Budapest, Hungary (Sports Network) - Jenson Button from McLaren celebrated his 200th Formula One start in style by winning Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Button overcame rainy conditions and capitalized on pit strategy to finish 3.5 seconds ahead of defending world champion and current points leader Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull.
It was Button's second win of the season and the 11th of his F1 career. His first victory came in the 2006 Hungarian GP, a race that featured inclement weather as well.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished third, followed Button's teammate, Lewis Hamilton, and Red Bull's Mark Webber.
The 70-lap Hungarian GP featured an F1 record 88 pit stops. Button and Vettel made just three stops, while Hamilton, who led for most the race, had to pit six times, including one for a penalty that race stewards handed him for almost crashing into Paul di Resta while he was maneuvering around from a spin.
Vettel padded his lead in the world championship battle to 85 points over Webber. Hamilton trails the leader by 88 points, while Alonso is one marker behind Hamilton with eight grand prix to go in the season.
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