Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were first and second respectively at the finish of the Formula 1’s Belgian Grand prix, with McLaren’s Jenson Button completing the podium.
The race leader changed several times during the opening laps, with pole holder Vettel letting Nico Rosberg ahead, who in turn was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton of McLaren and then Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
The situation on the track became even more mixed up thanks to an early wave of pit-stops on Lap 7. And it cleared only after the safety car’s appearance six laps later, following Kamui Kobayashi knocking Hamilton out of the race.
When the race resumed, Vettel wasted no time in returning the lead from Alonso and he stayed first till the checkered flag.
Meanwhile, the Ferrari man was not fast enough on the day and was soon overtaken by Webber and McLaren’s Jenson Button, who had an impressive race, climbing on the podium after yesterday’s failed qualifying, which saw him starting in 13th.
Another driver producing a great display was Michael Schumacher. The motorsports legend marked 20 years since his first F1 appearance with a fifth-place finish, despite being last on the starting grid.
Russia Vitaly Petrov is back in the points after crossing the finish line 9th. The Lotus Renault man could well have finished a place higher, but let Ferrari’s Felipe Massa ahead due to technical problems.
Vettel, who has grabbed his seventh win this season, enjoys a commanding lead in the drivers’ championship, with second-placed Webber 92 points behind.