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The Top-Five Races Of The Decade: Hungaroring 2006

The final entry of what I believe to be the top five races of the decade was a tough one. I toyed with the idea of Australia 2002, Brazil 2006 and a few others, but I eventually picked the scene of Jenson Button's first race victory, the 2006 Hungarian GP. In the run-up to this race, Jacques Villeneuve had left the BMW Sauber team, replaced by Robert Kubica. Juan Pablo Montoya had also left McLaren a few races beforehand, with Pedro De La Rosa standing in for the Colombian. The weekend started in bizarre fashion, as the two main championship contenders, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, received penalties for incidents that occurred in the practice sessions. A two-second penalty was applied to both of their qualifying times, ef...

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