It was a case of “I came, I saw, I conquered” for Lewis Hamilton as he held off Sebastian Vettel to win the Belgian Grand Prix and once again proved that “dreams do come true”.
After falling 17 points behind Vettel in the Championship on the back of the Ferrari driver’s victory in Hungary before the summer break, Hamilton enjoyed a very successful weekend as Spa.
On Saturday he equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 pole positions with a new lap record and then a day later he held off Vettel to win his third Belgian GP.
It means the gap in the standings is just seven points and Hamilton was delighted that the hard work paid off after the long break.
“It has been a strong weekend for myself and the team, I am really grateful for all of their hard work,” he said. Sebastian put up a great fight but this is what I said I was going to do and I did it.”
The Belgian GP was the first-ever F1 race that Hamilton attended with his father and was naturally delighted that he has managed to turn his dreams into a reality.
“I came here in 1996 with my dad and it was our dream to be here one day so this just shows to those of you just watching that dreams do come true and you just got to keep striving for it, believe in yourself and never give up,” he added.