Lewis Hamilton gained 18 places during the Belgian Grand Prix but he wasn’t the only driver on the attack.
Fernando Alonso, the only driver to start behind Hamilton on the grid, brought his McLaren home seventh. Impressively the Honda-powered car had enough straight-line speed to keep the Mercedes-powered Williams pair behind.
The Safety Car and red flag early in the race was fortunate for Max Verstappen and the Ferrari drivers as all three had lost time following their first-corner tangle. Especially Kimi Raikkonen, who was almost three minutes behind at one point, but took points for ninth.
2016 Belgian Grand Prix lap chart
The positions of each driver on every lap. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan, click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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2016 Belgian Grand Prix race chart
The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
2016 Belgian Grand Prix
- 2016 Belgian Grand Prix team radio transcript
- Alonso wins first Driver of the Weekend for two years
- Raikkonen calls for consistency after Verstappen incidents
- DRS blamed as Spa race falls short of expectations
- Fan video shows Verstappen tangling with the Ferraris