It lasted over 4 hours due to heavy rain and was won by Button: the longest race in F1 history

It lasted over 4 hours due to heavy rain and was won by Button: the longest race in F1 history

It’s been 13 years since the Canadian Grand Prix where driver Jenson Button achieved one of the memorable victories of his career against Sebastian Vettel, the reigning champion, at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Jenson Button during the celebration for his victory in the Canadian GP (Clive Rose/Getty Images).

The Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix race lasted four hours in 2011 due to heavy rain causing it to be stopped, making it the longest in the competition’s history. That day Jenson pressedwho won the title with Brawn GP in 2009, won against Sebastian Vettel the defending champion, who started from the pole.

During that time, the Red Bull driver dominated most of the race, until the weather put him in a bind and the Briton, who finished second that season, was left with a memorable victory by being excelled in adverse conditions, a virtue that carried with him all his life.

That day, Button also left another great driver in history out of the competition: Lewis Hamilton, whom he cornered into the wall and forced to abandon. After the action was stopped on lap 25, once the water was cleared from the track and the action resumed 120 minutes later, Spaniard Fernando Alonso had to stop on lap 36.

The problems for the drivers did not stop due to the weather and Button was no exception as he was penalized with Drive Through for speeding while the safety car was on the tarmac, so he had to enter the pit-lane. He fell to the back of the grid, but he did not lose hope.

Despite the setbacks, Button didn’t stop believing and attacked Vettel all the way, with the final laps seeing the McLaren driver close in on him. It is how, at the end of the dispute, he managed a heroic victory at the end and that many Formula 1 fans remain in their memory because of its emotional nature.

Source: Tycsports

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