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Who was best in Hungary?

Who do you think was the star performer in the Hungarian Grand Prix?
McLaren's Jenson Button once again proved to be the master of mixed conditions as he crowned his 200th GP with victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. However Sebastian Vettel was also right up there and second allowed the Red Bull Racing man to further strengthen his lead in the battle for the F1 2011 drivers' title.

It was another action packed race with further misadventures for Lewis Hamilton, who missed out on a potential win, after a late gamble to switch to intermediate tyres failed to pay off and after also picking up a drive-through penalty for forcing Paul di Resta off track.

Below we have chosen a few drivers who we think shone during the eleventh round in the championship.

But let us know who you think was the star of the day - simply click on the 'Post your comments' link below...

Jenson Button:
Claimed his second win of the season and marked his 200th outing at the top level in the 'perfect way' [see separate story - click here].

Sebastian Vettel:
May not have won, but still second was very respectable and he now goes into the summer break with an 85-point cushion in the drivers' championship [see separate story - click here].

Lewis Hamilton:
Looked really strong to win at one point, but that rain shower in the final third of the race well and truly scuppered his hopes. Recovered to take fourth [see separate story - click here].

Fernando Alonso:
Another race and another podium for Alonso, his fourth in a row – and his fifth from the last six [see separate story - click here].

Paul di Resta:
Great drive from the Force India man and F1 2011 rookie to net seventh and his best result thus far.

Sebastien Buemi:
Bounced back from that five-place grid penalty and made up 15 places en-route to eighth [see separate story - click here].

Related Pictures

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30.07.2011 Sébastien Buemi (SUI), Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR6
31.07.2011 Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM04
31.07.2011 podium: 3rd Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia
31.07.2011 Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, MP4-26
31.07.2011 Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
31.07.2011 Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, MP4-26 is celebrating the victory

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Esteban - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 12:47 PM

Luck has nothing to do with it (or no more than any other race or any other driver). The others made bad calls or weren't quick enough (or both). By making the right calls and being quick, JB won the race... which is sort of what racing is all about.


August 01, 2011 1:07 PM

Firestorm, So Lulu was unlucky to spin. Unlucky to do a lunatic spin turn in front of Di Resta. Unlucky to get a penalty for the lunatic spin turn. Unlucky to ask for inters. Wow what an unlucky guy he is, or you could look at it and say luck had nothing to do with it, his bad driving and his bad decisions had everything to do with it. Driver of the day, Button and Di Resta

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