November 29, 2022



Verstappen wins in Belgium from 14th on the grid

Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen prolonged his lead within the Formulation One world championship with a crushing victory within the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Verstappen began 14th on the grid however scorched by the sphere to cruise to victory forward of team-mate Sergio Perez with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who began on pole, in third.

Charles Leclerc, Verstappen’s nearest challenger within the title race, struggled within the different Ferrari to seek out his groove after beginning fifteenth.

A late battle with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso noticed Leclerc overtake the two-time world champion to grab fifth, behind the Mercedes of George Russell.

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton retired on the opening lap after his Mercedes collided with Alonso’s automobile.
Verstappen has now gained 9 of this season’s 14 races and sits 92 factors forward of Perez who has taken over second spot from Leclerc, who’s an extra three factors behind.

The Dutch flyer, who’s already in sight of a second successive world title, was certainly one of eight drivers to be relegated down the grid after implementing an influence unit change.
Despite being quickest in qualifying he began 14th however shortly carved his means by the sphere to put in himself within the straightforward chair up entrance.

Perez proved a helpful buffer in second place though he additionally had a snug afternoon as all the opposite vehicles struggled in opposition to the Crimson Bull tempo.

Russell’s fourth was small compensation for Mercedes after Hamilton’s first lap exit.
Alonso referred to as Hamilton an “fool” over the radio and the Briton later took full duty for the collision which occurred when he reduce in entrance of the Spaniard, after each had slipped previous Perez on the opening flip.

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“Trying again he was in my blind spot, I didn’t give him sufficient house. It’s my fault,” Hamilton advised Sky.
“I couldn’t see him. I’m sorry to the workforce and I have to recuperate and get again on the treadmill.”

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