Jenson Button wins the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix

Article by Christian A., on September 4, 2012

The winner of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps is McLaren's Jenson Button whose performance has not been so impressive lately. After Button qualified to be on pole position, he sped into an early lead as a commotion took place behind him. Lotus’ Romain Grosjean had moved across the track from side to side and had clipped the second McLaren of Lewis Hamilton, setting off a terrible multi-car shunt that took out Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.

This also eliminated Kamui Kobayashi who was in the front of the grid for the first time. After getting past a pitstop, he was able to rejoin but the Sauber didn’t have some bodywork parts and its aerodynamics had been compromised.

The race had resumed after a long clear-up operation but Button was unstoppable as he continued to gain ground while the others fell behind him as they angled for a better position. The unpredictable weather at Ardennes had made teams come short on dry-track running. The race order got mixed up because of the various strategies and car set-ups.

World champion Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel also performed well in the race. After starting at No. 10 on the grid, he drove aggressively and was able to move up to second position by the end. Vettel and Button were the only participants in the race to succeed in using a one-stop strategy. The others who tried it experienced severe wearing of their tires in the last stages of the race and lost time.

Topics: formula 1

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

In racing, driving a quicker and lighter car doesn’t always result in a win. However, such a car definitely has some advantages over other competitors. This could be the reason...
by - February 16, 2017
Yes, Toyota hasn’t joined the WRC since the first generation of iPod was released. For the first time in many years, Toyota comes back and has won its first race...
by - February 14, 2017
It just keeps getting hotter. McLaren, Porsche and Ford Motors have heated up the GT4 racing runways. In no time, BMW and Mercedes-AMG will be joining in. Not to be...
by - February 10, 2017
The final version of Lexus’ GT3 racer is now here at last and it looks meaner and more menacing than the namesake concept it was derived from. Welcome the new...
by - January 16, 2017
BMW recently held its year-end celebration in Munich, Germany. The same motorsport event had on display the upcoming BMW M4 GT4. It was then wrapped in camouflage to conceal its...
by - December 15, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries