McLaren’s Button wins in wet Hungary

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(Reuters) - McLaren’s Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Formula One start by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling race decided by tyre choices in the slippery wet conditions.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was second despite an error-strewn race to increase his grip on the title he won last year while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished third.

Briton Button sealed his second victory of the season after being wheel to wheel with Lewis Hamilton, only for his team mate to drop back to fourth after choosing the wrong tyres in the rain and then serving a drive through penalty following a spin.