Jenson Button finally took home the top spot on a podium at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. I have always liked Jenson, so I am happy that he pulled off a victory for Honda, even if it came under wet conditions.
Poor luck for Alonso, and M. Schumacher. Speaking of Schumacher, WTF was he thinking at the end, going toe-to-toe with Pedro de la Rosa? Is Michael so thickheaded that he did not realize that any finish in the points was going to be a big payday for him on Alonso? He could have easily came in 3-6, depending on what the rest of the filed was lapping, but he did not want to play it safe. While I do not know the direct cause of his retirement, I have to believe that it was a result of his aggressive driving.
At any rate, I love F1 in the rain because wet conditions almost always guarantee a jumbled field at the top, which was the case today.
This race also looks like the end for Villeneuve; his sub, Kubica, who finished a respectable seventh in his debut race. I wonder if Villeneuve would consider a tour in NASCAR, much like JPM? I have always like Villeneuve, even if he has been a “has-been” for the last 6+ years.