Button Shines at Spa-Francorchamps

(Cardekho) Belgium Grand Prix has a long and deep motor racing history where the first Formula 1 race was held in 1925. The Spa-Francorchamps race circuit where the race was held boasts a distance of 7.004 km with 44 laps. This year turned out to be a disappointment for Hamilton and Alonso fans and a perfect pole to chequered flag race for Jenson Button who went on to secure the top step.

The race started with Jenson Button on pole, maintaining his lead by avoiding the collision at the first corner when Romain Grosjean of Lotus triggered a series of crashes by ramming his rear right wheel into Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes. The collision resulted in a chain reaction that also took out Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Sergio Perez of Sauber-Ferrari.

The incident was a very close call for Alonso who escaped with inches to spare from being hit by Grosjean’s Lotus when it came flying overhead. Alonso reported minor back pain due to the crash. Grosjean was handed a hefty 50,000 Euro fine and a one-race ban to boot for this costly mistake which means he will not be seen at the next Formula 1 Grand Prix at Monza…Read Full

  Credit: Cardekho

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