F1 » Button victorious, after shattering start at Spa


Jenson Button had a perfect race to win his first Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but the race started with disaster for several of the front runners who ended up in a heap at La Source.

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richard

September 02, 2012 6:57 PM

dude. sorry, i do not understand what you are saying! first of all, you say that lulu should have backed off, then when i said , did you expect him to say after youu claude, you say that is exactly what he did. so, first of all you say he didnt, then you say he did.
curious and curiouser

107SS2009

September 02, 2012 7:04 PM

I am in no way saying that the accident was Lulu's fault in fact as I have seen it I will put the blame squarely on RG and I am also of the same opinion as Richard namely that the whole fracas might have been started by Maldonado, having said all that I also believe that Lulu did nothing to try and avoid contact with RG, I expected him to at least try to avoid it, am saying this because I believe that a driver should at least try to avoid an accident even if he is compromised.

Bruce - Unregistered

September 02, 2012 7:25 PM

Good run from Massa. OK so 3 drivers who would probably have finished in front of him went out at the first corner but still a good punt.
Let's hope he can start believing in himself now and ignore all the nay-sayers.

Formerlyknownas - Unregistered

September 02, 2012 7:30 PM

Congrats to the guys on the podium- great driving by all three!

As for Schumacher- a great job for most of the race, but that pit entry was ridiculous. Should be a big, fat fine/penalty for THAT. (Amazing driving by Vettel to avoid an accident.)

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

September 02, 2012 9:40 PM

Although I 100% blame RG for the startline and 100%don't blame LH, Sunny/107 makes a good point that IF LH had backed out/moved further into that tiny remaining gap, his start MAY have been compromised but he may well have scored points. I'll counter that though by asking how many drivers can I think of in my 30 plus yeas watching F1 would ACTUALLY have done that, and I can only think of two, Lauda and Prost.

Also, for Amigo's benefit, not only was that not the biggest start-of-GP shunt ever, it wasn't even the biggest at Spa! check out the youtube vid of the 1998 start.

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