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Jenson Button wins mixed up race in Hungary - The Brit takes victory, with Vettel and Alonso joining him on the podium

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Jenson Button wins mixed up race in Hungary
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It was wet in Hungary, although there were no major rain showers, just enough to spice things up. Sebastian Vettel got away from the grid cleanly from pole, but was tentative around the first few laps on intermediate tyres, and Lewis Hamilton took the lead.

The first round of pitstops changed nothing, Hamilton was leading with Button, Vettel and Webber behind. Nick Heidfeld’s Renault burst into flames after his stop which brought about the second pitstops earlier than anticipated. Heidfeld jumped from the flames okay, and surprisingly there was no safety car. Michael Schumacher also retired in a less fiery fashion.

McLaren split their tyre strategies, leaving Button and Hamilton to fight for the lead, it changed hands several times before the rain returned. Hamilton spun but righted the car into the path of Paul di Resta. He was given a drive through penalty. Despite that, he finished the race fourth.

Those troubles granted his teammate Button the lead, and Jenson kept his head, taking the victory from Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Two other retirements as well, a double DNF for Lotus, with oil and water leaks.