Penalties for the two championship protagonists, omnipresent rain and a succession of collisions led to one of the most unusual, as well as one of the longest, races in recent memory, and the first ever wet Hungarian Grand Prix.
Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix in a Honda RA106 © LAT
Starting from the top, Jenson Button finally broke into the win column at his 113th attempt. It makes him only the third driver to record a maiden victory after a century of starts, following on from Jarno Trulli (117, Monaco 2004), Giancarlo Fisichella (110, Brazil 2003) and Rubens Barrichello (124, Germany 2000).
Button won't want to follow on from their examples. Barrichello had to wait two years before his next win, while Trulli is still looking. At his current strike rate, it will take Jenson 9,944 more races before he ties Michael Schumacher's 89 career wins, which would take him approximately 552 years!
A more positive stat comes from the last British driver to take his maiden win in Hungary. Damon Hill won for Williams-Renault in 1993, and followed it up by winning the next two races as well, in Belgium and Italy. Hill bowed to the crowd on the podium that afternoon in Budapest, an act that Button coincidentally repeated on Sunday.