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autoviva2015-08-24 11:13:08

Hamilton wins in Spa

British driver increased lead in the world championship standings

Sixth win of the season for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton beat MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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team-mate Nico Rosberg in Spa to take is sixth win of the season and yet another one-two finish for the German team. In the world championship standings The Brit is now leading by 28 points.

With a good start of the race, Hamilton managed to keep in front, helding fast-start Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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's Sergio Perez at Les Combes. His team-mate didn't have the same luck. Rosberg had a poor start, dropping to fifth, and although he managed to recover to second place he was never close enough from Hamilton to challeng the Brit.

Vettel was heading to yet another podium finish with his FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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, with a one stop strategy which required 29 laps with medium tyres. However a right-rear tyre failure with just a couple of laps to go, forced him to retire.

Thanks to the German's mechanical problems, Romain Grosjean gave LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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its first podium of the season, a victory that might be important as the team's future remains uncertain.

Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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made some pace improvements this weekend, with the Monza-spec cars. Both cars were faster on the straights and for some time Daniel Ricciardo was a contender for the podium, even running up to third place. However he suddenly started to slow down and eventually retired. Daniil Kvyat still managed to give a fourth place to Red Bull.

Perez made a solid race to achieve his best result of the season ahead of Williams'WilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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Felipe Massa. Kimi Raikkonen was seventh in Spa making a nice recovery after starting in 16th place. Although he tried to make a move on Raikkonen, Max Verstappen had to settle for eighth place, ahead of Valteri Bottas. The Finn would dropped down the standings because of a team mistake – Williams fitted his car with three soft tyres and a medium, earning him a drive-through penalty.

SauberSauberSauberSwitzerland, 1970 > present21 models
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's Marcus Ericsson benefitted from Vettel's tyre problems to capture the last scoring position, ahead of his team-mate Felipe Nasr.

Results Belgian Grand Prix
Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h23m40.387s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2.058s
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 37.988s
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 45.692s
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 53.997s
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 55.283s
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 55.703s
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 56.076s
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m01.040s
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m31.234s
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.311s
12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Tyre
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
15 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1 Lap
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1 Lap
- Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault Power Unit
- Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault Electrical
- Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes Transmission
- Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes Not started




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