Due to a series of grid penalties, Verstappen started the race at Spa-Francorchamps in fourteenth position. The World Cup leader worked his way into the lead with apparent ease, and then rode unthreatened to victory. Behind the reigning world champion, teammate Sergio Pérez came in second, ahead of Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz who left pole. George Russell was fourth, ahead of Charles Leclerc who started fifteenth. Due to a time penalty, Leclerc dropped back to P6, behind Fernando Alonso who finished fifth. With his win, Verstappen further extends his lead in the World Cup position. He is partly due to the point for the fastest lap at 284 points. Pérez overtakes Leclerc in the championship and is now in second place with 191 points. The seventh place in Belgium was for Esteban Ocon. Sebastian Vettel finished eighth in the Aston Martin, ahead of Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri and Alexander Albon in the Williams. Belgium GP result 1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 2. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) 3. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 4. George Russell (Mercedes) 5. Fernando Alonso (Alpine) 6. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 7. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 8. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) 9. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) 10. Alexander Albon (Williams)
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