Belgium Grand Prix

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2016 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
(Spa­Francorchamps) * August 26 - 28, 2016

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2016 Formula 1 Belgium Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) wins while Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finish 2nd and 3rd at 2016 Belgian Grand Prix!

Rosberg, Ricciardo and Hamilton are top 3 finishers at 2016 Belgian GP

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) dominates while Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) finishes 2nd and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started last, finishes an incredible 3rd to keep his Championship leade at 2016 Belgian Grand Prix!


Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) make up up the top 3 qualifiers at 2016 Belgian Grand Prix!

Rosberg, Verstappen and Raikkonen at top 3 qualifiers at 2016 Belgium GP

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) earns pole position, while Max Verstappen (Red Bull) qualifies 2nd and becomes youngest front row qualifier in Formula 1 history.
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) qualifies 3rd at 2016 Belgian Grand Prix!


Yes, Verstappen is an incredible driver and a great talent for his age! But Formula 1 leaders should remember that... His age!!!

Verstappen, Raikkonen and Vettel collision at 2016 Belgium GP
Verstappen, Raikkonen and Vettel collision at 2016 Belgium GP Close Up

Once again, Formula 1 leadership has failed to maintain a level playing field and continues to be random with penalties!!!

Although I believe Verstappen is an amazing talent; I also believe that the lack of leadership by F1 may end up hurting instead of helping the youngster...

Maybe I would have given him the benefit of the doubt in the past; although it can easily be demonstrated that he has made more than a handful of illegal moves in prior races without any consequences... I must say that F1 leaders dropped the ball this past Sunday!

It was definitely obvious during the later portion of the race; when Raikkonen (going close to 200mph) had him... Verstappen made more than a double move; which if it wasn't for the fact that Raikkonen is an awesome driver, this could have ended badly if this wasn't the case!


This image shows a clear mistake by Verstappen... Sure, Vettel cut in!!! But if you really look at it; both Vettel and Raikkonen where way ahead of Verstappen... And when Verstappen through his car underneath; he was not even on track!!!
If someone doesn't say anything (Vettel commented on drivers talking to him), this story may not end as well as it should....


Circuit de Spa Francorchamps - Belgian Grand Prix

Belgium GP


Track History: Past Belgian Grand Prix Winners

Belgium Flag2016 N.Rosberg (Mercedes) - 2015 L.Hamilton (Mercedes) - 2014 D.Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 2013 S.Vettel (Red Bull) - 2012 J.Button (McLaren) - 2011 S.Vettel (Red Bull) - 2010 L.Hamilton (McLaren/Mercedes) - 2009 K.Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 2008 F.Massa (Ferrari) - 2007 K.Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 2005 K.Raikkonen (McLaren) - 2004 K.Raikkonen (McLaren) - 2002 M.Schumacher (Ferrari) - 2001 M.Schumacher (Ferrari) - 2000 M.Hakkinen (McLaren) - 1999 D.Coulthard (McLaren) - 1998 D.Hill (Jordan) - 1997 M.Schumacher (Ferrari) - 1996 M.Schumacher (Ferrari) - 1995 M.Schumacher (Benetton) - 1994 D.Hill (Williams) - 1993 D.Hill (Williams) - 1992 M.Schumacher (Benetton) - 1991 A.Senna (McLaren) - 1990 A.Senna (McLaren) - 1989 A.Senna (McLaren) - 1988 A.Senna (McLaren)



2016 Formula 1 Racing - Belgium Grand Prix

Belgian GP - Race Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 6 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES 44 1:44:51.058 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +14.113s 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 44 +27.634s 15
4 27 Nico Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +35.907s 12
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +40.660s 10
6 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 44 +45.394s 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 44 +59.445s 6
8 77 Valtteri Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +60.151s 4
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 44 +61.109s 2
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +65.873s 1
11 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +71.138s 0
12 21 Esteban Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI 44 +73.877s 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 44 +76.474s 0
14 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI 44 +87.097s 0
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 44 +93.165s 0
16 31 Esteban Ocon MRT MERCEDES 43 +1 lap 0
17 12 Felipe Nasr SAUBER FERRARI 43 +1 lap 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen RENAULT 5 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 3 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1 DNF 0
NC 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1 DNF 0
NC 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES 0 DNF 0

Note - Ericsson started from the pit lane.

2016 Formula 1 Racing - Belgian Grand Prix

Belgium GP - Qualifying Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 6 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES 1:48.019 1:46.999 1:46.744 12
2 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:48.407 1:47.163 1:46.893 12
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:47.912 1:47.664 1:46.910 13
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:47.802 1:47.944 1:47.108 14
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:48.407 1:48.027 1:47.216 12
6 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:48.106 1:47.485 1:47.407 12
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:48.080 1:47.317 1:47.543 12
8 77 Valtteri Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:48.655 1:47.918 1:47.612 12
9 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1:48.700 1:48.051 1:48.114 15
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:47.738 1:47.667 1:48.263 12
11 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:48.751 1:48.316 12
12 20 Kevin Magnussen RENAULT 1:48.800 1:48.485 12
13 21 Esteban Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI 1:48.748 1:48.598 12
14 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:48.901 1:48.888 12
15 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1:48.876 1:49.038 9
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES 1:48.554 1:49.320 11
17 12 Felipe Nasr SAUBER FERRARI 1:48.949 6
18 31 Esteban Ocon MRT MERCEDES 1:49.050 7
19 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1:49.058 6
20 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:49.071 6
21 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:50.033 4
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA DNS 1

Q1 107% Time: 1:55.279

Note - Ericsson penalised 10 grid places, Alonso 60 places, Hamilton 55 places, all for unscheduled power unit element changes. Hamilton penalised a further 5 places for an unscheduled gearbox change. Gutierrez penalised 5 places for impeding Wehrlein in FP3. Alonso failed to set a time within the Q1 107% requirement - races at stewards' discretion.


2015 Formula 1 Racing - Belgium GP - Top 10

Belgian GP - Race Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 LEWIS HAMILTON GBR MERCEDES 1:23:40.387 25
2 NICO ROSBERG GER MERCEDES +2.058s 18
3 ROMAIN GROSJEAN FRA LOTUS +37.988s 15
4 DANIIL KVYAT RUS RED BULL RACING +45.692s 12
5 SERGIO PEREZ MEX FORCE INDIA +53.997s 10
6 FELIPE MASSA BRA WILLIAMS +55.283s 8
7 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN FIN FERRARI +55.703s 6
8 MAX VERSTAPPEN NED TORO ROSSO +56.076s 4
9 VALTTERI BOTTAS FIN WILLIAMS +61.040s 2
10 MARCUS ERICSSON SWE SAUBER +91.234s 1

2015 Formula 1 Racing - Belgium GP - Top 10

Belgium GP - Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 44 LEWIS HAMILTON MERCEDES 1:48.908 1:48.024 1:47.197 16
2 6 NICO ROSBERG MERCEDES 1:48.923 1:47.955 1:47.655 17
3 77 VALTTERI BOTTAS WILLIAMS 1:49.026 1:49.044 1:48.537 19
4 8 ROMAIN GROSJEAN LOTUS 1:49.353 1:48.981 1:48.561 17
5 11 SERGIO PEREZ FORCE INDIA 1:49.006 1:48.792 1:48.599 16
6 3 DANIEL RICCIARDO RED BULL RACING 1:49.664 1:49.042 1:48.639 17
7 19 FELIPE MASSA WILLIAMS 1:49.688 1:48.806 1:48.685 15
8 13 PASTOR MALDONADO LOTUS 1:49.568 1:48.956 1:48.754 17
9 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL FERRARI 1:49.264 1:48.761 1:48.825 17
10 55 CARLOS SAINZ TORO ROSSO 1:49.109 1:49.065 1:49.771 12


2014 Formula 1 - Belgium GP - Top 10

Belgian GP - Race Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 1:24:36.556 5 25
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 44 +3.3 secs 1 18
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 44 +28.0 secs 6 15
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 44 +36.8 secs 8 12
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 +52.1 secs 3 10
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 44 +54.5 secs 10 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 44 +61.1 secs 4 6
8 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 44 +64.2 secs 13 4
9 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 44 +65.3 secs 11 2
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 44 +65.6 secs 18 1

2014 Formula 1 - Belgian GP - Top 10

Belgium GP - Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:07.130 2:06.723 2:05.591 22
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:07.280 2:06.609 2:05.819 22
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:10.105 2:08.868 2:07.717 24
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2:10.197 2:08.450 2:07.786 21
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:10.089 2:08.989 2:07.911 21
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 2:09.250 2:08.451 2:08.049 23
7 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 2:11.081 2:08.901 2:08.679 22
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 2:09.885 2:08.646 2:08.780 21
9 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 2:08.403 2:08.833 2:09.178 20
10 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:10.529 2:09.272 2:09.776 22


ING BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) Photo Gallery

2015 Formula 1 Belgium Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) wins while Romain Grosjean (Lotus) earns podium spot at 2015 Belgian Grand Prix!

Hamilton, Rosberg and Grosjean are top 3 finishers at 2015 Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) wins 2015 Belgium Grand Prix, while Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) comes in second and Romain Grosjean (Lotus) finishes third.

Lewis Hamilton out qualifies Nico Rosberg for his 48th career and 6th consecutive pole at 2015 Belgian Grand Prix!

Hamilton continues to out qualify Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) edged Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) for his 48th career and 6th consecutive pole, while Valtteri Botas (Williams), Romain Grosjean (Lotus) and Sergio Perez (Force India) make up top 5 qualifiers in Belgium.


2014 Formula 1 Belgium Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo wins thanks to Nico Rosberg at 2014 Belgian Grand Prix!

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) wins 2014 Belgium Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) wins 2nd in a row with win at 2014 Belgium Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) comes in second and Valttieri Botas (Williams) finishes third.

Nico Rosberg out qualifies Lewis Hamilton at 2014 Belgian Grand Prix!

Pole position goes to Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) out qualifies Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) at 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.


2013 Formula 1 Belgium Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel dominates Belgian Grand Prix!

Race winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes GP)

Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) wins 2013 Belgian Grand Prix; while Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) came in 2nd and 3rd.

Podium at 2013 Belgium Grand Prix.