Button an F1 winner at last
6 August 2006

Jenson Button finally broke his Formula One duck today by winning a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix.

In mixed conditions, the Briton hunted down F1 champion Fernando Alonso and the two were set for a fight to the flag when the Spaniard's Renault broke a driveshaft.

That allowed Button - who'd started 14th after an engine change - to cruise to the finish. His winning margin was over half a minute.

"It's an amazing feeling," said Button in the official press conference. "If I've lost my voice it's because I've been screaming so much. The final few laps were great - I didn't want the race to end."

Button becomes the first Briton to win an F1 race since David Coulthard in 2003.

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