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McLaren's Jenson Button wins Belgian Grand Prix

Published on Sep 2, 2012 9:33 PM
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button celebrates on the podium at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Sept 2, 2012 in Spa during the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix. -- PHOTO: AFP

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) - 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.

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