Jenson Button wins an incident-marred Belgian Grand Prix
Jenson Button shot back to the top with a race victory where he led from the start to the end. It was not devoid of drama though as Romain Grosjean took out three other drivers in the first lap itself. Later Grosjean was banned from the next Grand Prix and fined heavily.
Jenson Button bounced back with a race victory where he led from the start to the end. It was not devoid of drama though as Romain Grosjean took out three other drivers in the first lap itself. (All AFP Photos)
Flagging it off: Grid girls carrying the flags at the Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps.
It was a disastrous start to the race as Championship leader Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari crashed out of the race at the first corner where he was he was an innocent victim of a multiple collision triggered by aggressive driving by Frenchman Romain Grosjean in the second Lotus.
Frenchman Romain Grosjean was given a one-race ban and fined 50,000 euros for causing the first corner crash that turned into a multi-car pile-up on the opening lap of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. It also led to the elimination of world championship leading Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, Briton Lewis Hamilton of McLaren and Mexican Sergio Perez of Sauber.
Kimi Raikkonen, fourth currently in the driver's standings, finished a respectable fifth in the Belgian Grand Prix. He too finished where he had started, just like Jenson Button.
Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Paul di Resta of Great Britain had a great race. Nico finished 4th while Resta 10th.
The race completely belonged to one man, Jenson Button, who claimed his second win this year and 14th of his career. Starting from the eighth pole position of his career and his first for the McLaren team, the 32-year-old Briton produced a consummate display of dominant driving from start to finish.
Here Button is seen with second place Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull after the presentation ceremony.