2014 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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Thank you for joining us for a thrilling Spa weekend
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Perez and Kvyat round out the points
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Vettel ultimately takes fifth, ahead of Magnussen, Button and Alonso
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Raikkonen is a lonely fourth, with a frantic scrap behind
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Bottas gets another podium for Williams in third
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Rosberg takes second, extending his championship lead
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A stunning performance from the Australian
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Ricciardo rounds the final few corners to win the Belgian Grand Prix!
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Button then passes Alonso at the top of the hill for P7
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Vettel passes Magnussen for fifth at La Source
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Four seconds separate Ricciardo and Rosberg
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Final lap: Ricciardo heads on to his last tour
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Vettel slips through for sixth
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Lap 43/44: Alonso goes around the outside of Magnussen at Rivage, but runs wide
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Vettel gets the jump on Button for seventh
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Magnussen holds on to fifth after some fierce defending
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A thrilling scrap between Magnussen, Alonso, Button and Vettel
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Lap 42/44: Bianchi has retired with a gearbox problem
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Lap 41/44: Rosberg has cut Ricciardo's lead to eight seconds
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The move came with the help of DRS along the Kemmel straight
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Lap 40/44: Bottas passes Raikkonen for the final podium spot
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So it's all over for the Briton, with no reward for his efforts
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Lap 39/44: Hamilton is told to pit and retire
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Rosberg has trimmed the gap to 15 seconds, with five laps remaining
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Fellow Finns Raikkonen and Bottas are in a fight over third
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Lap 38/44: Rosberg is catching Ricciardo by around two seconds per lap
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They are battling over fifth position
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Lap 37/44: Alonso is attacking Magnussen once more
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His final target is Ricciardo, some 20 seconds up the road
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Rosberg now gets past Raikkonen for P2
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Lap 36/44: Rosberg fights back with a bold pass at Blanchimont
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But Bottas immediately attacks and passes the Mercedes driver
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Rosberg rejoins between Raikkonen and Bottas
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Vettel is also in, taking on the same compound
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He switches to the Soft tyre
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Lap 35/44: Rosberg pits from second
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That will end a dreadful day for Lotus
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Lap 34/44: Grosjean is told to retire his car
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Raikkonen is a further 15 seconds back in third
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The advantage currently stands at 3.6 seconds
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Lap 33/44: Ricciardo holding a steady lead over Rosberg
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He rejoins in 16th and is a long way off the points
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Lap 32/44: Hamilton pits, changing his old Softs for fresh Mediums
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Button passes Perez for eighth
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Lap 31/44: Bottas passes Vettel for fourth at Les Combes
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Bottas is all over the back of Vettel's Red Bull
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Lap 30/44: Button pits, taking on Mediums
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Raikkonen is back up to third in his Ferrari
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Rosberg is second, but on older tyres
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Lap 29/44: Ricciardo reclaims the lead
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He switches to Mediums and rejoins in fifth
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Bottas pits after briefly leading the race
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The former World Champion is again told to stay out there
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"I don't know how I'm going to catch the guys in front. I have no downforce," Hamilton reports
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He swaps to Mediums and rejoins in P2
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Lap 28/44: Ricciardo pits from the lead
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Lap 27/44: Magnussen slips past Hulkenberg at La Source for P7
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Mercedes tells Rosberg to push to force Ricciardo to pit
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Vettel also passes Button at the chicane
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He switches to the Medium compound
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Lap 26/44: Alonso brings his Ferrari into the pits
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Rosberg now finds a way past Alonso for third
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Lap 25/44: Raikkonen passes Button for fifth at the Bus Stop chicane
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Lap 24/44: Rosberg pulls a clean move on Button this time around
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The German must have overtaken him illegally
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Rosberg pulls to the side of the track, allowing Button back past
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His recovery continues at a rapid rate
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Rosberg pulls a move on Button for sixth
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Rosberg is currently the fastest man on track
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Vettel puts on Mediums and rejoins in eighth
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Lap 23/44: Vettel is the next to make his second stop
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Magnussen is fending him off at the moment
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Alonso is all over the back of Magnussen's McLaren
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Raikkonen swaps to Mediums and comes back out in seventh
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Lap 22/44: Raikkonen pits from second position
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Maldonado recently retired due to an engine problem
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Lap 21/44: Rosberg is working his way through the field, picking off Kvyat for ninth
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The team wants him to stay out, reminding him that Safety Cars are possible
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He suggests over the radio, however, that he should retire to save the engine
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Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Lap 20/44: Rosberg pits to resolve the problem, taking on more Mediums
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Rosberg is told that his vibrations, due to the flat spot he picked up, are "on the limit"
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Lap 19/44: Ricciardo leads Raikkonen by six seconds
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There is a lot of damage to the floor of his Mercedes
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He switches from Mediums to Softs and rejoins in P19
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Hamilton makes his second stop of the afternoon
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Lap 18/44: Vettel is told to respect the track limits at Turn 15
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Bottas is now running fourth and closing on Vettel
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Lap 17/44: Bottas takes advantage and passes Rosberg on the Kemmel straight
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Bottas is now all over the rear of his car
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Rosberg tries to go around the outside of Vettel at the chicane but fails
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The Mercedes driver is out of sync on the Medium tyre compound
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Rosberg is told that he will need to pass Vettel to have a shot at winning
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Lap 16/44: Ricciardo is flying at the front of the field
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Rosberg holds fourth, ahead of Bottas and Magnussen
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Vettel is three seconds further back in third
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After the opening pit-stops, Ricciardo leads Raikkonen by 2.7 seconds
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Lap 15/44: After the opening pit-stops, Ricciardo leads Raikkonen by 2.7 seconds
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The Dane is up to seventh position
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Magnussen squeezes past Vergne at the Bus Stop chicane
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Ricciardo returns to the head of the field
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Lap 14/44: Button pits from the lead
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An opportunistic move from the Ferrari driver
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Alonso passes Perez into Turn 9 for ninth
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Bottas rejoins in sixth, with Alonso 10th
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Bottas also opts for another set of the Option rubber
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Alonso serves his stop/go before putting on more Softs
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He is told that only Bottas is faster at present
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Hamilton asks for an update on his pace
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Lap 13/44: Bottas and Alonso pit together
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Bottas, Alonso and Button, all yet to stop, are the current top three
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Ricciardo stays on Softs and rejoins in fourth
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Lap 12/44: Ricciardo and Magnussen pit
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Rosberg soon finds a way past Kvyat
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Vettel rejoins behind Raikkonen, with Kvyat just ahead of Rosberg
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A new fastest lap from Raikkonen, by some margin
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Lap 11/44: Vettel pits, as do Kvyat and Hulkenberg
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That will be a massive distraction for the Mercedes man
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Something has attached itself to Rosberg's aerial
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Perez puts on another set of Softs, while Massa switches to Mediums
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Perez and Massa are the next drivers to pit
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Lap 10/44: Ricciardo posts a new fastest lap of the race
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The Ferrari driver rejoins ahead of Rosberg
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Raikkonen has also pitted, staying on Softs
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The German puts on Mediums and swaps his front wing
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Lap 9/44: Race leader Rosberg comes into the pits
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DRS helped the Williams driver complete that move
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Bottas passes Alonso along the Kemmel straight for fourth
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Vettel is 1.5 seconds back in third, with Alonso, Bottas and Raikkonen in close company
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Lap 8/44: Rosberg holds a slender 0.7s advantage over Ricciardo
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Hamilton lapping very quickly as he attempts to recover lost ground
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Lap 7/44: Ricciardo is now within DRS range of leader Rosberg
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Replays show Vettel running wide at Pouhon before Ricciardo slipped through
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Perez makes a move on Massa for ninth
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Rosberg is leading Ricciardo by a second, but the latter is faster
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Lap 6/44: Ricciardo has passed Vettel for second position!
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He's the fastest man on track at the moment
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Lap 5/44: Ricciardo is now cutting the gap to team-mate Vettel
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He asks if he has floor damage, prompting the team to check
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Hamilton is running 19th after his early stop
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Behind, Ricciardo passes Alonso for third
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Rosberg still leading from Vettel
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DRS has now been enabled
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Lap 4/44: Bottas posts a new fastest lap
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His debut Grand Prix could be over already
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Lotterer appears to have stopped in the pit lane
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Alonso has been given a five second stop/go penalty for his grid drama
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Hamilton now pits and swaps his Softs for Mediums
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Lap 3/44: Hamilton is crawling back to the pits with his tyre falling to pieces
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There will be some harsh words after this one...
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Hamilton has a puncture. What a disaster for the Briton!
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Rosberg tries to pass Hamilton at Les Combes, but tags Hamilton's left-rear!
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Raikkonen, Magnussen, Massa and Button are completing the points
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Alonso is holding fourth, from Ricciardo and Bottas
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Vettel is already a second back in third
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Hamilton leads Rosberg by half a second
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Lap 2/44: Grosjean pits, suggesting that he hit Bianchi
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Bianchi is running slowly with a right-rear puncture
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Vettel has a run at Hamilton along the Kemmel straight, but runs wide at Les Combes and drops to third behind Rosberg
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Hamilton makes a brilliant start and leads from Vettel and Rosberg after La Source
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The light sequence begins...
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Hamilton rolls back, after parking ahead of his grid box
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Rosberg returns to his pole position slot, with the rest of the grid forming behind him
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Magnussen reports "very, very light rain" over the radio
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All drivers bar Sutil are on the Soft compound tyre
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The incident is now under investigation by the stewards
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Alonso gets going, but he will almost certainly be given a penalty
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Rosberg now leads the field away on the formation lap
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Drama at Ferrari, as Alonso's car is still on jacks after the cut-off
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The tyre warmers are coming off and the grid clears
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For reference, air and track temperatures are sitting at 13°C and 20°C
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Spa-Francorchamps is certainly keeping its unpredictability tag...
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A glance at the trackside puddles confirms that rain is falling
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Lots of hands being put in the air to assess the conditions
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The clouds are getting darker by the minute, with rain drops in the air
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After some final discussions, driver helmets are going on
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The Belgian national anthem now plays over the circuit
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Drivers are gradually arriving on the grid, with mechanics pushing them to their slots
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The first comes along the Kemmel straight, with the second on the main straight
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones, controlled by separate detection points
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But we could see the Intermediates and Full Wets appear again today
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Soft and Medium tyres to Spa
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Vettel, on his lap to the grid, was just told to expect some rain drops
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There are some dark clouds above us as the start draws closer
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The full grid can be found on our dedicated race panel
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Felipe Massa and Jenson Button complete the top 10 positions
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and lead Williams Valtteri Bottas follow on row three, ahead of McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen
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Fernando Alonso completes the second row in his Ferrari
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Sebastian Vettel was the best of the rest for Red Bull, albeit two seconds back
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He mastered the rain to beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who suffered brake problems
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Nico Rosberg will start this afternoon's race from pole position
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We're just under half an hour away from lights out and the return of racing
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