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

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

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

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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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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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