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Magic Moment – Jenson Button’s first win (Hungary 2006)

Submitted by on February 20, 2014

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The podium at 2006 Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix was full of firsts.

Podium_2006_Hungary_01_PHCPedro de la Rosa ( McLaren), Jenson Button (Honda) and Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber)

After going 113 races without a win, Englishman Jenson Button finally got to taste the Champagne on the top step of the podium. In tricky wet conditions and despite lining up way back in 14th on the grid, Button sliced through the field to take a memorable and popular win in his Honda.

It was also the first and only podium for Spainard Pedro de la Rosa, who had slotted into the vacant second seat at McLaren following the departure of  Juan Pablo Montoya to  NASCAR.

German Nick Heidfeld was also in the party mood, after scoring BMW Sauber’s first ever podium with a fighting 3rd place.

Button_2006_Hungary_04_PHCJenson enjoys his first ever Grand Prix victory

Button_2006_Hungary_02_PHCButton salutes the crowd

Button_2006_Hungary_06_PHCAn ecstatic Jenson Button on the podium

Heidfeld_2006_Hungary_02_PHCNick Heidfeld enjoys his moment for finishing 3rd

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