Sebastian Vettel wins Belgian Grand Prix to cut Lewis Hamilton’s lead at the top of the championship standings to 17 points as Fernando Alonso is forced to retire from race after crashing out on the first lap
- Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix to cut Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead to 17 points
- Vettel overtook Hamilton in the aftermath of a major crash during the first lap of the race on Sunday
- Fernando Alonso’s car was sent up into the air during the high-speed collision and was forced to retire
Sebastian Vettel has cut Lewis Hamilton’s lead at the top of the Formula One standings to 17 points after driving to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Vettel overtook Hamilton in the aftermath of a major crash on the first lap of the race which sent Fernando Alonso’s car up into the air, forcing him to retire.
Vettel had to hold off numerous attempts by Hamilton, which went right to the end of the race, before claiming victory.
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Sebastian Vettel has cut the lead of Lewis Hamilton at the top of the driver standings to 17 points after winning in Belgium
Vettel and Hamilton battled right until the end of the race but the German managed to clinch victory on Sunday afternoon
The race headlines were dominated after what unfolded on the first lap when a number of cars collided at high speed
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso was sent up into the air during the crash which brought the safety car on the track