Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Top ten pictures from the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix weekend.

Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Ready for action: A Toro Rosso waits in its seal overnight.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Four drivers had the chance to test the Halo at Spa following concerns it might cause visibility problems at Eau Rouge.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon, Manor, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Esteban Ocon, Manor, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Mercedes junior driver Esteban Ocon, who drove in practice for Renault earlier this year, made his race debut with Manor.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Lewis Hamilton faced a tough week as engine penalties consigned him to the back of the grid, but he recovered to claim an improbably podium finish.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Max Verstappen’s fans were out in force and though he treated them to the best qualifying performance of his career so far he endured a disappointing race.

Start

Start, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Start, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Nico Rosberg led the cars to the La Source hairpin at the start but Verstappen and the Ferrari drivers were on a collision course.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Jenson Button, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Jenson Button’s race ended when he was hit by Pascal Wehrlein on lap one.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

The first corner tangle wrecked Kimi Raikkonen’s race but he made it back in the points.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Nico Rosberg grabbed his sixth win of the year but was surprised to see his team mate on the podium.

Daniel Ricciardo, Mark Webber, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016
Daniel Ricciardo, Mark Webber, Spa-Francorchamps, 2016

Daniel Ricciardo claimed second place and another ‘shoey’ – which he generously shared with podium interviewers Mark Webber.

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One comment on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix”

  1. ColdFly F1 (@)
    30th August 2016, 14:15

    Great image of Verstappen and Raikkonen!
    You can see that the chasing car wants to overtake on the right where the leading (slower) car is leaving some room. Then the leading car closed the gap.

    And that was at the start and not Kemmel straight.

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