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autoviva2014-08-25 10:57:09

Ricciardo wins with Mercedes' collission

Daniel Ricciardo won his second consecutive race of the season in Spa

Podium Spa Francorchamps was completed by Nico Rosberg and Valteri Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo got at the Belgian circuit of Spa Francorchamps his second consecutive victory, a race that was however sentenced by the collision between the two MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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driver has been able to take advantage of the Mercedes mistakes to achieve victories this season. In Spa the Australian managed to defend himself against Rosberg recovery, ensuring a win with 3.3 seconds ahead of the German.

Rosberg further solidified the lead in the world championship standings, while Hamilton had the third retirement of the season getting him further behind in the title battle..

Third place seemed destined to Kimi Raikkonen, who could reach his first podium of the season, but Valteri Bottas, from WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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, would eventually steal the position in the closing laps consolidating his position as one of the surprises of the season. The current world champion, Sebastian Vettel manage to win the battle for fifth place against the McLarens of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen and the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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of Fernando Alonso.

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's Sergio Perez ​​and Toro RossoToro RossoToro RossoItaly, 2006 > present10 models
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's Daniil Kvyat, completed the range of scorable places with the Russian holding 10th place by just 0.3s over Perez team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

The race was clearly marked by the collision between the two Mercedes which eventually affected the performance of both drivers. Rosberg and Hamilton started from the first row but eventually hit on the second lap. After a weaker start, Rosberg tried to regain the lead of the race in Les Combes, but ended up hitting the left rear tire of Hamilton.

The British driver had a puncture and got the low part of the car mistreated but managed to get to the pits, but the car resented from damage. Hamilton returned to the race, but he no longer had the same pace. He ended up requesting his team to retire and thus save the engine. The request would eventually be granted with five laps to go.

Rosberg's car also ended up suffering with the clash with Hamilton. The front wing was damaged and it turned out to reflect on the pace of the German who still managed to get to second.

Check here the Drivers and Manufacturers World Championship standings.

Results Belgian Grand Prix
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 1:24:36.556
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 44 +3.3 secs
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 44 +28.0 secs
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 44 +36.8 secs
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 +52.1 secs
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 44 +54.5 secs
7 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 44 +61.1 secs
8 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 44 +64.2 secs
9 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 44 +65.3 secs
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 44 +65.6 secs
11 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 44 +71.9 secs
12 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 44 +74.2 secs
13 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 44 +75.9 secs
14 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 44 +82.4 secs
15 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 44 +90.8 secs
16 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 43 +1 Lap
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 43 +1 Lap
18 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 39 Gearbox
Ret 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 38 Damage
Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 33 Damage
Ret 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1 Exhaust
Ret 45 Andre Lotterer Caterham-Renault 1 Power unit


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