The Belgian Grand Prix practically did not take place this Sunday. Due to heavy rain, the race was postponed throughout the morning and ended with just three complete laps. Max Verstappen, for starting on pole, ended up being the GP winner.
George Russell finished second and Lewis Hamilton third. Sergio Perez, from Red Bull, hit the starting grid. The race was stopped for more than three hours.
The start of the race, initially, was scheduled for 10 am (GMT). However, due to heavy rains, there was a delay of 25 minutes.
Then, the cars left for the presentation lap behind the safety car, but the procedure was suspended with a red flag, still because of the heavy rains. The stoppage was good for Sergio Perez, who crashed on his way to the grid. The driver had his car repaired and was allowed to race with the International Automobile Federation.
After a long stop, the pilots started again with the safety car, but the red flag was raised again. After a few minutes of indefiniteness, the race was definitively ended.
As the drivers managed to do three laps with the safety car, they were considered the regulatory laps, which guaranteed half of the score for them.
The next Grand Prix will be the Netherlands, on September 5th. Lewis Hamilton continues as the overall leader of the standings, with 202.5 points. Verstappen comes in second with 199.5.
Belgium GP Score:
- Verstappen – 12.5
- Russell – 9
- Hamilton – 7.5
- Ricciardo – 6
- Vettel – 5
- Gasly – 4
- Ocon – 3
- Leclerc – 2
- Latifi – 1
- Sainz – 0.5