Lewis Hamilton won the 200th race of his career today at an exciting Belgian Grand Prix
The Mercedes ace was back in business following Formula 1’s mid-season break, taking his 58th career triumph, including fifth of the 2017, and third at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
He started from pole and completed the race in a total winning time of one hour 24 minutes 42.820 seconds.
Hamilton finished ahead of a hard-charging Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was just 2.358s off, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull completed the podium placers 10.791s behind.
“It’s amazing to come back into the season and start on the right foot.
“The Ferrari was very strong today and they put on a fantastic fight. We were both pushing every single lap and there was no room for error or mistake."
“The Safety Car was driving so slow that keeping tyre temperature was very difficult. On the restart, Sebastian got a good tow, it was very close. It is fun to be racing against another team and Sebastian at his best and the car at its best - that’s what racing is all about."
“I want to thank the team – I would not have been able to win today without them.”
The Formula 1 season resumes with the Italian Grand Prix on September 3.
|3||3||Daniel Ricciardo||RED BULL RACING||+10.791s|
|9||31||Esteban Ocon||FORCE INDIA||+38.154s|
|10||55||Carlos Sainz||TORO ROSSO||+39.447s|
|12||26||Daniil Kvyat||TORO ROSSO||+49.940s|
|17||11||Sergio Perez||FORCE INDIA||DNF|
|NC||33||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING||DNF|