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Belgium 2012 - Race results // Button takes a strong lights to flag victory, as first lap carnage takes out Alonso

Published by Christine Blachford

The racing in Belgium is known to be chaotic, but that's usually down to the weather. Today the sun shone over Spa, but the action still managed to deliver. A first lap incident caused by Romain Grosjean took out four cars in the first corner - leaving Button unchallenged at the front as he led the way to the chequered flag. Great racing occurred behind, but it was Vettel and Räikkönen that joined him on the podium.

BestBruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:52.822Lap 43
1Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:29:08.5301
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing+13.61
3Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+25.32
4Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+27.82
5Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+29.82
6Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+31.22
7Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+53.32
8Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+58.82
9Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+62.92
10Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+63.72
11Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+65.12
12Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+71.52
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+1 lap3
14Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+1 lap2
15Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+1 lap2
16Charles PicMarussia F1 Team+1 lap1
17Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+1 lap2
18Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+1 lap3
DNFNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 TeamLap 322
DNFPastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 TeamLap 51
DNFSergio PérezSauber F1 TeamLap 10
DNFFernando AlonsoScuderia FerrariLap 10
DNFLewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren MercedesLap 10
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamLap 10

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  • thanks for jinxing alonso, christine.

  • thanks for jinxing alonso, christine.

    I think Ima stop predicting now.

  • thanks for jinxing alonso, christine.

    That explains everything.... Keep forgoting to listen to Christine's predictions before I put my money on who's going to win....

    I did pick Alonso and Hamilton for 1st and 2nd....for the win, not for first ones DNF'ed......

  • I think Ima stop predicting now.

    No. You have to keep going. Don't think it of jinxing. Think of it as predicting bad stuff. None of the rest of us can predict anything. You at least can consistently predict bad stuff. If you can tune your predictions a little to predict good stuff you could be the best predictioner ever

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