Sebastian Vettel won the 2011 Belgian Grand Prix

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 30, 2011

Renault RS27 engine-powered Red Bull Racing won in the Belgian Grand Prix. Marking his 17th career win and his 7th victory of the season, Sebastian Vettel grabbed the victory from pole position.

Mark Webber, Vettel's teammate grabbed the second rank, giving the RS27 its second 1-2 result of the year. The Lotus Renault GP also brought points to the RS27, with Vitaly Petrov taking ninth position. Bruno Senna began his first race for the team from a stunning seventh.

However, he finished 13th after a first lap scene that dropped him back down the field. Team Lotus obtained a further double finish, with Jarno Trulli landing in the 14th position while Heikki Kovalainen in the 15th.

This is the first victory for Renault engine at Spa since 1995, while it is its 137th victory in F1. Furthermore, the victory also maintains Renault Sport F1’s unblemished record of garnering at least one engine partner on the podium so far this season. Red Bull Racing obtained the perfect result, with Vettel winning ahead of Webber.

Having a good start, Vettel lost the lead later on the first lap to Nico Rosberg. However, the renowned world champion retook the lead with DRS on lap 3. He then extended his position until an early pit stop just three laps later.

Hamilton and Alonso looked strong, moving into the top positions versus Rosberg after Vettel pitted. However, the early stop allowed Vettel to be on the lead when the Ferrari and McLaren came in for new tires. Soon, Vettel retook the lead from Rosberg with an incredible pass through the fast Blanchimont corner.

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