Belgian GP - A gamble

23 Aug 2015

Sebastian’s podium vanishes, Kimi seventh

Spa-Francorchamps, 23 August –The Spa race didn’t disappoint those hoping for plenty of action. Both drivers made a good start, immediately moving up a few places. A lot of overtaking and different strategies conditioned the outcome of the race: Kimi Raikkonen pitted twice, while Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to try for a one stop. With two laps to go, the German was third, but his right rear tyre suddenly let go, robbing him of a place on the podium. Kimi Raikkonen finished seventh, after a great climb up the order. The win went to Lewis Hamilton, who finished ahead of his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean in the Lotus.

Maurizio Arrivabene: “A great team effort”
Kimi Raikkonen: “Much better than we started”
Sebastian Vettel: “Hard to accept”


Pos.
Driver
Country
Team
Time

1

Lewis
Hamilton
GBR
Mercedes
1:23:40.387

2

Nico
Rosberg
GER
Mercedes
+2.058s

3

Romain
Grosjean
FRA
Lotus
+37.988s

4

Daniil
Kvyat
RUS
Red Bull Racing
+45.692s

5

Sergio
Perez
MEX
Force India
+53.997s

6

Felipe
Massa
BRA
Williams
+55.283s

7

Kimi
Räikkönen
FIN
Ferrari
+55.703s

8

Max
Verstappen
NED
Toro Rosso
+56.076s

9

Valtteri
Bottas
FIN
Williams
+61.040s

10

Marcus
Ericsson
SWE
Sauber
+91.234s

11

Felipe
Nasr
BRA
Sauber
+102.311s

12

Sebastian
Vettel
GER
Ferrari
DNF

13

Fernando
Alonso
ESP
McLaren
+1 lap

14

Jenson
Button
GBR
McLaren
+1 lap

15

Roberto
Merhi
ESP
Marussia
+1 lap

16

Will
Stevens
GBR
Marussia
+1 lap

NC

Carlos
Sainz
ESP
Toro Rosso
DNF

NC

Daniel
Ricciardo
AUS
Red Bull Racing
DNF

NC

Pastor
Maldonado
VEN
Lotus
DNF

NC

Nico
Hulkenberg
GER
Force India
DNS

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