2012 BELGIAN GP: BUTTON WITH SUPERB DRIVING SCORES NEW WIN

Jenson Button kick started his ailing championship hopes as he comfortably won the Belgian Grand Prix after a spectacular first corner crash accounted for Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean. Sebastian Vettel came through to take second from tenth on the grid as he and Button proved that a well-managed one-stop strategy was the fastest way to complete 44 laps of Spa-Francorchamps. Kimi Raikkonen finished third on a two-stop strategy but appeared to have some KERS problems and ended up just 2.5s ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in fourth at the finish.

The first corner incident was a dramatic one, with Grosjean and Hamilton coming together before the former flew over the front of Alonso's Ferrari. Sergio Perez was also taken out in the crash, while Kamui Kobayashi, who had started second, also suffered damaged. Fortunately nobody was hurt but Grosjean was given a one race suspension for the Italian Grand Prix after the race.

The results at Spa-Francorchamps mean Vettel is now 24 points behind Alonso in the drivers' championship, with Raikkonen 33 adrift and Button now 63 points off.
UPDATE:
Romain Grosjean - One race ban
Pastor Maldonado - 10 grid placed(5 jump start + 5 duel with Glock)
Caterham 10.000 euros for unsafe box release

The Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
44 laps, 308.052km, Weather: Sunny.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes           1h29:08.530
 2.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault           +    13.624
 3.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault              +    25.334
 4.  Nico Hulkenberg      Force India-Mercedes       +    27.843
 5.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari                    +    29.845
 6.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault           +    31.244
 7.  Michael Schumacher   Mercedes AMG               +    53.374
 8.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    58.865
 9.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:02.982
10.  Paul Di Resta        Force India-Mercedes       +  1:03.783
11.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes AMG               +  1:05.111
12.  Bruno Senna          Williams-Renault           +  1:11.529
13.  Kamui Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:56.119
14.  Vitaly Petrov        Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
15.  Timo Glock           Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
16.  Charles Pic          Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
17.  Heikki Kovalainen    Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
18.  Pedro De la Rosa     HRT-Cosworth               +     1 lap

Fastest Lap: Bruno Senna - 1:52.822

Not classified:
Driver          Team                  On lap
N.Karthikeyan   HRT-Cosworth           30
P.Maldonado     Williams-Renault        5
S.Perez         Sauber-Ferrari          1
F.Alonso        Ferrari                 1
L.Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes        1
R.Grosjean      Lotus-Renault           1

After 12 Races:
Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Alonso       164       1.  Red Bull-Renault          272
 2.  Vettel       140       2.  McLaren-Mercedes          218
 3.  Webber       132       3.  Lotus-Renault             207
 4.  Raikkonen    131       4.  Ferrari                   199
 5.  Hamilton     117       5.  Mercedes                  112
 6.  Button       101       6.  Sauber-Ferrari             80
 7.  Rosberg       77       7.  Force India-Mercedes       59
 8.  Grosjean      76       8.  Williams-Renault           53
 9.  Perez         47       9.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         12
10.  Schumacher    35
11.  Massa         35
12.  Kobayashi     33
13.  Hulkenberg    31
14.  Maldonado     29
15.  Di Resta      28
16.  Senna         24
17.  Vergne         8
18.  Ricciardo      4