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Jenson Button will look at today and think that it could have been a lot worse. Taken out by Renault rookie Romain Grosjean on the first lap, Jenson could then only watch on from the pit wall, with his fingers crossed.

Being unable to scroe points, Jenson was lucky that his teammate, and championship rival, Rubens Barrichello only managed to take two points out of him overall, and that even though Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel finsihed third, Button is still in the champs lead by a comfyish 16 points.

But this has to be the last race that Jenson can risk finding luck on his side – he can’t afford to rely on it in two weeks time at the Italian GP in Monza.

Button needs to get his mojo back.

Someone who wasn’t lacking in mojo today was Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella, who drove a faultless race to end the day in second for FI’s first podium and first ever points.

But he just didn’t have enough to get by a very on-form Kimi Raikkonen in his Ferrari, who’s shown the doubters – BBC pundit Eddie Jordan we’re looking at you – that he really does still have the pace and mettle to win in F1. And a very useful KERS button, that kept the Force India behind him.

Overall it was a cracking race, and the championship battle is getting enticingly tight at the top.

But the day belongs to Fisi and Force India, who had a truly fast pace and are confident they’ll be fighting at the sharp end in Monza.

F1’s coolest man, Force India team boss Vijay Mallya, will no doubt be enjoying a good party later tonight. Hats off to them.

Let us know what you thought, and check BBC Sport’s site for full race results and championship standings.

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great finish for fisi and FI, but the results could have been much more better, just think 0.8 seconds. such action packed F1 i’ve missed since the era of schumi and mika.0.8. also people talk about kers playing a part in Kimi’s win , kers did play a role, insignificant to me, the major factor to take kimi to a victory was his talent coming down from 6th grid position. just imagine james may driving a 1500 bhp/tonne F1 car with kers, rocket proplled engine and 1ounce in weight, surly he would not win it, coz F1 is all about having balls larger then your rivals.

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I was sooooo hoping that Barrichello wouldn’t make it.
GO RED BULL!

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would people stop saying that KERS won kimi the race. the bottom line is that KERS is what knocked Ferrari off the top of the pecking order! while Red bull and the rest were concentrating all their pre season efforts on making sure they had a car with good downforce, ferrari and mclaren were off wasting valuable time and resources on KERS.

in the end, they had a rubbish car with a KERS button that is only starting to give them some reward.

RAIKKONEN HAD THE EXACT SAME START AT SPA LAST YEAR GETTING AHEAD OF MASSA AND HAMILTON WITHOUT KERS!!!!!!!!!

and in the end, he won the 2009 belgian grand prix with like the 7th fastest car!! bit of luck in there but then he is owed it.

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Lovers’ Tiff

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Kimi sure hates Force India

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Who’s read this crap about the F.I.A. trying to strip Alonso of his win in Singapore last year? What’s wrong with the F.I.A.? Why can’t they just let the drivers race? If they strip Alonso of his win; why don’t they just start choosing race winners? This is ridiculous and I think every member of the F.I.A. should be whipped (Max might enjoy it though) and Vatanen made president.

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I didnt see that story about what Stewart lee said about Hammind (until i clicked on aunty fusker’s link).

Bullies?! James May couldnt bully!

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One thing that no one brought up was Kimi’s swerve to get around Barrichello at the start. Just thinking about it, he would be concentrating so hard on getting a good start, the lights go out, he floors it, only to find the car dead in front of him is stationary. Lightning quick reflexes to swerve around it and keep on the throttle and barrel down the straight.

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I hadn’t read that Daily Mail article, I’ve got to see Stewart next month as it happens, I’ll judge his jokes when I see them in person, but Stewart Lee is a natural enemy of the Daily Mail and they are sure to have painted it in the worst light possible cherry picking the routine. The man did a joke about vomiting into the gaping anus of Christ FFS I’m sure anyone who ACTUALLY WATCHED the routine would have a completely different opinion to what the Daily Mail choses to print, they are hardy non partisan.

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na u only get penalised if u cut corners and get an advantage but kimi didnt cut the corner he went miles wide

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Mikeado, that championship box was from last year you know Hamilton’s glory.

I know Lewis can’t win it this year but who cares, One of the best drivers ever.

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Sedaer.. Hamilton has already won this year.

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My bad, didin’t notice “it” between words :p

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Kimi won becaouse of KERS and of option tyres he had at the restart after SC

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Kimi won because none of today´s F1 drivers, except possibly Lewis, possibly in the rain, possibly not this year anyway, since Ferrari has developed their cars behaviour in the wet, can match his pace at Spa. It´s actually very simple.

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It amazes me how many people (including Mr.Hibbard) are all raving about Force India as if they won the race – I mean, they did brilliantly but they came 2ND – but hardly mention the actual winner: “Oh,so Kimi won..but it was really all down to the KERS.Fisi was faster blah blah blah..”.Yes,maybe but he came..2ND!!lol

Yes,KERS helped Kimi stay in front but there’s a little more to it than that – Spa is very fast track with places to overtake if you are fast and daring enough, it’s not like Monaco where’s it’s virtually impossible to overtake.KERS has it’s disadvantages too, otherwise all the other teams would be using it.Also,KERS aside,Fisi had the fastest car over the whole track and a better handling car.

The fact is, Kimi wasn’t in the best car and he still WON it..for the 4th time – surely that deserves a bit more of a mention instead of a begrudging 1 or 2 sentence mention?!Kimi beat everyone fair and square.

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how did grojsean crash into button?

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