Jenson Button Wins Rainy Canada GP

It almost seems like every race in the 2011 Formula 1 season manages to beat last year’s record for the most events packed into a race. After a Grand Prix in which spectators were treated to a lot of surprises, especially in the beginning and at the end, Jenson Button managed what he describes as the best win of his career, crossing the Montreal finish line first, after starting in 7th.

“That was the best victory of my career, and today is therefore a very special day for me. I fought my way from last to first to win the race, and I overtook the cars in front of me on the track. To win a grand prix by getting one over on your rivals with a series of strong overtaking moves makes it even better,” Button boasted.

The race started out with Red Bull’s Vettel out in first, followed by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, while Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber lined up in fourth, ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in fifth and seventh.

The Canada GP will probably go down as one of the most incident-filled and wettest events ever, as for almost two hours the track was battered by heavy rains forcing a stop on the action. It’s also worth noting that Button was involved in two incidents, one with teammate Lewis Hamilton, and the other with Fernando Alonso.

“As far as the incident with Lewis is concerned, I couldn’t see a thing behind me except a blur of Vodafone rocket-red, but that could have been my rear wing: obviously, it’s the same colour as Lewis’s car. I moved to the left, which is the racing line, then I felt a bang, and I feared it was game over for both of us. Lewis knows that I didn’t do it on purpose, and I know that he didn’t do it on purpose either. I spoke to him before the race restarted, and it’s all good,”
Button said.
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