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Although behind him it shaped up to be an exciting Belgian GP, Nico Rosberg raced unchallenged to the victory, conceding that his team-mate’s penalties made it a “lot easier.”
Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull are “definitely” making inroads into Mercedes’ advantage.
Kevin Magnussen was fortunate to get away largely unscathed following his harrowing accident during the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Dutch fans were out in force for Max Verstappen, but first lap drama left him down in 11th place at the Belgian GP.
Haas, Toro Rosso, Renault, Manor and Sauber all managed to get at least one car to the finish line at Spa, but none inside the points.
There were points at the Belgian GP Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa.
Nico Rosberg stormed to the win at Spa, beating Daniel Ricciardo, while Lewis Hamilton raced from 21st to third.
Aside from an unchallenged race leader, and eventual race winner, in Nico Rosberg, the Belgian Grand Prix delivered excitement from start to finish including a P3 for Lewis Hamilton.
Esteban Gutierrez says the decision to penalise him five-places on the Belgian GP grid for impeding Pascal Wehrlein in practice was “very harsh.”
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will start the Belgian GP from the very back of the grid as they have 55 and 60-place engine penalties.
Nothing has gone right for Fernando Alonso at the Belgian Grand Prix thus far, but he is hoping that his fortunes take a turn for the better in the race on Sunday.
On a weekend where he has more penalties than there are grid slots, Lewis Hamilton considered picking up a deliberate reprimand but decided it was “not a very smart idea.”