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Belgian Grand Prix from Spa - as it happened


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By Mike Henson

1535: Next up is Monza, for the Italian Grand Prix weekend. The Tifosi will be out in force to cheer on Ferrari's Alonso and Massa and Chris Whyatt will be our man in the live text seat. Practice gets under way on Friday 9 September, hope you can join him then. Bye for now.

1530: If you missed any of today's action or just want to relive the best bits all over again, get your eyeballs across BBC Two at 1715 BST this evening where a speedily-compiled highlights programme will be screened.

Fourth-placed Fernando Alonso: "It was a fun race and I had a good battle with Mark [Webber] - it is always a special battle at Eau Rouge. With every race it is getting more and more difficult to close gap on the Red Bull. At the moment they are doing a fantastic job so when a team can do that you have to say well done."

Fifth-placed Michael Schumacher: "I'm happy about the result. It was a good battle with my team-mate Nico Rosberg. I was on the softer tyres while he was on the harder tyres and it gave me the chance to overtake him. This is a special weekend for me and although it wasn't too good yesterday, luckily it finished well. I had a good feeling earlier in the day my wife is here and she said it would be a good race."

1515: Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas looks like he has enjoyed the race and takes the jibes from Norwich City fan Jake Humphrey in good humour. "I'm a big fan I have been to a few circuits and like Monaco a lot where I get to enjoy hospitality from people like Eddie. We had this international break and had just enough time to get across to London. It is amazing to be able to get along the grid, and see all the fuss and the emotion," he said.

Bruno Senna, who finished 13th on his Renault race debut, tells BBC Sport: "I had never done the first corner with high fuel ever, so unfortunately I misjudged the braking area. Sorry to Alguersuari, but fortunately for me, there was no damage to [my] suspension so I could continue to race. It was a misjudgement, and lack of doing it for 11 races. I should have maybe been more careful but I'm here to race and I wanted to race. I think our pace was actually pretty good and I had good experience on both sets of tyres, so now I'm looking forward to Monza."

1506: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson has picked out a narrative through the madness of today's race. His race report is up on the site now.

Third-placed Jenson Button: "If I'd stayed in 13th place at the start, it would have been easier to challenge these guys [Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber] but it was mayhem. Paul Di Resta hit my rear wing, or we collided, then someone's front wing flew off and went through my front wing and took off my mirror, which was pretty scary. So it was a case of what might have been, but, all in all, from starting 13th it's good to have finished on the podium."

Second-placed Mark Webber: "My start was shocking - I dropped lever and the car stalled, so that was disappointing. It put me on the back foot knowing we would stop early to get rid of the set of tyres. The team handled things really well. It was not an easy Grand Prix for the crew on the pit wall. But it was a good result and I enjoyed the race."

Race winner Sebastian Vettel: "We had a lot of concerns going into the race after qualifying and weren't quite sure about the tyres blistering. The team took the risk and we had reason to be confident, but you never know until you get out there. We both stopped early on so the main target was to see how the tyres were over the first few laps. But the pace was steady and I was feeling comfortable and got back into the lead so after the safety car it was key to get past Alonso and get a gap to make it more comfortable. It was certainly more tyre management than usual."

1457: The Kobayashi-Hamilton incident is splitting the Twitterati right down the middle. If you want to wade in with your 140 characters-worth, click this way.

1453: That chasm between Vettel and the rest of the field is especially yawning after today's result. The fight for second place, and that might be what we are left with, is particularly tight though. Twenty-one points cover Webber in second and Hamilton in fifth.

Tony Ferguson on Twitter: "Wow! What en epic race! A great comeback from the time off. JB Driver of the day!"

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Anon via text on 81111: "The season is all but over for the title race. Hamilton looked like the only driver with the capacity to produce lap times that could challenge Red Bull, but his consistency has been poor. Credit to Vettel for producing the results, and not getting complacent- a true double world champion in the making.. "

1445: The missing element in today's race was Hamilton whose race came to an end around a third of the way through after a clash with Kamui Kobayashi. Perhaps a predictable pair to get embroiled in an incident together. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, perhaps equally unsurprisingly, believes that his man was the victim in the crash though.

1440: Red Bull techical supremo Adrian Newey has a wide grin plastered across his face as he accepts the constructors trophy. A big change from the man who was severely miffed by the tyre situation at the start of the race.

1436: Button asks Vettel who took the lead at the start of the race as they prepare to take the podium. The view isn't great from 13th on the grid, I guess.

BBC co-commentator David Coulthard: "That's an emotional victory, I think I saw [technical chief] Adrian Newey rubbing his eyes on pit wall. It was a difficult decision for them to decide what to do at the start of the race about tyres."

1434: Fist-pumps and a dive into the crowd of Red Bull mechanics for Vettel as Petrov, who finished ninth, parks his Renault next to the pit wall which he scales for a shortcut back home.


Chequered flag
Lap 44: Vettel's lead slims down to around three seconds, but his win is never in doubt.

Lap 43: If he converts his third place in the race into a place on the last step of the podium, Button will move ahead of team-mate Hamilton in the driver standings, while Vettel's win will increase his lead to 92 points.

Lap 42: Both Rosberg and Alonso admit defeat in their attempts to keep Schumacher and Button respectively at bay. Button moves up into third and Schumacher is in fifth, great performances by both today.

Lap 41: Rosberg is told that he may need to conserve fuel to get to the chequered flag. A coded instruction perhaps, asks the man to my right as Schumacher crawls all over the back of his colleague.

Lap 40:Alonso advantage is down to 2.1 seconds over Button. While Vettel is still comfortable at the front of the race with a lead of more than six seconds over Webber.

Lap 39: Schumacher is on the faster, softer tyre so it is not quite a straight fight between him and Rosberg. Schumacher shuts the gap to 0.5 seconds. Button is told to chase Alonso who is 3.8 seconds up the road and occupying the final podium spot at the moment.

Lap 38: Fifth-placed Nico Rosberg is told that team-mate Michael Schumacher is closing on him and the pair are given the OK to race by the Mercedes. Could get tasty for the bragging rights in that garage.

Lap 37: Webber sweeps past Alonso and up into second, will he now mount a challenge to team-mate Sebastian Vettel. The gap is less than eight seconds with seven laps to go.

BBC Radio 5 Live
Anthony Davidson on BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think Vettel now has this race won. He has had the fastest car all through. The only concern for him and the Red Bull team early on was the blistering to the tyres but the more laps Vettel did, they realised it wouldn't affect the performance of the car."

Lap 35: Third-place Webber is hunting down Alonso who is looking very vulnerable now, Button a further 6.8 seconds back down the track, may also sense Ferrari blood.

Lap 34: Alonso in second is 6.8 seconds off Vettel and the gap is expanding, while Schumacher, who started the day at the back of the grid, makes a move on Adrian Sutil to move up into sixth behind team-mate Rosberg.

Lap 32: Button responds by pitting a lap later, taking a new set of soft tyres. It won't be enough to challenge for the win but may book him a spot on the podium. A puncture for Massa has left the Brazilian out of the top ten after he had to make another stop.

Lap 31: Webber also comes in to take on another set of hard tyres, Massa, Rosberg and Petrov have also headed back to their garages, as Vettel passes Button on track to reclaim his lead. Phew.

Lap 30: Alonso is back on track and into fourth after his second pit-stop of the race, he has taken the medium compound and might be hoping to make it all the way to the end from here. Race leader Vettel also comes in for new rubber.

Lap 29: Jenson Button, having got his hard tyre phases out of the way early on, is the fastest car on the track taking a second out of third-placed Mark Webber in front of him. The gap is down to 6.8 seconds. "That is fantastic," his team tell him.

Lap 27: Vettel's lead is up over 5.5 seconds and a manual refresh should give you a fresh leaderboard on the top-right of this page. Thanks.

Lewis Hamilton: "I'm not really quite sure what happened - I hit the wall pretty hard. As far as I was concerned I was ahead of whoever I was racing and then I was hit by them. I think we were struggling, we were massively slow on the straights, I guess that's why we were in that position. But we might at least have got a podium."

Lap 26: Rosberg is the next driver in Button's sights and the Briton is up into fourth as he feints inside and dives up the outside under the influence of DRS. He had plenty to spare there, an easy overtake.

Lap 25: Button continues to carve up through the field and outbrakes Massa to move up into fifth. Vettel's lead over Alonso is just under five seconds, not enough time for an extra pit-stop yet.

Lap 22: Button is making his way nicely through the field. The 2009 world champion passed Schumacher's Mercedes at the Bus Stop and has now sailed past Sutil's Force India for sixth. He's on Massa's tail now and has a bit of advantage on his tyre wear as he came in for a fresh set of soft tyres when the safety car was out.

BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "Ferrari believe they can make one less stop than Vettel and that is reflected in the fact that Alonso is doing pretty well on these older tyres. Their other advantage is that when Vettel runs out of soft tyres, Alonso still has a set left and will be faster at the end of the race."

Lap 21: There will be no further action from the stewards over the incident between Kobayashi and Hamilton apparently.

Lap 20: Behind the front two it is Webber, Rosberg and Massa, while Buttton is pushing Schumacher hard in a battle for seventh.

Lap 19: Vettel, on fresher tyres, is exploiting the fact that Fernando Alonso last visited his mechanics 11 laps ago. The world champion has built a lead of over 2.5 seconds. "Not a disaster for the strategy," Alonso is reassured by his team over the radio.

Lap 18: Vettel passes Alonso round the outside of Les Combes to resume at the head of the field while Button is up to eighth after taking Petrov and Perez.

Lap 17: Vettel takes team-mate Mark Webber to move up into second, but is still being held off by Fernando Alonso as the field start to string out again. Amidst all the excitement, here's some things you may have missed. Hamilton may be the biggest name out of the race but both Toro Rossos have also retired as has Daniel Ricciardo's HRT. Vettel, who is running in third, has made two stops for fresh sets of soft tyres. McLaren's Jenson Button - running in 11th - and Michael Schumacher, who is ninth, have also pitted twice.

Lap 16: Sebastian Vettel twitches around behind Fernando Alonso in an attempt to keep his tyres warm and the race restarts as the safety car drops away.

BBC Radio 5 Live
Anthony Davidson on BBC Radio 5 Live: "It was a risky move but a racing incident, I'm afraid. I don't think Lewis expected Kobayashi to be on the outside of him but there is no reason why Kobayashi shouldn't have been there as Lewis had blocked his inside."

Lap 14: Fernando Alonso leads the race behind the safety car, with the Red Bulls of Webber and Vettel looming in his rear-view mirrors. Felipe Massa is fourth. Lewis Hamilton is alright after his off report Mclaren, with just a bit of winding.

BBC co-commentator David Coulthard ": "Lewis just doesn't seem to be able to find the luck this year. It looked like Kobayashi had started to turn in before Hamilton had started to turn in. Any way you cut it, it's not a good afternoon for Lewis Hamilton."

Safety car
Lap 13: Hamilton and Kamui Kobaysahi's Sauber come together as they contest fourth heading into Les Combes side-by-side. Hamilton's race is over as he smacks into the barriers and the safety car is deployed.


Lap 11: Frantic stuff in Spa with the mechanics earning their corn. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has also taken on his fisrt change of tyres.

Anthony Davidson on BBC Radio 5 Live: "Anyone who doubted that Alonso is the master of overtaking should think again. He is earning his money here. He wants to win this race and he knows he has the car to do it."

Lap 10: Vettel, who has climbed back into the lead, tells his team that his soft tyres, just a few laps old, are already blistering. The Red Bulls seem to be harder on these tyres than the rest of the field. Lewis Hamilton is told to take it easy by his McLaren team with that in mind.

Lap 9: Alonso seemed to give Webber a little gap there as he came out of the pits, and it is fortunate that he did because it could have been messy. It doesn't cost Alonso much time as the Ferrari driver deploys DRS to pass the Australian soon after.

Lap 8: Vettel is rising fast through the field on his new set of tyres. He is up into fifth, just over three seconds behind Alonso, before the Spaniard dives in for a set of soft tyres and re-enters the race in ninth as Mark Webber takes no mercy, hammering past as he reemerges.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "It does seem these blistered tyres we've been talking about have really hurt Red Bull more than anybody else. No wonder Ferrari and Mclaren objected to them wanting to change them before the race."

Lap 7: Just to update you on another bit of drama off the start. There was disappointment for Bruno Senna on his race return as he hit Alguersuari's Toro Rosso on the opening lap. Senna had to pit for damage and now has a drive-through penalty for causing an avoidable accident.

Lap 7: Fernando Alonso's straight-line speed is seriously impressive and he surges past Rosberg over Radillon to take the lead in the race.

Lap 5: Sebastian Vettel comes in to take on a new set of hard tyres - interestingly the opposite choice to the one made by team-mate Mark Webber. The German emerges back into the race in eigth position.

Lap 4: Sebastian Vettel tells his team over the radio that his tyre situation "seems to have stabilised". There is a right old dog-fight between the two Ferraris as Massa takes on Alonso for third, but it is Hamilton who benfits ultimately as he picks off Massa to take fourth into Pouhon.

Lap 3: Webber pits from eighth and Button comes back in for a new nose cone. Meanwhile Alonso takes team-mate Massa to claim third place.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Anthony Davidson : "A great start from Rosberg - I think he had smoking brakes at the start and used them to good effect. He is going to play a big part in this race. Alonso has put himself into the heat of battle but I'm surprised to see Lewis Hamilton struggling."

Lap 2: Alonso's speed off the top of Eau Rouge takes him sweeping past Lewis Hamilton and up into fourth behind team-mate Felipe Massa. Button has gained a couple of places to move into 11th.

Lap 1: Jaime Alguersuari's Toro Rosso has suffered a broken track rod and that could be the end for him.

Lap 1: Rosberg takes the lead into Les Combe, Vettel clings to second, while team-mate Mark Webber slips back down the field into eight after a shocker.

1301: Plenty of wiggling as the cars takes their place on the grid. Smoke from Rosberg's engine looks ominous.

1301: Martin Brundle gets a tip-off through his headphones that Jenson Button will be starting on the medium tyre, the harder of the two compounds.

1300: The field weave their way off on the formation lap.

1259: The frontrunners will be keen to avoid any false starts, unlike some of the big (and biggest) names in the world Athletics championships in Daegu, South Korea.

1256: And there is the customary big shout from BBC analyst Eddie Jordan: "Watch out for Fernando Alonso, I do believe he will make the podium."

1255: The flag girls are trooping up to the front of the grid, less than five minutes to the off.

Renault's Vitaly Petrov, on 10th, tells BBC Sport:"We're expecting rain about one hour after the start, so it will be interesting. Rain is coming!"

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps:"Some strategy numbers for you. A two-stop race is seven seconds faster than a three-stop, according to the teams' predictions, as long as you don't run into those blistering problems I mentioned. If a driver makes his first stop in the region of laps nine to 11, he is on a three-stop; from lap 12 it's probably a two-stop."

1250: Red Bull boss Christian Horner confirms that his team have not been allowed to change their tyres. Meanwhile McLaren haven't done any mileage at all on their slick tyres after staying in till the second half of Friday's two practice sessions.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps:"Lewis Hamilton was given a reprimand on Saturday for his part in an incident for which Williams driver Pastor Maldonado was demoted five places on the grid. The McLaren driver had barged past the Venezuelan at the Bus Stop chicane in order to finish a crucial lap in second qualifying. Leaving the following La Source hairpin, Maldonado then drove into Hamilton, who appeared to edge towards the Williams a couple of times. After the stewards' verdict, Hamilton went to Maldonado, with whom he also had a contretemps in Monaco, to clear the air. 'I just wanted to say, "Massive respect for you,"' Hamilton told BBC Sport. "Today - my fault, your fault, let's forget about it because we are going to be racing here together hopefully for a long time."' One senior McLaren man apportioned blame about 70:30, with Maldonado more at fault, which sounds about right."

Jenson Button, starting on 13th, tells BBC Sport: "We had a very frustrating day yesterday, but the pace has been very good all weekend. When you're back in 13th, but you have good pace, it's not so bad. We're not in a good position, but we have a good car here. We're going to have a lot of fun here."

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps:"Jenson Button described being down in 13th - the result of a misunderstanding with his engineers about how many laps he had left in the second qualifying session - as 'a bit of a shock'. But he expects to have some fun coming through the field in the race. 'The car has been great all weekend,' he said. 'It's probably the most confident I've been all year. We've got very good pace. The car's working great around here and we can have a good day.'

1244: Twenty years ago, a young German by the name of Michael Schumacher made his debut for Jordan at Spa. He went on to do quite well apparently. BBC co-commentator David Coulthard is sporting a rather fetching commemorative t-shirt in tribute to the great man. Not a permanent addition to his wardrobe I predict though.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "Bruno Senna made people sit up and take notice with an impressive seventh place on the grid on his debut for Renault here - three places and more than a second faster than team-mate Vitaly Petrov, who had a spin. It emerged later that Senna had forgotten to use his DRS overtaking device on the long Kemmel straight, costing him a few tenths of a second. But the Brazilian, nephew of the legendary Ayrton, is keeping his feet on the ground, admitting that Petrov 'definitely has the upper hand in terms of race experience', adding: 'It would be a dream to finish in the points.'"

1239: Bruno Senna will be making his Renault race debut today and is relishing the prospect of getting behind the wheel of something more substantial than an HRT: "I'm finally getting a chance in a car capable of getting in the top ten, and happily I managed to put it in seventh. Maybe the race strategy can come to us, but if I can get some points today it will be a dream come true," he tells BBC Sport.

1235: A cracking little pre-recorded piece from Martin Brundle as he tests the various tyre compounds, not quite to destruction, but not far off on BBC One. How the teams shuffle their tyre options will be crucial today.

Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari, starting in sixth, tells BBC Sport: "I think we did a good job since Friday morning. We've always been fast, we've brought some improvements since Hungary, and we're getting there. Sixth is maybe an unrealistic reflection of our position, but we are definitely faster."

1229: A 20% chance of rain, was the morning forecast. I reckon those odds might be rising... "An hour before the race start, it's significantly colder and there is a darker sky...," report Renault on their Twitter feed complete with pictorial evidence. Who will that favour? Lewis Hamilton might be breaking out a little preciptation-inducing jig I reckon.

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Pete, London, via text on 81111: "Let's not forget how important today is for Senna. His finishing place today could make or break his future for this year and beyond."

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "Rumblings that Spa's place on the calendar might be under threat have emerged again this weekend, and there's a suggestion that it could be alternated with a revived French Grand Prix. Spa faces the usual problem of not making enough money for F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone. But almost everyone in F1 - not to mention many fans - would be upset if Spa was lost. Mark Webber spoke for everyone when he said: 'It's a beautiful track. We all love driving here, wish there was more of them. Obviously the tracks they design these days are trying for more TV and set up for the grandstands, second and third gear stuff which is not really that exciting. But you could drive round here every day of the week. It's a beautiful track and one that, whether you're a journo, a photographer, a driver, whatever, fan, you love coming here.'

1220: Forty minutes to the off. Just enough time to acquire a new language I reckon. Take BBC Languages Formula 1 quiz and you'll be a cosmopolitan polymath by the time the lights drop. Probably.

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BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "The Mercedes motorhome was jam-packed on Saturday evening for a get-together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Michael Schumacher's F1 debut. Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn and his Ferrari counterpart Stefano Domenicali paid tribute to the German legend's achievements, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were among the drivers who turned up, and Ferrari presented him with an engine cover from the car with which he won his final title in 2004, decorated with all the towering statistics they achieved together."

Allan Clarke on Twitter: "Dream Spa GP would be a wet race with Michael coming from the back of the grid to win."

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1210: Cast your mind back two years, and Jenson Button seemed to have the title in the bag with six wins in the first seven races but was left clinging on to that top spot by the end. Any chance of a repeat scenario of Vettel this season? Give us your views on Twitter via hashtag #bbcf1 or on text on 81111, we read 'em all, at top speed.

Jenson Button on Twitter: "Tremendous support here at Spa! Thank you.. Time to go racing!!"

1205: All well as my words, UK users will have 5 live audio and BBC One video coverage coming at them off this page. A manual refresh from 1205 BST will set them going. The only way you are getting any closer to the Ardennes is dipping a pine-scented air freshner in some petrol and hanging it off your laptop. Which you can do without.

BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "There is a risk that after this race everyone will be discussing whether the DRS overtaking device made it too easy to overtake. Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were saying it will be easy to pass on the long Kemmel straight long before the braking zone for the Les Combes chicane, and Button felt there was a strong chance the race will be like that in Turkey, where cars were just driving past each other without any difficulty at all."

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "There has been a bit of a brewing controversy this morning. Both Red Bulls blistered both front tyres in qualifying, and the team asked to be allowed fresh tyres on safety grounds. Pirelli brought 17 new tyres to the track 'for possible use'. But race director Charlie Whiting has decided not to allow the teams to use them. So Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start the race on tyres that have much less grip. They will be slow and probably have to stop early. If they want to change tyres, they have to start from the pits. Lewis Hamilton and Jaime Alguersuari also have blisters - but only on one tyre, we believe."

1159: We just caught sight of Sebastian Vettel deep in conversation with a Pirelli tyre engineer, and Andrew Benson has more on what the subject of that rather animated discussion might have been...

1155: That news from Andrew suggests that it could be a bit of a bunfight into the first corner - La Source - and we all like one of those. With the possibility of Button carving through the field from 13th and the interesting prospect of Bruno Senna starting in seventh, it is all shaping up nicely.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "Sebastian Vettel produced another stunning qualifying lap to take pole position ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and more than a second faster than Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber. But the German has a major problem in the race. His front tyres blistered in qualifying - when the rubber bubbles because it gets too hot, reducing grip - and he has to start on those tyres. That is likely to make him very vulnerable to those behind him."

A celeb has been spotted
1146: The celebs are taking up their places early today. And Eddie Jordan has already collared the pick of them: Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas. The Portugese is in Belgium as a guest of McLaren, fresh from his side's rather streaky win over Norwich yesterday. Elsewhere Maxi Jazz, he of Faithless fame, is cosying up in the Red Bull motorhome.

1138: He had played it cool all through practice, content to let team-mate Mark Webber set the pace, but championship leader Vettel came through strong in the dying stages of qualifying yesterday. He chopped a meaty 0.432 seconds off second-placed Lewis Hamilton's best for his ninth pole of the season and has converted five of his previous eight chances to lead off into race victories.

The sun is out
BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Spa-Francorchamps: "Hello from a sunny Spa-Francorchamps. Bet that surprised you after all the wet weather this weekend. The weather forecast gives only a 20% chance of rain, and it should be a fantastic grand prix. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is on pole yet again, but he has some problems, which I'll come to in a little while. Many people fancy McLaren's Lewis Hamilton for a win, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button expected to storm through the field from unrepresentative eighth and 13th places on the grid in super-fast cars."

1130: Welcome one and all. This is what it is all about isn't it? An absolute belter of a track, five world champions peppered throughout the field and the back straight of the season stretching out in front of us. Settle in, it is good to be back.

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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
28 Aug 11 |  separator
Belgian Grand Prix qualifying results
07 Mar 11 |  Results
Vettel beats Hamilton to Spa pole
27 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Senna proud of Belgian qualifying
28 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Webber heads Alonso in practice
26 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Heidfeld optimistic over return
26 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Vergne will get Toro Rosso chance
27 Aug 11 |  Formula One
F1 imposes DRS ban at Eau Rouge
24 Aug 11 |  Formula One
In-form McLaren target Red Bull
19 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Red Bull domination is over
02 Aug 11 |  Formula One
Zoom in and fly around Spa
26 Aug 09 |  Formula 1

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