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Happy 200th for Jenson Button

Sometimes good news stories just seem to be written for the occasion.

Jenson Button's certainly was on Sunday.

Celebrating his 200th Formula One Grand Prix at the track he won his first Formula One race on in 2006, Jenson Button stormed to victory once again.

'This is the first place where I won a Grand Prix, back in 2006 in these sort of conditions, and it is my 200th race and I have won here again, so a great moment.' Button told formula1.com after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix.

He might have had a good bit of fortune for it to come good, but once again Jenson Button's superior driving style and sixth sense when it comes to track evolution and making the right tyre choices in changing conditions was rewarded with his second win of 2011.

While his McLaren team-mate was spinning on the damp track whilst leading and choosing to switch to the intermediate tyre, Button stayed calm and remained on the prime dry tyre.

That incident for Hamilton coupled with the wrong choice of tyres meant that Hamilton made five trips down the pit lane on Sunday, while Button made three and crucially that was the difference between winning and coming fourth.

Button added: 'For some reason I like these conditions, don’t ask me why, but it worked out again. A great call by the team to put me on the prime tyre when they did and a great call by all of us when we decided not to go to the inter. All round, amazing weekend, and I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the mechanics, the engineers, everyone within the team that has worked so hard to produce the car that we have now.'

F1 of course now has it's summer holidays, with all the teams forced to take two weeks off to give the teams large support staff workers back in the factories a chance to have some time off.

The momentum McLaren were building probably leaves them wishing the break wasn't coming, but Button will take the chance to enjoy the moment.

He concluded: 'We are going into the break on a nice high, but I think every day we are on holiday we are going to be thinking about Spa already and excited about coming back and hopefully doing the same again.'










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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 2 2011

Time: 12:00PM

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To me he's becoming the best driver around. Has a sixth sense with tires and knows how to drive cars in all conditions. Perfect attitude aswell
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