31 Aug 2009

Overdue win for Raikkonen in Spa

8:05 am on 31 August 2009

Kimi Raikkonen has won the Belgian Grand Prix, his first victory for 25 races and Ferrari's first this season.

Raikkonen held off a challenge from Force India's veteran Italian Giancarlo Fisichella at the end of a race which shook up the world drivers championship after a four car collision on the opening lap which eliminated the championship leader Jenson Button and the defending champion Lewis Hamilton.

Germany's Sebastian Vettel was third for Red Bull and the next three were Poland's Robert Kubica, the German Nick Heidfeld and McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen.

Button's failure to score for the first time this year left the Brawn driver 16 points clear of his Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello, with anothre three points back to Vettel.