Belgian Grand Prix start crash (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button faces a threat to his championship lead after being eliminated in a crash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Button’s race ended in the barriers at Les Combes along with Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean and Jaime Alguersuari.

The crash was triggered by contact between Grosjean and Button, which tipped the Brawn driver into a spin.

As they headed for the barriers, Hamilton backed off to avoid the mayhem and was hit by Alguersuari.

Button rued afterwards that his poor qualifying position – 14th – left him vulnerable to this kind of accident. It ends his run of scoring points in every race this year, and the full cost to his championship lead will be counted at the end of the race.

The stewards announced they will investigate the crash after the Grand Prix. Do you think anyone should be penalised? Or was it just a racing incident?