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No Panic Button At Hungarian Grand Prix

The second race of the 2011 Grand Prix season in two weeks travelled to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix, AKA the Formula 1 Eni Magyar Nagydij 2011. This is an event of great historical importance on the world stage.

It took place at Sun 31 July 2011 at 14:00 local time. The race marked Jenson Button’s 200th f1 appearance. It was also his second victory this season; after winning in Canada in June. But this track in Hungary  must hold special memories for Button. It was where he secured the first ever win of his career. The British driver is now reportedly centred on catching up to Sebastian Vettel, sitting on top of the table with 85 points.

The reigning champion, with Red Bull-Renault, secured pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It was his eighth pole of the season. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton maintained a healthy lead for most of the race. However, Jenson Button with McLaren-Mercedes ended up romping ahead. This forced Vettel into second place .The Spanish former winner Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was third. Lewis Hamilton however, despite a brilliant opening, finished the race in fourth. But this is the third race in a row Vettel has failed to be first across the finish line. Could last year’s Grand Prix winner is experiencing a slump, just as this season is drawing to a closing?  Who can say? It may be a little too early jut yet to push the panic button.

The Hungarian Grand Prix was first held in 1936. The event would then make history fifty years later. When, in 1986, it became the first ever Grand Prix to be staged in a communist country, in the height of the cold war. The Formula 1 Eni Magyar Nagydij 2011 now lasts for 70 laps and has a circuit length of 4.381 km (2.722 mi).

It has been won most times by the German racer Michael Schumacher. He was victorious a stunning four times. And now Button has joined the pantheon of winners to take the crown at Hungary.

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