- FINAL CLASSIFICATION 43/43 - HAM, ROS, GRO, KVY, PER, MAS, RAI, VES, BOT, ERI, NAS, VET, ALO, BUT, MEH, STE
- Hulkenburg, Ricciardo, Sainz and Maldonado - RETIRED
- Hamilton WINS
- Vettel's tyre failure on Lap 42
A great race to begin the second half of the F1 season at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Hamilton a deserved winner, with some great drives all across the grid. Romain Grosjean gets special mention for one of the drives of the day.
There was so much chaos behind the Mercedes' that no one realised Hamilton and Rosberg take the chequered flag! Great drive from the Briton.
LAP 42/43 - That was dangerous. If it happened 200 mts ahead it would have resulted in a massive shunt!
LAP 41/43 - Vettel's tyre blows!! Race over!
LAP 41/43 - Grosjean is on Vettel's gearbox, as Kvyat continues his assault. The Russian is now fifth after passing Perez. Great startegy there!
LAP 40/43 - Kvyat passes Massa for sixth. Great driving from the Russian.
LAP 40/43 - Kvyat has been warned about exceeding track limits
LAP 39/43 - Grosjean has been given maximum power and asked to "Get Vettel"
LAP 38/43 - Grosjean is almost within DRS range, it looks like it's a matter of time before he gets his man
LAP 37/43 - Kvyat is a man on the move as he takes Kimi for seventh place. Perez and Massa ahead of him and in range.
LAP 35/43 - Grosjean is catching Vettel at about half a second a lap now. That podium looking close for Lotus now.
LAP 34/43 - Rosberg sets the fastest lap of the race. He is around five seconds behind Hamilton
RAIN is 40kms from the circuit. Could get interesting!!
LAP 32/43 - The weather is helping Vettel as he informs the team that his medium compound he fixed on the 15th lap is looking good until the end. Grosjean not gaining too much. The Frenchman has much fresher tyres.
LAP 32/43 - Hamilton retakes the lead as Rosberg makes his stop
LAP 31/43 - Rosberg coming in for his stop this lap
LAP 31/43 - Hamilton makes his second stop! Rosberg in the lead
LAP 30/43 - Grosjean is catching VEttel for third, slowly but surely. Vettel pondering his next stop
LAP 29/43 - Kvyat is now setting some quick times to go into eighth, straight past Bottas.
LAP 27/43 - Perez is catching Kvyat. Massa and Kimi are closing in too
LAP 26/43 - Kvyat doing a really long stint on his medium tyres. He's been on them from Lap 9.