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Classic onboard - Button’s storming final lap in Shanghai ‘06

12 Apr 2016

The 2006 Chinese Grand Prix is best remembered as the final race in which the great Michael Schumacher tasted victory, but it also featured an unforgettable final lap charge from this week’s classic onboard camera pilot Jenson Button…

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With his silky smooth driving style and deft touch, Jenson Button has always excelled in tricky wet-dry conditions – and never was this better evidenced than in China in 2006 when a late rain shower turned the Shanghai International Circuit into something of an ice rink. Starting the final lap in sixth place, the Briton trailed Honda team mate Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld’s delayed BMW-Sauber. Could he pass them both and take an unlikely fourth? Sit back and watch how it played out…