F1 Belgian Grand Prix 2017
Hamilton holds off Vettel to win Belgian Grand Prix, Verstappen 'not a happy person' after early retirement
Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix after holding off race-long pressure from championship rival Sebastian Vettel. A late Safety Car restart gave Vettel an oppertunity to pass the Mercedes, but Hamilton defended well enough to keep the lead. Daniel Ricciardo took third place for Red Bull ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes. Hamilton led away from pole, as he equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record for the most pole positions in the Belgian Grand Prix.
He scored his 68th pole at his 200th race start, 41 races fewer then 'Schumi' did.
Max Verstappen had an early retirement after eight laps, losing power in his Renault power unit and pulling of to the side of Kemmel Straight in front of thousands of disappointed fans.