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  1. Hamilton wins, Rosberg 2nd, Grosjean 3rd
  2. Kvyat 4th, Perez 5th, Massa 6th
  3. Vettel suffers dramatic tyre explosion while running third
  4. German furious at tyre failure
  5. Williams penalised for mixing tyre compounds
  6. Hulkenberg, Maldonado, Ricciardo, Sainz out

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Right then, that's all from us after Lewis Hamilton continued his charge towards the world championship.

A good day for Mercedes, but there is a story that is set to rumble on in the gap between now and the Italian GP on 6 September - tyres. 

We'll have plenty of reaction online later today, while highlights of today's race will be on BBC Three at 19:00 BST.

Bye for now!

One more happy thing? Go on then, Romain Grosjean beaming from ear to ear.

What a day, what a race... Being back on the podium felt sooooo good!!! @GHMUMM was cold as I like it ! #BelgianGP

What a day, what a race... Being back on the podium felt sooooo good!!! @GHMUMM was cold as I like it ! #BelgianGP

It is good to finish with some happy things. Romain Grosjean's tears and a marriage proposal...

@bbcf1 #bbcf1 A proposal in the pit straight grandstand today. Anyone know the happy couple? #BelgianGP
@bbcf1 #bbcf1 A proposal in the pit straight grandstand today. Anyone know the happy couple? #BelgianGP
@bbcf1 #bbcf1 A proposal in the pit straight grandstand today. Anyone know the happy couple? #BelgianGP
@bbcf1 #bbcf1 A proposal in the pit straight grandstand today. Anyone know the happy couple? #BelgianGP

@bbcf1 #bbcf1 A proposal in the pit straight grandstand today. Anyone know the happy couple? #BelgianGP

'Impeccable race for Grosjean'

Eddie Jordan

BBC F1 chief analyst

"Romain Grosjean (who finished third) was aggressive, he didn't defend, he attacked from the start and drove pretty much an impeccable race."

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"Grosjean has turned himself from a liability into an asset."

Tears of joy


A nice moment from Romain Grosjean after securing his first podium finish in two years.

"I was crying on the last lap," he says. "It was hard to see the apex on every corner."

Ben Edwards

BBC F1 commentator

Formula 1

"I saw Sebastian Vettel talk to Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. It was pretty short but heated from Vettel's point of view.

"I heard Vettel say: 'You told us we could do 40 laps.' I think Paul felt that was not necessarily an instruction he had given to the teams in race conditions."

No sympathy for Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton

"The car was feeling really good - I started with more front end than Nico," adds Hamilton. "In the middle stint I took it easy on first few laps out - after the virtual safety car I was able to push and get the gap out again."

David Coulthard asks him "You must feel sorry for Nico?"

"Why would I feel sorry for Nico," he says with a smile.

Hamilton 'working hard on starts'

Here's a bit more from race winner Lewis Hamilton: "I have really enjoyed driving the car, particularly the last couple of races."

"I have been working really hard on the starts to make sure I understood all the facts. 

"The start was good. I hope at some stage we will have gears or a clutch pedal."

constructors' championships

...and the drivers' championship.


The trance music is being pumped loudly out of the Mercedes garage as they celebrate another one-two. 

Here's the drivers championship as it looks after 11 races...

Vettel in trouble?

Vettel could be in trouble with Stewards for not being weighed at end of #BelgianGP. Upset after tyre cost a podium

Vettel could be in trouble with Stewards for not being weighed at end of #BelgianGP. Upset after tyre cost a podium

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is angry after suffering tyre failure late in the Belgian GP.

Missed Sebastian Vettel's angry interview? You can watch it here right now. If it isn't showing, I'd suggesting hitting refresh.

Happier than I've ever been - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton
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Race winner Lewis Hamilton speaking to BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie:

"To come away from the best holiday I've ever had and win was fantastic. To translate pole positions into wins is what I want to do.

"I felt good when I woke up today. I am the strongest and happiest I've ever been in my life. I love my job - it's the greatest job in the world. 

"I just want to enjoy it as much as I can. I'm around halfway through my career and I'm not looking forward to hanging up my helmet."


Don't panic! The television coverage may be over but the F1 Forum is in full flow right now online. 

Hit refresh if it has not already appeared at the top of this page or in the live coverage tab.

Embarrassing race for McLaren - Button

"We weren't recovering and deploying properly," said Button. "F1 cars aren't very quick without an electric motor. Losing 160-180 horsepower - it is quite embarrassing to be floating around the back.

"At least when those guys lapped me at the end I had a grandstand view of their fight."

Both McLaren's finished for only the third time in 2015, but that was not reason to celebrate for Jenson Button.

'Pirelli thought it was a two-stop race'

Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery asked by BBC Sport's Tom Clarkson whether he was surprised to see Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel attempt a one-stop strategy: "You have to be a little bit because it was the only car doing that.

"We felt it was a two-stop race and some tried for a three-stop. Sometimes you try something different and if it delivers exceptional results, you'e a genius."

What about Vettel's reaction?

"You have to give him the benefit of the doubt. He is hot, angry and frustrated at not getting the result he wanted. I am not going to criticise him for that."

"Scary" tyre situation

It seems Nico Rosberg, whose tyre exploded spectacularly in practice on Friday, agrees with Sebastian Vettel's view about the tyres.

"It was pretty scary again," he said. "A couple of metres earlier he has a big off. He was lucky just like I was, he didn't hit anything but it needs to be sorted out. 

"Somehow we need to make it safer, somehow we need to see the tyre failing earlier. If they are not able to completely solve the problem in the next couple of weeks - Monza is high speed again - we need to have something in place for that."

Eddie Jordan

BBC F1 chief analyst

"How times have changed. People often ask how did Alain Prost become The Professor I will tell you. In Long Beach He once went out on three different compound tyres, he won the race and Michelin motor racing boss Pierre Dupasquier said: 'Ahh you are The Professor.'"

'Embarrassing' for Williams

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"Mistakes will happen but it's an embarrassing one for Williams. These sort of things shouldn't happen."


One of the more unusual moments in that race was Valtteri Bottas being sent out with one medium tyre and three soft tyres on. This is what Bottas had to say about that:

"I have never seen that happen before. One tyre felt a bit odd and then I heard there was one prime tyre. Obviously very disappointed to hear I got a penalty for that and lost places today.

"We need to learn from this. For sure it is disappointing at this moment."

"And this was the view from the balcony..."

That awkward moment when @suziperry insists on showing you her summer holidays photos on her tablet. @bbcf1

That awkward moment when @suziperry insists on showing you her summer holidays photos on her tablet. @bbcf1

Sergio Perez very good drive today and Danil kyat super result for him and Red Bull his getting stronger looked exciting .Well done Lewis .

'Don't rush to blame Pirelli'

Eddie Jordan

BBC F1 chief analyst

"Before we start apportioning blame and slagging off and ridiculing the manufacturers of the tyre - Pirelli - was an instruction given [to make a tyre] that made a one-stop not feasible. If that was the case, Sebastian Vettel owes them an apology."

Tyre failure not acceptable - Vettel

More from a furious Vettel: 

"This sort of thing keeps going around but it's not acceptable.

"What's the answer? Cut, debris, driver running wide... if Nico says he didn't go off the track, he didn't.

"I didn't go off the track but, out of the blue, the tyre explodes. It's not acceptable."

There were a few swear words in this interview too...

Get involved #bbcf1


vettel throwing his toys out of the pram. went off track almost every lap at eau rouge. #bbcf1 #f1

Yes Vettel, but everyone else made it to the end, tyres intact... #bbcf1

Oooohoooooh. Vettel being very cross, although understandable. #BelgianGP #bbcf1

Vettel furious after tyre blows

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is VERY angry after his right rear tyre exploded with two laps to go.

He has just told BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie: "Things like that are not allowed - if that happens 200 metres earlier, I am not standing here right now."

Lee McKenzie said earlier Sebastian Vettel is angry. Yep, he is angry. 

His words coming up shortly.

We were flying - Kvyat

Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat (fourth) speaking to BBC Sport: "The second half of the race was almost perfect - in the end we were just flying. We were able to overtake cars that are more competitive than us.

"The beginning of the season was pretty tough for us but we are learning how to adapt. It will not be easy in Monza - we will have to compromise but we are capable of doing it."

A 60-year wait

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Mercedes have now scored in 50 consecutive grands prix but, somewhat surprisingly, it is their first win at Spa since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.

Win well deserved - Wolff

Toto Wolff

Mercedes' team boss Toto Wolff speaking to BBC Sport's Tom Clarkson: "It was very good from Lewis, clean off the line and maintained the gap for a well-deserved win.

"It was definitely a very good win. Qualifying was awesome and a race without mistakes."

More to come, says Perez

Sergio Perez

Force India's Sergio Perez, who finished fifth: "I think we can be strong from now on and see this kind of performance more often. I was not totally happy with the pace in the race."

Level with a legend

Ayrton Senna
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Lewis Hamilton's win - the 39th of his career - means he moves alongside a legend of the sport. He is level with Ayrton Senna on 80 podium finishes - fourth on the all-time list.

Lewis Hamilton

And a bit more from Lewis: "It is way too early to say that [he is closing in on the world title]. Key is turning poles into wins and hopefully today is the beginning of that."


Romain Grosjean, who finished third: "The guys have been working hard to give us the car to be where are today. Being here today is special for us, it has the prize of a race win."