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Jenson Button on Belgian GP pole

Updated: September 1, 2012, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

SPA, Belgium -- British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel in11th.

Button overcame balance problems to take his first pole of the season, the eighth of his career, and his first for McLaren.

"It's been quite a long time since I got my last pole position, back in 2009 in Monaco. It's been emotional," said Button, who won the F1 title that year with the ...

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