Jenson Button ended a more than three-year wait for pole position by securing top spot on the grid for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix.

Button's last pole was in the 2009 Monaco GP en route to securing the world title that year, but at Spa-Francorchamps he found himself in a class of his own today.

Behind him an unusual top three - given none of the top-five title contenders performed well - are Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Pastor Maldonado in his Williams.

It was 32-year-old Button's first pole since joining McLaren, his first for 61 races, and the eighth overall of his Formula One career.