Jenson Button admits it has been a "long time coming" after securing his first pole position for McLaren at Spa.
Button, who is competing in his 50th race for the team, was last at the front of the grid at Monaco in 2009 when he was driving for Brawn.
Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi was second and is taken by surprise when he is told that he is the first Japanese driver to have qualified on the front row of the grid.
While third-placed Pastor Maldonado says he is looking forward to a competitive second half of the season.
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