Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix

The Briton's fifth success in 12 races this season, and 58th of his career, came a day after he equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68 pole positions.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 200th Formula One race in style on Sunday with a pole-to-flag victory at the Belgian Grand Prix .

The Briton’s fifth success in 12 races this season came after a closely fought contest with his German rival Sebastian Vettel pushing him all the way in his Ferrari.

A late safety car appearance forced the drivers to switch to soft tyres but Hamilton held firm with just two seconds the difference in the end. Australian Daniel Ricciardo took third place for Red Bull.

That result means there are now just seven points separating the drivers at the top of the standings; with eight races remaining, four-times champion Vettel has 220 points and Hamilton 213.
The Mercedes man will feel confident of edging in front with a strong chance of winning at Monza next weekend