Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 Belgium Grand Prix after overtaking Lewis Hamilton in the first lap of the race.

Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 Belgium Grand Prix after overtaking Lewis Hamilton in the first lap of the race.

It was basically an effortless triumph for Sebastian Vettel on a dry Spa after the German managed to grab Hamilton's top spot during the first lap. The triple world champion secured his position and won the Belgium Grand Prix which gives him a more than comfortable 46-point lead ahead of Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard had an excellent race as he crossed the finish line on second place even though he began from a rather dissapointing ninth.

Although he was pole-sitter, Lewis Hamilton had to settle for third place as Alonso proved to be considerably faster, while behind Hamilton came teammate Nico Rosberg. Despite a very slow start, Mark Webber claimed fifth position ahead of Jenson Button and Felipe Massa. Romain Grosjean was the only Lotus drive to score points thanks to its eight place, followed by Adrian Sutil and Daniel Ricciardo who completed the top ten.

Kimi Raikkonen's point-earning 27-race streak ended today as the Finnish driver had to retire due to a brake failure on his Lotus. As a result, Raikkonen downgraded to fourth position in the drivers' standings, with Fernando Alonso grabbing second place and Lewis Hamilton earning third spot.

Results Race:

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 44 Winner 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 + secs 21  
15 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 44 + 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 +18 Laps 5  
Ret 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 25 +19 Laps 8  
Ret 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 8 +36 Laps 22

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Spa winner dominates dry race, while Raikkonen's record ends due to brake failure [results]