29 Aug 2011

Vettel chalks up seventh win this season

9:18 am on 29 August 2011

The world motor racing champion Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix, extending his lead in the Formula One championship to 92 points after a one-two finish for Red Bull with Australian Mark Webber at Spa.

It was the 24-year-old German's seventh win in 12 races this year, with seven rounds remaining worth a maximum 175 points.

Britain's Jenson Button finished third for McLaren after starting 13th, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fourth, and Michael Schumacher celebrated the 20th anniversary of his formula one debut at Spa with a fighting fifth place after starting in last position.

Last year's winenr at Spa Lewis Hamilton crashed heavily on the 13th of 44 laps while challenging for fourth place but escaped serious injury.