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Lewis Hamilton Fights Off Vettel To Win The Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton Fights Off Vettel To Win The Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton gets a good start after the break, reducing Sebastian Vettel's lead to just seven points after a heated contest in the finishing labs of the Belgian GP.

Hamilton and Championship rival Vettel had been at most two seconds apart throughout the race and had to hold off his rival twice with some trick in the race to maintain his lead.

"It was fun to be racing against another team with Ferrari at their best and Sebastian at his best," said Hamilton. "That's what racing is about. They had the better pace today but fortunately I was able to stay ahead.

"There was not a point where I could say I could be comfortable."

Hamilton had been on slower tires, Vettel had good pace and in order to fend of his title rival, he rebuffed his advances in the early stages and had to repeat it after the race restarted after a Safety Car deployment caused by the collision of the two force India.

Vettel was no doubt fasted than the Brit, who was cautious enough not to make a mistake and a complement to that was given by the frustrated Vettel

"It was really intense," Vettel said. 
"Every lap I was waiting for a mistake and he didn't make one. Every lap he was waiting for me to make a mistake and I didn't."

Belgian GP Race Result

1) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 44 laps
2) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, + 2.358
3) Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, + 10.791
4) Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, + 14.471s
5) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, + 16.456
6) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, + 28.087
7) Romain Grosjean, Haas, + 31.553
8) Felipe Massa, Williams, + 36.649
9) Esteban Ocon, Force India, + 38.154
10) Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, + 39.447
11) Lance Stroll, Williams, + 48.999
12) Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, + 49.940
13) Jolyon Palmer, Renault, + 53.239
14) Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, + 57.078
15) Kevin Magnussen, Haas, + 67.262
16) Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, + 69.711

Did Not Finish

Sergio Perez, Force India
Fernando Alonso, McLaren
Max Verstappen, Red Bull
Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber
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