Posted September 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying. Button, who won the season's opening GP in Australia, overcame balance problems in his McLaren to grab his first pole of the season. Defending champion Sebastian Vettel was 11th. Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela finished second and third, respectively. Vettel is trying to catch championship leader Fernando Alonso. His Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start the race with a five-place grid penalty. Alonso was sixth in qualifying behind Sergio Perez and Kimi Raikkonen.
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