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Hamilton wins in Belgium

Belgian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to increase his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining.

Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind the Briton for the team’s seventh one-two in 11 races.

France’s Romain Grosjean took an emotional third place for Lotus after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, in his 150th race and the team’s 900th, suffered a right rear tyre blowout on the penultimate lap.

Hamilton has now won six races this season, and 39 in his Formula One career. He has 227 points to Rosberg’s 199.

Driver and constructor standings after the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday

Drivers Points
1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 227
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 199
3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 160
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 82
5. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 82
6. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 79
7. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull 57
8. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 51
9. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 38
10. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso 26
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 25
12. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 24
13. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber 16
14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus 12
15. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 11
16. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 9
17. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber 7
18. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 6
19. Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia 0
20. Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia 0

Constructors Points
1. Mercedes 426
2. Ferrari 242
3. Williams-Mercedes 161
4. RedBull – Renault 108
5. Lotus – Mercedes 50
6. Force India – Mercedes 49
7. Toro Rosso – Renault 35
8. Sauber – Ferrari 23
9. McLaren 17
10. Marussia – Ferrari 0

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