ABOVE: Vettel continued his 2011 domination to Belgium where he overhauled his total points total from 2010 with still seven rounds left to go.
The 2011 Shell Belgian GP was filled with drama with huge accidents, first corner melee, and another win in the bag for Sebastian Vettel and a one-two sweep for Red Bull. But Webber could have won the race if it hadn't been for yet another horrible start.
Speaking of starts, this one was a crazy one as Nico Rosberg leapt to the lead back from row 3. Webber dropped back to eighth, but the drama was farther back in the field. Bruno Senna, who took the place of Nick Heidfeld, who had been dropped by Renault, got into a collision with Jaime Alguersuari, who had made a great qualifying effort to start sixth. The Spanish driver was out, however, and Senna would need to pit for repairs and dropped down the field.
Then, even farther down the pack, the "Junior" teams got into battle and it wasn't pretty. Sutil hit Glock who ran into Heikki Kovalainen who hit his teammate, Trulli. The two Lotus drivers were stranded at the end of the field but continued to race.
Vettel got Rosberg on the second lap to take the lead with the help of DRS. Vettel then took of into the distance. But the tires that Pirelli offered for the race blistered really quickly so both Red Bull drivers came in to pit early on.
Buemi retired on Lap 6 with damage to his rear wing after contact with Perez. But Hamilton had the biggest shunt of all, colliding with Kobayashi and hitting the wall hard enough to knock himself out for a moment.
SEQUENCE: Hamilton had a huge crash at Les Combes.
Vettel went on to win a very exciting Belgian Grand Prix and continued to stretch his championship lead. Webber was second, Button third.
Here are the full results.
2011 Belgian Grand Prix by Shell
| Place ||No||Driver||Team|| Laps || Elapsed Time || Grid ||Pts|
|2||2||Mark Webber||RBR-Renault||44||+3.7 secs||3||18|
|3||4||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||44||+9.6 secs||13||15|
|4||5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||44||+13.0 secs||8||12|
|5||7||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes||44||+47.4 secs||24||10|
|6||8||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||44||+48.6 secs||5||8|
|7||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||44||+59.7 secs||15||6|
|8||6||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||44||+66.0 secs||4||4|
|9||10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||44||+71.9 secs||10||2|
|10||12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||44||+77.6 secs||21||1|
|11||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||44||+83.9 secs||17|
|12||16||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari||44||+91.9 secs||12|
|13||9||Bruno Senna||Renault||44||+92.9 secs||7|
|14||21||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault||43||+1 Lap||18|
|15||20||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault||43||+1 Lap||16|
|16||11||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||43||+1 Lap||14|
|17||25||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth||43||+1 Lap||20|
|18||24||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth||43||+1 Lap||19|
|19||23||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||43||+1 Lap||22|
|DNF||17||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari||27||Rear axle||9|