Monday, August 30, 1999 Published at 14:46 GMT 15:46 UK
Coulthard wins at Spa
David Coulthard celebrates victory as Heinz-Harald Frentzen looks on
The Finn's second place takes him one point above Eddie Irvine to the top of the championship standings.
Despite Hakkinen's dominant position within McLaren this season, there were no team orders going into the race and the team's cars were involved in a determined head-to-head for victory.
First turn fireworks
Hakkinen had pole position but he hesitated, allowing Coulthard to grab the lead heading into the hairpin first turn.
With Coulthard crowding Hakkinen, who was on the inside, the scene was almost a reversal of the start of the Austrian Grand Prix when Coulthard bumped his team-mate off the track.
The Scot soon pulled away and finally won by more than 10 seconds.
Heinz-Harald Frentzen took third place in a Jordan, with British drivers claiming two of the remaining top six places.
Irvine finished fourth in his Ferrari to keep his world title hopes alive.
And last year's winner Damon Hill ended the race in sixth place.
Coulthard said: "This has always been my favourite track and I'm delighted to win here.
"Obviously the start was important. When the red lights went out, Mika moved and I then made the better start.
"But I'm not thinking about the title. I'm only thinking about the next race (the Italian Grand Prix in Italy in two weeks' time)."
Hakkinen looked disgruntled with the start, however, as he said: "It was an experience again. I'm not very pleased and I don't wish to comment any further.
"I admit I did have a clutch problem. But I still think I made a reasonable start and you don't expect somebody to overtake you there."
Spa prospects stubbed out
Earlier Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone announced he had decided to take the Belgian Grand Prix off next year's calendar.
His declaration follows the move by Belgian authorities to ban tobacco advertising during the race.
Serge Kubla, the Minister of the Economy of Belgium's French-speaking region, confirmed the news after a two-hour meeting with Ecclestone.
Most Formula One teams are heavily backed by numerous sponsors from the tobacco industry.
Belgian Grand Prix result:
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