Max Verstappen overcame a five-place grid penalty to cruise to victory by 22s to his Red Bull Racing team-mate Sergio Perez to claim his third successive Belgian Grand Prix victory at the Spa Franchorchamps circuit in Belgium on Sunday. The win also extends the Dutch driver’s consecutive winning streak to eight races and Red Bull Racing’s 13th consecutive victory, which dates back to the final race of last season in Abu Dhabi.
Charles Leclerc, who started the race from pole position for Ferrari, came home in third place ahead of Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Fernando Alonso came home in fifth place just ahead of George Russell and Lando Norris, who battled through the field after suffering from tire degradation to finish the race in seventh place just ahead of Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll. At the same time, Yuki Tsunosda rounded out the top ten.
The Alpine F1 Team’s Pierre Gasly just missed out on a place in the top ten finishing the race in 11th place just ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.
Alex Albon had a strong race for the Williams team coming home in 14th place just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen and Daniel Ricciardo who in his second race back in Formula One finished in 16th place just ahead of Logan Sargeant and Nico Hulkenberg.
There were two retirements from the race with Carlos Sainz and Oscar Piastri both retiring from the race after colliding going into turn one on the opening lap of the race.
Next up for Formula One is the Dutch Grand Prix which takes place on August 27 after the Summer break.