercedes driver, Jenson Button, marked his 200th Grand Prix in style with a win in Hungary today. Button’s team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, had been leading after passing polesitter Sebastian Vettel in the slippery conditions, early in the race, but it wasn’t to be his day.

Both of the McLaren drivers had been enjoying spells at the front, and were looking good for a one-two finish until Hamilton was punished for his ill-judged tyre choice. A pit stop for slicks, and a drive-through penalty for forcing Paul Di Resta off the track saw Hamilton drop down to fourth, while Red Bulls’s Vettel secured second place – and extended his points lead over his closest rivals, while Ferrari’s Fernando took the final step of the podium.

Result
1. J Button McLaren-Mercedes 1h43:42.337
2. S Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 3.588
3. F Alonso Ferrari + 19.819
4. L Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 48.338
5. M Webber Red Bull-Renault + 49.742
6. F Massa Ferrari + 1:17.176
7. P Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
8. S Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
9. N Rosberg Mercedes + 1 lap
10. J Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
11. K Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
12. V Petrov Renault + 1 lap
13. R Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 2 laps
14. A Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 2 laps
15. S Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 2 laps
16. P Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 2 laps
17. T Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 4 laps
18. D Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth + 4 laps
19. J D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 5 laps
20. V Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth + 5 laps

[Source: BBC F1]

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