Your Favourite Canadian Grand Prix - 2011 Button's Epic Victory

"The win of his career" and an all-time classic - Jenson Button wins Formula 1's longest-ever Grand Prix in 2011, and F1's Twitter followers name the race their clear winner. Keep watching for exclusive insight from Jenson. For more F1® videos and all the action, anytime, anywhere, visit

Steve Langdon
Watching for 5 hours that day was so worth it
Randy Lahey
Jenson knocked three guys out including his teammate lol
Steffan Bowen
Jenson Button's F1 Career in 1 race
It''s beautiful :') <3
Hands down the most thrilling GP i have seen. Great video
F1 goals those days - From P15 to P1. F1 goals these days - Keeping those Mercedes in sight. .........
Forgotten Mustard
I remember sitting until very late that night (I had school the next day). But I didn't regret a bit losing hours of sleep. It was worth it !
Can't wait until we get to vote for our favourite Russian GP
Lynford Walker
A quiet, well mannered, underrated legend!
Despite my driver Alonso being out of the race, this was the greatest win I've ever witnessed. Gained eternal respect for JB after that race.
Kane Knightwolf
if there were ever an F1 hall of fame, JB would be in it for sure
Danijel Ujčič
underrated F1 champion
Anthony Iuculano
This was the first time I had attended an F1 race, after 10-15 years of following it, and I was at turn 6. There couldn't have been a better time to go for the first time. I stood in the rain for four hours and saw Button pass Vettel right in front of my very own eyes, it was incredible. Such a great race in my hometown made me proud to be Canadian.
Jenson is probably best wet weather driver in his generation
Certainly one of the greatest f1 races ever. I don't think I was the only one punching the air when pointy finger man lost his rear. ; )
i go as far as to say that this was the most epic race of all time
Demetri Moundros
This was the best F1 race ever
Formula One Fan
I do like Button but I believe he ruined Alonso's and Hamilton's race
ciro esposito
oook, i really like Jenson and this is the best race of the Last five years but where is M. Schumacher in this clip? That was the best race of him since his return... The Master of Rain with a shit car.
Sebastian looks really pissed on the podium. Look at him lmao.
Matt Leary
The longest-ever race, and a record that will never be broken with the four-hour time limit now in place.
John G
It was misery sitting in the rain for hour after hour getting thoroughly soaked. Yet I'd do it again in a heartbeat.. We were sitting at turn 8, the corner right after the final pass on Vettel. The entire grandstand jumped to their feet and cheered wildly when we saw it on the screens and Button came into view down the back straight. I've been to a lot of GPs, but this is one I'll remember forever. Some people actually left the track during the rain delay. Can you imagine how stupid they must've felt afterwards?
the best GP in last X years !!!
Justin Chung
I don't think it's the best Canadian Grand Prix, I believe it's the best race in F1 history.
Wish Vivek
Who's the artist of the music track in the background?
Does anyone know the name of the DnB tune playing in the background?
Zoli Varga
Top 5 Canadian races for me are 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007 and this.
William Medhurst
Watching this back after todays emotional race. Lets hope you come back to the sport in 2018. If not and this reall is the end, then thank you for all the wonderful memoried JB. You will be eternally missed from the starting grid!
I remember watching this live, and I also watched Max Verstappen in Brazil live. As good as Max's drive was, Jenson's was that much better.
Martin Schmiedt
I remember that race,i remember when Schumi got past Massa and Kobayashi in a single move and when he was just behind Vettel and i just felt like "Go Schumi this is the moment you can show that you're still the best" And even if he couldn't pass Vettel but even JB and Mark passed him still she showed why he won 7 titles.So yeah,Jenson made a brilliant race and he won it from dead last,but for me the true winner was Michael :) #KeepFightingMichael   #Youarethelegend
Best race ever?
Sean McCormack
If it had stayed wet I reckon Michael Schumacher could have won the race. One of the greatest moments for me and my dad when he had the #1 next to him on the standings. <3 Michael
Arnas Tamkevicius
Song please? :)
tommy clark
anyone know the background music?
Frederick Arndt
I think it was a dirty win because he chrashed out Hamilton and another Ferrari
Michael Gaul
Does anyone know the song PLEASE !!!
1999 didn't win the vote, simply because they don't use Twitter as mush as the 2011 fans
Jack Wallace
Anyone know the song/BGM?
So he didn´t get a penalty for crashing 2 guys out of the race? :D
I disagree that "all Vettel had to do was keep doing what he had done." The lap before Jenson got within DRS range and there would surely have been a showdown at the last straight. Vettel drove over the limit because he knew about that danger. In other words, Vettel was screwed. The only way for Vettel to not have been in danger was for him to push harder during the final 10 laps rather than being conservative.
Tanner USA
What is this beautiful song?
Vintage Ripstik
I desperately need the music in this video
spiros p
One of the best come backs in f1 history
JC Webb
One of the greatest drives of all time.
Fábio Rodrigues
Canadian GP is always so interesting, it's unbelievable how 2015 race was not so great...
Sean Tan
The most humble f1 driver ever
Thomas Williams
Damn 2011, time flies. One of the best races I've watched.
Joe Reid
Good luck for the future outside of the sport of F1 Jenson, Thankyou for keeping us entertained throughout the years. ;-)
Connor Rodney
My favourite race ☺
Wow!Jenson Button🇬🇧!Sebastian Vettel🇩🇪!Over take good2011CANADA🇨🇦
Hells Gift MB
Anyone know what music is used? Nice liquid drum and bass ;)
Hells Gift MB
What song is used? It's epic!
Rio Alfarizy
jenson : WE ARE THE CHAMPION!!!!!
Matt Bark
I remember watching this live and being absolutely astounded as to how Button caught him
One of the greatest races of the modern era. 1998 Canadian GP was also a crazy race, runner up as the best Canadian GP in my book.
Freddie Blake
simply unreal, the best race I have ever seen
Sarvesh Singla
Jenson Button >>> Lewis Hamilton. Mclaren is pulling JB down.
Marko Nikolovski
Best race ever
Oh look, Vettel crumbling under pressure!
Paul Eacott
Best f1 race ever
I'm sorry but I move away from the subject :) What is your's suggest about new aero package for 2017 season ? In my opinion F1 should restore aero from 2005-2008.
Adriana Garcia
A TV globo preferiu colocar o futebol ao invés de esperar a chuva passar
Help me! I can't stop watching this over and over.
They should start doing these Favourite Grand Prix parts again
Three things terminally damaged F1: 1) Even beginning to shoulder accountability for climate change. Environmental benefits of electric engines will be realised when the masses switch their power units for daily commutes, not the elite few who’s persuit should be to put a vehicle around a track as fast as humanly possible. 2) Paywall TV. Short term greedy and vile profiteering at the expense of putting F1 in the heats and minds of future generations. 3) nonsensical gimmicks such as DRS which detract from the purity of racing as it used to be.
Carlitox b
Jenson was playing Mario kart
Asking for music on this video? Sounds nice
Jacob Olson
Good ol seb spinning out
I miss Jenson so much. He's my favourite British F1 driver.
Leo Streat
Great race and a really well written and presented video about it . Peter Windsor is the only journo I hear / read who can describe f1 so eloquently . Give us more of these longer video's !
Rob The Green Engine
I was on holiday when this race happened and I wasn't told what had happened until a couple of days later when someone said "he passed Seb on the last lap" and I remember saying "Now that's a race I'd have wanted to see." But looking back, I'm even more gutted that I didn't get to see it.
Best races ever: 5.Brazil 08, 4.Malaysia 12, 3.Hungary 15, 2.Canada 11, 1.Suzuka 05
F1 channel: thank you so much for that! <3
At the time I thought JB drove superbly but he just knocked everyone out the way 😂
andrew berridge
With these weather conditions, button in a class of his own. 👌 👍 👏 🏁
Andy Magee
Amazing race! What's the music playing?
Tim Allan
Verstappen's race was excellent last week, but this is a far better performance.
danny _r27
Amazing win in an amazing car. Gotta love the MP4/26.
alaas this will never happen again thanks to Mercedes
RicBar MacNor
The best modern day FI race I've seen. Jenson was EPIC!!
I voted the 2011 Canadian GP!!!
I was 15. My eyes was fixed to that race and when Button took the win I screamed at the tellie in excitement. Deffinatly one if my top childhood memories !
Andrea F1
This is one of my three favourite race ever. Simply unforgettable
Best race ever?
Сергей Хузиахметов
my favorite race!
Any one came after the azerbaijan gp 2017??
Ryan Bowles
That was a great race to watch
I was sitting at turn 6/7! I'll never forget seeing Jenson slide through, after vettel went off 😆
James Pilkington
Greatest race I can remember. Probably the one that really got me into F1 :)
2nd best race ever for me! Thanks for not showing Heidfeld's crash ;)
Aman Kumar
Jenson took out Hamilton and Alonso. He pressured Vettel so hard that he went off the track... Was this all planned?!?!?!?!?
Sam A-R
Best race of all time :)
I Choose 1980 Winner and World Championship Alan Jones after duel unfair Nelson Piquet at stars, and 1991 winner Piquet at last lap because smash in Nigel Mansell
Negevs are for pros
It should've been the 1978 gp
Best, most memorable, and epic Gp ever.
ravindra bastari
i love his accent
Forget this being the best Canadian GP, could it be the best F1 race ever?