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Belgian GP as it happened


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By Mark Orlovac

1457: It's time to rest this weary keyboard. It was yet another fantastic race and there's only two weeks until the next one. Awesome. The F1 Forum continues on the Red Button and at the top of this page. Keep an eye on the website this afternoon for all the reaction from Spa. Thank you for all of your messages this weekend, take care.

Anon via text: "Eddie and Rolf Harris share the same birthday. Are they twins?"

1449: Nice touch from Webber in the press conference: "Lewis did a great job," he says. Hamilton just cannot stop smiling, he knows how important this result is. He now leads the title race by three points from Webber. Vettel is 28 points off Webber while Button is four points further back with Alonso in fifth, 41 points behind Hamilton. Is the Spaniard out of the title race now?

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NotaViking on 606: "Great race - rain always makes it really entertaining. Button got unlucky, as did Alonso, but he made a mess of things after that accident. Vettel was pretty awful, Webber recovered well after that start, but most of all, well done Lewis - clearly the fastest car and driver today."

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GraymeadYNWA on 606: "On this day of unpredictability, how have you been able to predict this correctly Mark?"
Absolutely no idea. More luck than judgement!

1439: Anthems and then champagne. A nice mix. The camera gets a soaking as well. BBC F1 pundit Eddie Jordan: "McLaren needed to make the right calls here. There was criticism of the quality of their upgrades and this is a big moment for Lewis Hamilton. He has put a big stamp down for his claim to become the world champion. But this season has ebbed and flowed and the three drivers who we think are now out of it [Button, Vettel and Alonso] will not be out of it at the end of the season."

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Whenever it gets messy, McLaren seem to have the calmer head and deliver in those circumstances."

1434: Hamilton's done it, that's his third victory of the season and his first since Canada. A significant victory for Hamilton, especially with three of his rivals not scoring any points. The cars are quickly diverted the wrong way into the pits to avoid a lengthy in-lap and Hamilton leaps out of the car. Kubica was third, Massa fourth, Sutil fifth, Rosberg sixth and Schumacher seventh. Vettel ended up in 15th.


BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Webber will be relieved with second after that difficult start, but there's no points for Alonso, Vettel and Button."

Lap 42: Hamilton leads Webber by 1.6 seconds with the Australian leading Kubica by the same distance. Will there be any more drama? Vettel is in 15th by the way, no points for him.

Lap 41: Hamilton gets off cleanly and keeps the lead over Webber. Rosberg overtakes team-mate Schumacher for sixth - that will put a smile on the younger man's face. Whoa, Jarno Trulli spins his Lotus coming down into Pouhon. He's lucky no-one smacked into him.

Lap 40: The safety car is in at the end of this lap. Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne tells the BBC that intermediates are the tyres to be on now as it is drying up.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Lewis is very calm in that car. He is driving better now than he did when he won the title in 2008."

Lap 39: Vettel says it is not wet enough but his team reply that their spotters believe it is and that those drivers on inters are struggling. There's a bit of spray coming off the cars now and Hamilton complains that the safety car is going too slow. I can't keep up. This is absolutely superb.

Safety car
Lap 38: Vettel has to come in again for another set of full wets. BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz says the German burnt out his previous set as it was not yet wet enough on the track. ALONSO SPINS. He touches the paint coming out of Les Combes coming into Malmedy, he smacks into the barrier and sits in the middle of the track. The Spaniard clambers out and runs to safety. HE'S OUT. Safety car.

Lap 36: Loads of cars pile into the pits now. It's all going off. Alonso and Vettel touch wheels in the pits. The Mercedes duo are on inters and Vettel is on full wets. How long will this rain last? Nick Hulkenberg is still out on slicks still. Interesting. Kubica overshoots his pit-lane box, that's a very costly delay as Webber gets out in front of him for second. Hamilton still leads.

Lap 35: Hamilton is tip-toeing around the circuit, he tells his team that the rain falling heavier now. He gets a reply that they "do not want to jump too early". AND HE GOES OFF. He's in the gravel at Rivage. More drama. He keeps his head though and gets back on the track.

Lap 34: The rain is falling. Glock comes in for full wets. Tellingly, Hamilton and Webber decide to stay out. Is that the right decision?

Lap 32: Hamilton is told that he will remain on the slicks until "it is definitely ready for inters". Hamilton leads by 12.9 seconds, then it is Webber in third 2.2 seconds off Kubica. Massa is fourth, Sutil fifth, Alonso ninth, Vettel 19th.

Lap 30: This is Hamilton's to lose, he is 11.2 seconds clear now after setting a fastest lap of 1:49.422. Hang on though, this is not over yet - there are some very threatening clouds in the distance. Stay tuned.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "The impetuous nature of Vettel cost him last year and it is doing the same this year. He needs to calm down, he is involved in too many incidents."

McLaren's Jenson Button on his crash with Sebastian Vettel: "I thought I was doing a good job of keeping my position and fairly. I don't know what Sebastian was doing. It's a massive blow, I'm really disappointed. I felt that under the difficult conditions I found grip better than others. [On Vettel's drive-through penalty:] What else can you give him? It was a racing incident, he didn't do it on purpose but what else can you do?"

Lap 27: Vettel comes in for new tyres, they are the softer compounds, while Massa is told that rain will arrive in 10 laps. Hamilton is on easy street at the moment, he's 8.6 seconds clear of Kubica.

Lap 26: Vettel overtakes Vitantonio Liuzzi at the Bus Stop but the Force India driver's front wing slices open the left rear tyre of the Red Bull. Vettel cannot get into the pits so has to crawl all the way around the track with a flat tyre. Liuzzi does manage to get in and has a new front wing.

Lap 26: More drama - Vettel has a puncture.

Lap 25:... and Hamilton gets out in front. What power from Sutil as he takes Schumacher coming up the hill into Les Combes for fifth. Feel the Force. Or something.

Lap 24: Now it's the turn of leader Hamilton. Text book, the stop was 4.2 seconds.

Lap 23: Kubica in for his stop, so is Massa.

Lap 22: In comes Webber for his stop. Very quick. He will come out in fourth. Vettel sets the fastest lap of 1:50.868. BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz says that when Vettel served that drive-through, the McLaren mechanics all came out to the pit lane with their arms folded to give him a lingering stare. Moody.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "The championship opportunities are slipping away for Vettel. He needs the drive of his life now. He was a bit aggressive with that move and was sucked into the corner. He was closer to the corner than he realised.

Lap 20: In comes Vettel. How costly will these drive-throughs be for the German?

Lap 19: Vettel gets a drive-through penalty for that. Hungary and now Belgium. Incredible. Hamilton and Webber will not be complaining though. Hamilton leads by 10.5 seconds, then it is Kubica, Webber, Massa, Sutil and Schumacher. Alonso is in ninth.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Poor old Jenson Button, who was minding his own business. Vettel tried to sweep around the outside but the track was too damp. There was not enough grip."

Radio 5 live summariser Anthony Davidson: "Vettel thought Jenson Button was going to move over to the left so he could go through on the inside, but Jenson held his line and he's now walking away from a race he could have finished on the podium."

Lap 16: Unbelievable. As the rain starts to fall again, Vettel gets a run on Button coming out of Blanchimont but as he gets on the outside he veers into the Briton coming into the Bus Stop. Vettel is able to crawl into the pits to change his front wing but Button is out. The incident is under investigation. Massive moment.


BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Button has the straight-line speed and Vettel, who is bouncing off the rev limiter in seventh gear, can't do anything about it."

Lap 13: Button has Vettel all over him but the McLaren driver is holding up the rest of the pack. Button has bit of front wing damage and has balance problems as a result but is staying out. Hamilton, therefore, can streak away and his lead is now 8.3 seconds.

Lap 11: Vitaly Petrov takes the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg on the outside of Les Combes. Schumacher is behind the Renault driver and joins in the move at Turn Seven. There's a little bit of contact between the Mercedes drivers. Rosberg has a bit of front wing damage but they are going to keep him out. Petrov in ninth, Schumacher 10th, Rosberg 11th.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "I can't help but feel Red Bull have not had the pace. In the middle part of the lap I would expect them to be all over the gearbox of the car in front - unless they are trying to keep their tyres intact."

Lap 10: Button is told that rain is expected in 20 minutes and that he will stay out until then. Vettel and Kubica were under investigation for the incident when the Red Bull man claimed third but no action will be taken. Hamilton leads by 5.6 seconds.

Lap 7: Hamilton leads by 4.8 seconds and is told: "You're pace is good." The teams are not expecting rain in the near future. Alonso has moved up to 17th place. Vettel is 0.6 seconds off Button. I forgot to mention that Barrichello's crash did rule him out of the race. Not the way to celebrate his 300th GP.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "At least Alonso does not now have to use both tyre compounds, I am not sure if that will give him an advantage though."

Lap 5: Alonso does indeed come in. That's his second stop and he is in 20th place. Hamilton is flying at the moment. He sets a 1:53.065 and he leads Button by 2.7 seconds. Vettel is 1.1 seconds further back.

Lap 4: Hamilton goes wide at La Source when the safety car comes in but he hangs on to first. Kubica is struggling and Vettel nabs him for third at the same corner. Ted Kravitz says Alonso will come in again - to change to dry tyres. Showers are unlikely now for the next 30 minutes.

Lap 3: There's blue sky. That was a really quick shower. Very tricky to work out tyre strategy with these conditions. Glock came in for wets but then had to change them again. Two stops already for him.

Radio 5 live analyst Anthony Davidson: "Amazing start from Lewis. I saw Mark Webber out of the window in real time bogged down on the clutch pedal and he was going nowhere."

Lap 2: Button is all over Kubica and manages to get second. Safety car is out.

Lap 1: Drama. Spots of rain are falling now. And it's slippy. Loads of cars go wide at the Bus Stop chicane - at least nine. And there's contact - Barrichello and Alonso. Alonso manages to get into the pits, Barrichello's car doesn't look good.

Lap 1: What a dreadful start from Webber. It's almost as if he was standing still. Hamilton takes advantage - he leads into the first corner. Kubica second then Button. Wow. And there's a yellow flag. Can't see why.

1302: Hamilton reports that there are few spots of rain out there. They are lining up now. Massa is over his box. That could be a penalty. Ready?

1300: The drivers embark on their formation lap. It's the longest lap on the F1 calendar, at 4.352 miles long, and there's 44 of them. Robert Kubica is told that heavy rain is forecast, for a short period, in eight minutes. Crikey, this could be chaos.

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Darren and Graham via text: "Sat freezing in a field, Lowther, Cumbria marshalling the Pendragon Stages Rally, was at Spa this time last year. Shall we try to avoid the result until we get home? Nah! C'mon Jenson and Lewis, a few more laps than last year please."

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh on Red Bull's controversial car design: "I don't doubt they are quick, I cast doubt where the wings are in relation to the ground. Adrian [Red Bull's chief technical officer Newey] is massively competitive and pushes everything to the limit - and that's his job. [When asked for two words to sum up the key to this race:] Right tyres. It's going to rain at some point and if you're out there on the wrong tyres then you've had it."

EmJayLambert on Twitter: "Really hoping for Lotus to pick up some points today - who knows, with a bit of rain, Kovi & Trulli could surprise some people."

1253: I've had a few questions about where the driver tracker is, well it's now in the little carousel in the streaming console at the top of this page. Just click on it and enjoy.

1250: Weather update - there will be no rain for at least 30 minutes into the race. Eddie Jordan says Fernando Alonso cannot win from 10th and will be praying for rain.

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Spa: "The unpredictable weather in Spa means that tyre strategy could be a decisive factor during the race. What could make things even more interesting is that many of the drivers - including the Ferrari drivers and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel - have only two new sets of intermediate tyres left, which could come into play if showers affect the race. Bridgestone's Andy Stobart explains: 'If it's raining on one section of the track and dry on another then it's very difficult to be on the correct tyre. If you use a dry tyre on a wet circuit it's very slippery and you don't have the grip but if you use a wet tyre on a dry track it wears very quickly. The lap here is very long so one lap on the wrong tyre could be costly.' One thing to note in McLaren's favour, however, is that they still have three new sets of intermediate tyres left for the race."

1244: It seems as if it will be a dry start - I can see some blue sky! There is an increasing chance of rain though during the race. Lots of chat about the first lap and Lewis Hamilton battling Mark Webber for the lead on full petrol tanks going through Eau Rouge. Eddie Jordan says that Webber might let Hamilton take the lead from the start going into La Source to get the drag going up the hill. David Coulthard says that comment is the most incisive thing he has said in 18 months.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner: "Mark is driving incredibly well, he made the best of the circuit conditions yesterday and is in the form of his life. Both drivers did different things during the mid-season break, Mark did about 2000 miles on his mountain bike while Seb was up in the mountains and both have come back refreshed, although both were bored after 10 days. Mark has not changed, he is a great team player, a very likeable person and has exceeded all our expectations - including his own. It's all coming good for Mark Webber."

1241: Brundle is patiently waiting for Vettel to finish speaking to German telly. Hang in there fella. He's got him. First question: "How's your car?" Vettel replies: "Blue, four black wheels on it." Brilliant.

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Spa: "The wet practice sessions in Spa have meant McLaren pair Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have only driven four laps between them on full tanks of fuel. The thought of pulling up Eau Rouge's steep incline stacked with 160 kilos of fuel and surrounded by traffic has produced lots of cheeky grins from the drivers. Button says: 'Eau Rouge is going to be interesting. It is flat for us on low and high fuel - you don't want to lift a millimetre off the throttle pedal - because you want the tow down to Turn Five. It's going to be fun. I don't think many people will have run full tanks on slick tyres yet. Personally, I don't feel there's a car quicker than the car we have here, which is exciting. We've made some good calls this year in some tricky conditions and we know if there's a sniff of rain at Spa, it will rain.'"

1238: Yippee, it's Martin Brundle's gridwalk. Brundle says that with the weather being so changeable, this could be "one of those hero or zero days for tyre choice".

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Owen from Chester via text: "I will miss the start as car broken down in the forest - wondering how many drivers will have this view as they slide off today! Lewis from Webber from Kubica."

1229: Forget about different race strategies, there's varying clothing tactics from our telly boys. Eddie and Jake have decided to go with the pastel pink - nice touch - while David Coulthard is refusing to take his jacket off. Still feeling the cold, obviously. Those BBC F1 white jeans have had to be impounded by customs. They are nowhere to be seen. Here's Eddie Jordan: "The key here is to be in front of your team-mate. Mark Webber is in the perfect situation, if it rains he gets served first and his team-mate suffers. This whole Red Bull team was behind Vettel but Mark Webber has changed that. The team can now see the huge appeal of Mark becoming champion - he is the people's champion."

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Stu & Karen via text: "Hey Mark, sitting at Turn Nine swapping between waterproofs to sun cream. If earlier GP2 is to go by, if it rains, plenty spinning off on this sharp left."

1224: It is worth pointing you to the Legard blog which he filed on Friday about the tense title run-in. He says that in the McLaren garage 'there is reluctant acknowledgement that they have to score heavily at these final two European low downforce tracks [at Spa and Monza] where straight-line speed - where McLaren are stronger than their title rivals - can be decisive'.

BBC commentator Jonathan Legard: "Kamui Kobayashi is promising to be more cautious at the start of this race in stark contrast to his charge through the field from the back row in Hungary. Sauber's Japanese driver says he took a risk in Q1 by going out on slicks when part of the track was still wet - and it failed. But he's still planning to go flat through Eau Rouge on full tanks at the start and most other drivers have said that won't be possible."

jazzy_1985 on Twitter: "Button will make all the right decisions to win the race with Hamilton coming in behind with a surprise podium for Schumacher."

MUFC_4_E3VER on 606: "Seven races to go! Gosh I wish F1 went slower."

Ferrari on Twitter: "At the moment there is no rain on the path of the circuit, according to the Meteo France radar."

1216: A quick reminder that the drivers have been warned not to run wide at the first La Source corner and use the run off area to gain positions going into the daunting Eau Rouge. Kimi Raikkonen took advantage of that run-off area last year but that will not be tolerated in 2010. So there.

BBC pit-lane commentator Lee McKenzie: "As the European leg of the season draws to a close there has been lots of speculation in Spa about whether this year's inaugural Korean Grand Prix would happen or not. It had been rumoured that three European tracks had been discussing hosting a 'contingency' grand prix should the track at Yeongam not be ready in time. But the track surface went down just a few days ago and next week Hispania driver Karun Chandhok heads out to drive the circuit. So it seems that in fact we will be heading to Korea in October after all."

1210: On the telly there's a great video of Jake Humphrey and Martin Brundle driving from London to Spa. They've just put on 'Smoke On The Water' by Deep Purple on the stereo as they approach the track. Rock on. Anyway, Rubens Barrichello is celebrating his 300th grand prix today and he marked it with seventh place in qualifying - his best of the season. "My aim is to finish as high as I can for the team," he said. "In Spa it's difficult to say I've been there and seen it because everything can change. I don't think I need to hope - I just need to be open for any situation. Whenever I see rain, I smile. It's not an advantage but an opportunity."

BBC F1 commentator Jonathan Legard: "Both Williams cars will be running a new floor in today's race which already complies with the new FIA load test which is due to come into force at the next race in Monza. The test has been introduced to clarify suspicions that some teams - most notably Red Bull and Ferrari - have floors which flex beyond the regulations' limits. This new test could have a significant impact on the performance of these teams - far more so than the new test introduced in Spa on the front wings. Rubens Barrichello is seventh on the grid with Williams team-mate Nico Hulkenberg ninth. The aim is to score points and close the gap on Force India in the constructors' championship."

Anon via text: "It's quite clear to me that the Woking gang are going to be the team to beat at both Spa today and Monza next month. The only hope other teams have is the weather. GP lunch is always a bacon sarnie!"

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Alex in New Zealand via text: "Got the laptop open ready and waiting for a Lewis win and a drama-packed GP."

1204: I don't know about you but that last entry from Holty has made me really, really hungry. Yummy. Investigative journalism at its best. Anyway, telly coverage is about to kick off.

Waffles in Belgium
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Spa: "Orlo, I've just been to the Belgian waffle hut! I couldn't possibly leave without doing some investigative journalism and I feel four euros spent on the tasty waffle was well worth it. The fans here in Spa have to be some of the hardiest on the calendar. I went to see those brave souls who were perched on the rock-strewn slopes of the Ardennes forest, many of them crouched under umbrellas ready for the capricious rain. I have to say the view across to Eau Rouge's majestic curving incline is well worth it though. Moments before all this waffle and fans excitement, I'd been in the paddock where Lewis Hamilton was happily doing interviews while Fernando Alonso was deep in conversation with his pal Pedro de la Rosa. It's fair to say fans and drivers alike are expecting a bit of a special race this afternoon."

Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne on Twitter: "Shower for 10 mins, main shower passed to the south but it's more than enough to wet the track

TheUltimatt on Twitter: "Spa is a fabulous and wonderfully unpredictable track. If it rains I expect a strong performance from Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.

1154: Here's a quick run down as to where you can catch the action today. There's coverage on BBC One with Jake Humphrey and the boys from 1205 BST and you can also listen to it on BBC Radio 5 live from 1300 BST. All of that lot, as well as our driver tracker feature, is available at the top of this page. And then there's this live text commentary. Lovely.

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Spa: "Lewis Hamilton delivered a brilliant last lap in qualifying to lift himself from fourth to second on the grid. Hamilton is four points behind the man on pole, Red Bull's Mark Webber, in the title race and reckons he has every chance of regaining his championship lead in Belgium. 'It's one of those circuits when you want to be as far in front as possible going into Turn One,' Hamilton says. 'It's very wide there now so hopefully Jenson [Button] and I will avoid any carnage. It's not essential to have pole here and I'm in a good position. I'm hopeful of getting a good start and we'll take it from there. Here and in Monza, we need to capitalise on the fact that our package is competitive. It will be a tough race, but we'll keep on pushing.'"

1150: At the other end of the grid, Red Bull were on top again with championship leader Mark Webber claiming the team's 12th pole of the season. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton starts alongside him on the second row while Renault's Robert Kubica and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel are on the second row. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is down in 10th. It is worth mentioning that Webber, Hamilton, Vettel, Jenson Button and Alonso are separated by just 20 points in the championship race - that's less than you get for a race win. Tension? You betcha.

1145: There's been a few changes to starting grid over the last couple of days, so here goes. Michael Schumacher, who qualified in 11th, came into the race with a 10-place grid penalty for almost pushing Rubens Barrichello into a pit wall at the Hungarian GP. Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was 12th in qualifying, has been demoted five places because of a gearbox change before Saturday's qualifying. Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi has a three-place grid penalty for impeding Rosberg yesterday while Virgin Racing's Timo Glock was given a five-place penalty for getting in the way of Hispania driver Sakon Yamamoto. BMW Sauber's Pedro de la Rosa will start from the back of the grid after his team put a ninth engine of the year into his car following qualifying (each driver gets an allocation of eight for the season). Got that? Not sure I have to be honest.

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Penno on 606: "A McLaren one-two was in my dreams. I sense a lot of drama."
Thankfully, my dreams last night did not involve an F1 driver. Which was nice. I'm going for a Lewis Hamilton win and a Robert Kubica podium.

1140: Right then, you know the form by know, get in touch with your predictions, lunch menus and where you're watching the race on 606, Twitter or via text on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide) and I will try to get them on this page. There's a fair bit of other sport going on today so if you could put FORMULA 1 before your text message so I can quickly find out if you're talking to me, that would be fab. Ta.

1135: Morning all. I'll admit there was a little spring in my step as I leapt out of bed this morning (admittedly I had just been jumped on by my two-year-old daughter, but I'm sure I would have been sprightly anyway) as I contemplated what is in store for us today. The opening two days of this Belgian GP weekend have been very tricky for the teams as they tried to negotiate varying weather and track conditions. It does not look like being any different today. Mike 'Tomasz Schafernaker" Gascoyne, the Lotus technical chief, tweeted a while ago: "Latest forecast is for a dry start with rain around 1400 BST. Don't hold me to it though, forecast changing all the time."

1130: A title fight reaching a thrilling climax, five drivers battling for the title, one of the most revered circuits on the calendar, the distinct possibility of rain and the chance to see more of Eddie Jordan's eclectic wardrobe - this is going to be a pretty special afternoon. With me?

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After 60 of 61 laps
Position Driver Team

Race stopped at 60 laps

1 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes
2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Williams
6 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
7 Mexico S Perez Force India
8 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
10 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren
11 Finland V Bottas Williams
12 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus
13 France R Grosjean Lotus
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso
15 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham
16 France J Bianchi Marussia
17 Great Britain M Chilton Marussia
18 Great Britain J Button (ret.) McLaren
19 Germany A Sutil (ret.) Sauber
20 Mexico E Gutierrez (ret.) Sauber
21 Germany N Rosberg (ret.) Mercedes
22 Japan K Kobayashi (ret.) Caterham

FIA Formula 1 World Championsh 2016

Position Driver Team Pts
1 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 385
2 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes 380
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull 256
4 Germany S Vettel Ferrari 212
5 M Verstappen Red Bull 204
6 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari 186
7 Mexico S Perez Force India 101
8 Finland V Bottas Williams 85
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India 72
10 Spain F Alonso McLaren 54
11 Brazil F Massa Williams 53
12 C Sainz Toro Rosso 46
13 France R Grosjean Haas F1 29
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso 25
15 Great Britain J Button McLaren 21
16 Denmark K Magnussen Lotus 7
17 Brazil F Nasr Sauber 2
18 J Palmer Lotus 1
19 P Wehrlein Manor Marussia F1 1
21 Mexico E Gutierrez Haas F1 0
22 Sweden M Ericsson Sauber 0
23 E Ocon Manor Marussia F1 0

Points projected from latest race positions

see also
Webber takes pole for Belgian GP
28 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Webber fastest in final practice
28 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Alonso sets Belgian practice pace
27 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Schumacher in Barrichello apology
26 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Hamilton plans damage limitation
26 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
McLaren take stock in title race
25 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Ferrari respond to Lauda comments
21 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Hamilton fired up for title fight
20 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Hamilton excited by title battle
04 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Webber defends Red Bull designs
03 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Schumacher 'almost disqualified'
03 Aug 10 |  Formula 1

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