Jenson Button won a very wet Hungarian grand prix.
Jenson Button won a very wet Hungarian grand prix. Sebastian Vettel made a great start to the Hungarian grand prix and managed to keep ahead of both McLarens into the first corner. All cars on the grid started on Intermediate wet tyres, which meant the rule that states all cars must use both dry compounds in a race, does not stand anymore. Mercedes GP drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher managed to make a great start and overtake both Ferrari’s into turn three. Sebastian Vettel ran wide into turn two on lap five and Lewis Hamilton went straight past him, to lead the grand prix.Felipe Massa had a bad spin on lap eight and damaged his rear wing after hitting the wall softly, this didn’t slow him down though as the damage was only light. Lap ten saw the first pit stops of the day with with Mark Webber and Felipe Massa changing onto the super-soft (red) compound, all drivers followed them onto the super-soft compounds within the next two laps. Lap twenty saw the first retirement of the race with Jarno Trulli suffering from a suspected oil leak. Lap twenty five saw the second retirement with Nick Heidfeld suffering from an engine fire and a small explosion after he exited the vehicle. Lap twenty eight saw the second pit stops of the race with all drivers changing to a fresh set of super-soft tyres, apart from Mercedes GP who put both of their drivers onto the soft (yellow) compound tyres. Michael Schumacher retired from the race on lap twenty nine after spinning his car and stalling the engine. Lap thirty six to fourty saw the third pit stops of the race with the majority of drivers going onto the soft tyres, apart from Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso who changed to another set of super-soft tyres. Rain started to come down on lap fourty seven, which saw Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton change onto the intermediate wet tyres, no other drivers changed onto the intermediate compound tyres. This proved to be the wrong decision for both drivers as the rain stopped within two laps and didn’t really come down heavy, both drivers came in after two laps on the intermediate tyres and changed back to the soft tyres. Lewis Hamilton received a drive through penalty for forcing another driver to leave the circuit on lap 47 when he spun his car. Lewis Hamilton came out behind Mark Webber and Felipe Massa after his drive through penalty, but managed to pull off two great moves to move up to fourth. Sebastian Vettel finished second followed by Fernando Alonso in third, Lewis Hamilton in fourth, Mark Webber in fifth, Felipe Massa in sixth, Paul Di Resta in seventh, Sebastian Buemi in eighth, Nico Rosberg in ninth and Jaime Alguersuari in tenth.