Formula 1 07 Aug 2006 03:18 pm

Jenson Button wins Hungarian Grand Prix

British Formula 1 driver Jenson Button won his first Grand Prix overnight in Hungary!

A driver’s first F1 win is a monumental occasion. It usually caps off years of struggle to get to the top. It is often followed by a sequence of wins as the pressure is somewhat relieved and all associated capitalise on the momentum built with the first victory.

In Jenson’s case, this first win is doubly significant as it is the first win for the Honda F1 team (in the modern F1 era). The Honda team came into being over the last couple of years as Honda purchased the BAR team (which was founded on the ashes of the old Tyrrell team… but that’s another story). After a dismal season, it seemed that Honda was getting further away from the top step of the podium, not closer. But all is now forgiven with the first mighty win chalked up.

Jenson’s win was a classy one in tough conditions. Key rivals Alonso, M. Schumacher and Raikkonen all fell foul of the wet and slippery conditions, or of team errors. Just staying on the track was quite an achievement.

The Flying Nerd extends hearty congratulations to Jenson, the Honda F1 team and Honda diehard Scott C.

As a tribute to Jenson, I am happy to once again display this picture of Jenson Button and your correspondent. I hasten to point out that this is not a very recent picture!

Jenson Button and the Flying Nerd

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