Published: Sunday September 2, 2012 MYT 9:44:00 PM
Updated: Sunday September 2, 2012 MYT 9:59:36 PM
Button wins Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS (Belgium): Jenson Button in a McLaren led from start to finish to win the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.
It was the Englishman's second race win of the season following his victory in the season opener in Australia in March.
Second place went to Sebastian Vettel of Germany in a Red Bull, with Kimi Raikkonen of Finland in a Lotus completing the podium The race got off to a chaotic start with a multi-car pileup at the first bend.
The end result of the accident was that world championship leader Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), former world champion Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and France's Roman Grosjean (Lotus) were eliminated as the safety-car came out.
The crash appeared to have been provoked by Grosjean trying to jump ahead of Hamilton who smashed into the back of the Frenchman's car which then was catapulted onto and over the front of Alonso's Ferrari.
Also out of the race with car damage was Sergio Perez in a Sauber. All four drivers were uninjured.
The race resumed several minutes later with pole-sitter Button in the lead and he never looked like being caught after that. - AFP