Raikkonen wins Belgian Grand Prix

BELGIUM - Kimi Raikkonen won the Belgian Grand Prix for Ferrari's first success of the Formula One season yesterday after championship leader Jenson Button crashed on the opening lap.

BELGIUM - Kimi Raikkonen won the Belgian Grand Prix for Ferrari's first success of the Formula One season yesterday after championship leader Jenson Button crashed on the opening lap.

Italian Giancarlo Fisichella finished second, just 0,9 of second behind the Finn, to give his Force India team their first points in 30 starts after securing their first pole position the day before.

Germany's Sebastian Vettel was third for championship contenders Red Bull.

Button's failure to score points for the first time this season left the Brawn driver 16 points clear of Brazilian teammate and closest rival Rubens Barrichello, who collected two points for seventh place.

Barrichello, winner in Valencia last weekend, made a poor start and then had a scare in the closing laps when his engine started smoking. The Brawn caught fire moments after he crossed the finish line. - Reuters

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