3 Sep 2012

Button wins Belgian GP after Massive Crash In First Corner

Jenson Button dominated the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa from start to finish after a terrifying crash at the start retired four cars including Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was responsible for the whole chaos moving across the track after the start and squeezing Hamilton and his McLaren.

Both cars made contact and ploughed into the cars ahead in dramatic fashion taking down Alonso, Sergio Perez and also affecting Kamui Kobayashi (who started from the front row) and Pastor Maldonado (who jumped the start). The accident totally changed the race order, with Button leading in front of Kimi Raikkonen, Niko Hulkenberg, Paul di Resta and Michael Schumacher.

Button quickly charged away from the rest, and the Red Bulls came back in the race pretty fast after being delayed by the accident. Vettel advanced slowly one place after another thanks to a great pit stop strategy and at the end of the race he managed to finish second, followed by Kimi Raikkonen on the podium. Watch the crazy crash below.