Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

In a nod to Hungary’s many floral motifs, Lewis Hamilton wore my mother’s hippie-cute wedding dress from 1977 in lieu of a racing suit. She looked splendid. Lewis, too.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Terrible news for everyone who likes their F1 coverage British: the BBC team, led by Jake Humphrey, will only cover every other race next year.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Jenson’s also wearing my mother’s wedding dress. She’s on holiday at the moment with my father. I’m taking care of the house. New locks, I suppose.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

You would have thought grid girls are not actually called grid girls but have a proper TV euphemism to describe them—female grid professionals, perhaps?—but no, they’re in fact called grid girls. Then again, this is Hungary.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

The start. Sebastian Vettel got away very well from pole, followed by both McLarens. Behind them, you can see both Mercedeses moving rapidly up the grid. By turn 2, they would be ahead of both Ferraris.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, very fast and very magnificent, until the race slipped from his hands.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Yes, there is a Formula One driver called Sebastian Buemi, and by this season’s end, he will have driven more races than Juan Manuel Fangio. With slightly less interesting results.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix was Toro Rosso’s—the artist formerly known as Minardi—100th race. They have one win so far, taken by Sebastian Vettel at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix—his first.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher had a splendid start, only to drop out of the race in lap 26 with gearbox failure.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Five years ago, Jenson Button won his first Grand Prix here. Not a bad way to celebrate his 200th race.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

In a touch of corporate heavy-handedness, the winner’s trophy was a woodwork reimagining of race sponsor Eni’s corporate logo. You get a sense that Jenson Button didn’t care.

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Pictures from the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

It’s hard to believe the same McLaren was responsible for two of the most toxic intra-team rivalries in the history of Formula One. These two are just so happy for each other’s wins.

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