Nico Rosberg has won the 2016 Belgium grand prix after starting from pole position and leading all the way to chequered flag. However his win was kind of spoiled by Lewis Hamilton’s incredible recovery who finished third on podium having started at the back of the grid.
All in all it was a very eventful day of racing in Spa-Francorchamps. Nico Rosberg was expected to win having started in pole position but there was plenty of scuffles early on in the race with 5 drivers withdrawing, crashes, safety cars which ultimately allowed Hamilton to get back into the race
As the things stands, Lews Hamilton still leads the championship table by 9 points with 232 points of his name after 13 races down in the season.
Nico Rosberg however will take heart from the fact that both have won 6 races and with next Grand prix in Italy being the last one in Europe this season Rosberg will be hoping for the repeat of last season tail-end form where he won three back to back races.
Belgian Grand Prix 2016 Race Results:
So this is how the race results looks after incredible 44 lap race in Belgium.
Round 13 of the 21 races scheduled this season is set to take place at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit and its a massive race which might end up defining the title race as Hamilton’s win will increase his lead from 19 points to anywhere between 25 to 30. There is not much to play for apart from title race as Ferrari and Red Bull has been unable to cope with Mercedes pace.
Lewis Hamilton was the winner in 2015 with a superb performance where he used two-stop strategy. He will be favourite yet again having already won 6 grand prixs this season.
Nico Rosberg has been off the pace after brilliant start to the season and now trails Hamilton by 19 points. He needs to put his act together from now to end of the season if he were to challenge from F1 title this season or Hamilton will get away this fourth world title with ease.
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Lewis Hamilton took his sixth consecutive pole position this season in Saturday, Belgian Grand prix as he recorded 0.458 seconds faster than team mate Nico Rosberg. While Valtteri Bottas was the third quickest behind the two Mercedez drivers. On this page you will find qualifying results and sunday’s full race replay video.
Hamilton is leading the drivers championship with 227 points, 28 points ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg who currently is sitting second with 199 points on the championship table. Sebastian Vettel failed to closed the gap to the top two after failing to finish the race in points position.
Lotus driver Romain Grosjean finished 4th in the qualifying but will have to start 5 places behind after gear-box penalty. Force India’s Sergio Perez will start 5th on the grid which is his season best finish. Red bull’s Daniel Ricciardo sixth. Here are the full results from saturday’s Qualifying Rounds.
Belgian Formula 1 2015 Qualifying Results: