Lewis Hamilton wins the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Article by Christian A., on August 31, 2010

The Belgian Grand Prix winner is Lewis Hamilton, putting him to the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship. He dominated the race the entire afternoon and he even got through two safety car periods and a stumble through the gravel during a wet segment of the race. He continued the race to beat Mark Webber by 1.5 seconds.

Hamilton took the lead at the beginning of the race when polesitter Webber fell to sixth place as his Red Bull's anti-stall mechanism kicked in.

There was never any real competition at the front even with a short burst of rain that forced him to run off the track at the

Bus Stop chicane on the opening lap. He then slowed down by a rate of more than half a second per lap. When rain dropped a second time, he already had an 11-second advantage.

As the track became wetter, Hamilton pushed harder and this caused him to go off into the gravel at Rivage.

He avoided the barrier and was able to return onto the track. At the end of that lap, he went into the pit for intermediates at the same time as second-placed Renault of Robert Kubica and third-placed Webber. Kubica had overshot his pit and this cost him about five seconds while his tires were changed.

This resulted to Webber later emerging as second place. Hamilton also benefited from a second safety car period that started on lap 38 when Fernando Alonso crashed out. Hamilton has a four-point lead over Webber with only five races remaining.

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