Button’s First GP Win

Podium—Hungaroring 06

In 2006, Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix for Honda at the Hungaroring — from 4th on the grid — the first victory of his career and the first F1 win for a British driver since David Coulthard was victorious at the Australian Grand Prix three years previously (and the first by an Englishman since Johnny Herbert won the 1999 European GP) in similarly changeable weather circumstances.

“What a day — it’s been amazing,” said the 26-year-old, finally finishing in P1 in his 113th race.  “Coming through from 14th to win the race was brilliant. I couldn’t have done it a better way. But I have to thank everyone in the team, the strategy was spot on.” The victory was also Honda’s first win as a constructor since 1967.

Hungary 2006


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