Fernando Alonso

Belgian GP – Alonso back on the podium, Massa seventh

Spa-Francorchamps, 25 August – Scuderia Ferrari finished the Belgian Grand Prix with a second place for Fernando Alonso and a seventh for Felipe Massa. The Spaniard is back to second in the Drivers’ classification on 151 points and after eleven races the Brazilian lies seventh. The team has consolidated its third place in the Constructors’ championship, with 218 points.

Both F138s started on the Medium tyres and Alonso managed a great getaway, taking the inside line up to La Source to go fifth and then pushed hard to be second before his first pit stop on lap 13, when he again fitted Mediums. He kept the gap to leader Vettel under 10 seconds before his second and final pit stop which was on lap 28, after which he ensured the runner-up slot, crossing the finish line with a comfortable lead over third placed Lewis Hamilton.

Massa was also on a two-stop strategy, gradually moving up the order and with just 4 laps remaining, he managed to pass Grosjean to take seventh place, while out in front Sebastian Vettel won the race for Red Bull.

Gara
Pos. Tempo Gap Giri GV G
ALONSO 1:23.59.065 + 16.869 44 1.51.383 36
Pit-stop 1° stop giro  13 Medium Usate
2° stop giro  28 Hard Nuove
MASSA 1:24.36.118 + 53.922 44 1.52.182 40
Pit-stop 1° stop giro  9 Medium Usate
2° stop giro  26 Hard Nuove
Meteo: aria 20/21 °C, asfalto 26/27 °C. Cielo coperto
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 1:23:42.196 2 25
2 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 44 +16.8 secs 9 18
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 44 +27.7 secs 1 15
4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 44 +29.8 secs 4 12
5 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 +33.8 secs 3 10
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 44 +40.7 secs 6 8
7 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 44 +53.9 secs 10 6
8 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 44 +55.8 secs 7 4
9 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 44 +69.5 secs 12 2
10 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 44 +73.4 secs 19 1
11 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 44 +81.9 secs 13
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 44 +86.7 secs 18
13 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 44 +88.2 secs 11
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 44 +100.436 secs 21
15 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 44 +107.456 secs 20
16 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 43 +1 Lap 14
17 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 43 +1 Lap 17
18 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 43 +1 Lap 15
19 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 42 +2 Laps 16
Ret 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 26 Accident 5
Ret 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 25 Brakes 8
Ret 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 8 Oil leak 22
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