Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit and reduce the points gap at top of the drivers championship to just 7 points. After 5 wins this season Lewis Hamilton (213) trails Sebastian Vettel (220) by just 7 points who himself managed a very respectable second place on the podium just ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo who finished third.
Lewis Hamilton’s win was never in doubt at any point this weekend as he was the fastest throughout from Friday’s practices, Saturday’s qualifying and he lead from start to finish in Sunday’s race to win his 5th grand prix of the season and most importantly reduce the gap to just 7 points going into the business end of the season.
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Formula 1 season return after the month long summer break with the Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps this weekend from Friday, 25 August 2017 to Sunday, 27th August 2017. Ferrarí’s Sebastian Vettel leads the championship table with 202 points, 14 ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton who has 188 points after the first 11 grand prixs of the season. Valteri’s Bottas is third with 169 points and Mercedes will be hoping to turn their season around from now to end of the season.
This Formula one season has been closely contested compared to the recent few years with Ferrari’s finally putting up a decent fight to Mercedes. However the German manufacturers still leads the constructors championship and if they can get their act together in the final stretch of 2017 season we might actually have both Hamilton and Valteri Bottas as winner and runnersup.
As the things stand however, Sebastian Vettel leads the championship with 202 points and if Hamilton and co continue to underperform, four-time world champions Vettel might stretch the lead a bit further and than can put pressure on the chasing pack. But a couple of wins for Hamilton or Bottas will put Mercedes back in the commanding position.
Short Preview & What to look for: Belgian Grand Prix has often produced great races and we can expect another this weekend when F1 returns from a short summer break. All eyes will be on Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton who are likely to fight it out for drivers championship both have won 4 races each and there is a nice little rivalry growing which is not only good for the fans but for sport in general.
Kimi Raikkonen having signed a new one-year deal will be hoping to celebrate with a successful weekend and he might the one to watch out for as he loves this track. On another note finally a Belgian driver (Stoffel Vandoorne) is set to contest at home grand prix for the first time since Jerome D’Ambrosio after something like 17 years so that will be interesting too see.