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Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps, 5-7 September



Championship leader Lewis Hamilton arrives for the driver's parade

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton arrives for the driver's parade before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix with gloomy skies overhead

Lewis Hamilton leads at the start

Hamilton leads at the first corner in the McLaren while Kimi Raikkonen claims second spot from Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa

The damp track conditions get the better of Hamilton as he spins at La Source

The damp track conditions get the better of Hamilton as he spins at La Source during lap two allowing Raikkonen to take the lead

Raikkonen maintains his lead at the head of the pack

Raikkonen maintains the lead in the Ferrari at the head of the pack - leading Hamilton by by 5.8 seconds in lap 22

Hamilton starts to gain ground on Raikkonen

Raikkonen retains the lead after both he and Hamilton complete their second stops but the British driver starts to gain ground

Hamilton sneaks past Raikkonen

Hamilton gains the lead in an extraordinary penultimate lap only to lose and then reclaim it as Raikkonen spins out as rain causes havoc

Hamilton returns to the paddock in jubilant spirits

Hamilton returns to the paddock in jubilant spirits after claiming a thrilling win in the dramatic climax to the race

Hamilton celebrates his win with champagne

The British driver celebrates his victory in the traditional style after extending his lead in the driver's championship to eight points

Massa and Nick Heidfeld claim second and third spots respectively

Massa and Nick Heidfeld claim their spots on the podium after finishing second and third spots respectively

Massa celebrates his initial second place on the podium

In a controversial twist Massa is declared the winner of the race after stewards give Hamilton a penalty for cutting a chicane




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