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szdaily -> Sports
Hamilton wins landmark Belgium Grand Prix
    2017-August-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

LEWIS HAMILTON held off Sebastian Vettel to win on his 200th Grand Prix start at Spa-Francorchamps and halve his rival’s advantage in the battle for the Formula One title.

The Mercedes driver took pole to match Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 Saturday and fended off Vettel to claim victory in the Belgian Grand Prix for a third time a day later.

“Sebastian put a great fight on but this is what I said I was coming to do so I did it,” Hamilton told the crowd from the podium.

Hamilton was disgruntled when a safety car was deployed late in the race following a collision between Force India team-mates Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez, but stayed out in front on a second set of soft tires with Vettel unable to catch him on ultrasofts.

Hamilton trails Vettel by only seven points after taking the checkered flag 2.358 seconds in front of the Ferrari driver, who was unable to celebrate his new three-year deal with a win in the first race after the mid-season break.

“It was really intense because every lap I was waiting for Lewis to do a mistake. He didn’t,” said Vettel, whose next race is Ferrari’s home Italian GP at Monza.

“He was probably waiting for me to make a mistake. I didn’t,” added the German, who set a race lap record of 1 minute 46.577 seconds in the closing stages.

Daniel Ricciardo took third place ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who was given a 10 second stop-go penalty after failing to slow for double yellow flags.

Valtteri Bottas finished fifth after dropping back following the restart, while Max Verstappen endured more misery as he retired for the sixth time this season.

“It’s pretty much for all the Dutch here, so thanks for hanging around,” said Ricciardo, whose teenage teammate Max Verstappen retired shaking his head in sheer frustration after eight laps. (SD-Agencies)

 

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