Button wins in Spa

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Updated: September 2, 2012

McLaren’s Jenson Button won the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. It was Buttons second win of the season and 13th in all, and the first driver this year to win from pole.The win puts Button on 101 championship points and right back in the hunt.

Red Bull’s double world champion Sebastian Vettel finished second ahead of Kimi Räikkönen in a Lotus.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso crashed out at the first corner, along with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, but remained the championship leader with eight races remaining.

RESULTS

1. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:29:08.530
2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull – Renault +00:13.624
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus – Renault 00:25.334
4. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 00:27.843
5. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:29.845
6. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 00:31.244
7. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 00:53.374
8. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 00:58.865
9. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 01:02.982
10. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India – Mercedes 01:03.783
11. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 01:05.111
12. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams – Renault 01:11.529
13. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber – Ferrari 01:56.119
14. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham – Renault 1 lap
15. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia – Cosworth 1 lap
16. Charles Pic (France) Marussia – Cosworth 1 lap
17. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham – Renault 1 lap
18. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT – Cosworth 1 lap
r. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT – Cosworth 15 laps
r. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams – Renault 40 laps
r. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Renault 44 laps
r. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 44 laps
r. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 44 laps
r. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber – Ferrari 44 laps