Formula 1 Belgian GP: Max Verstappen wins without racing a single lap in in rain-marred Belgian GP, Russell bags first podium finish

Formula 1 Belgian GP: Max Verstappen wins without racing a single lap in rain-marred Belgian GP, Russell bags first podium finish
Formula 1 Belgian GP: Max Verstappen wins without racing a single lap in rain-marred Belgian GP, Russell bags first podium finish

Formula 1 Belgian GP: Max Verstappen wins – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a heavily rain-shortened Belgian GP that finished late into the evening amid torrential conditions at Spa. Half points were awarded as more than two laps – but less than 75% of the race – were completed. Williams’ George Russell finished 2nd to bag his first podium while Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd.

The 1500 scheduled start time came 30 minutes after Sergio Perez crashed on the way to his grid spot in the wet weather, with the rain showing no signs of relenting. After a 25 minute delay, a brace of formation laps behind the Safety Car followed, before Race Director Michael Masi threw the red flag.

Formula 1 Belgian GP: After many more delays, the race finally resumed at 1817 local time – more than three hours after it was set to start – with the clock to tick down from one hour as Masi did everything in his control to try to get a race up and running.

But only a handful laps behind the Safety Car followed before another red flag, and Verstappen pulled back into the pits ahead of second-place Williams qualifier George Russell and third-place Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Most of the field would thus finish where they had qualified, with half points their consolation on a gloomy day at Spa, as it was finally announced the race would not resume, at 1845 local time.

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Formula 1 Belgian GP 2021 Race Results:

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1 3:27.071 12.5
2 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1 +1.995s 9
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1 +2.601s 8
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1 +4.496s 6
5 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1 +7.479s 5
6 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1 +10.177s 4
7 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1 +11.579s 3
8 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1 +12.608s 2
9 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1 +15.485s 1
10 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1 +16.166s 0.5
11 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1 +20.590s 0
12 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1 +22.414s 0
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1 +24.163s 0
14 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1 +27.110s 0
15 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 1 +28.329s 0
16 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1 +29.507s 0
17 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1 +31.993s 0
18 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1 +34.108s 0
19 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1 +36.054s 0
20 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1 +38.205s 0

 

Formula 1 Belgian GP 2021 Qualifying Results: 

POS NO DRIVER CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:58.717 1:56.559 1:59.765 20
2 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:59.864 1:56.950 2:00.086 24
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:59.218 1:56.229 2:00.099 22
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 2:01.583 1:57.127 2:00.864 22
5 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 2:00.175 1:56.814 2:00.935 23
6 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 2:00.387 1:56.440 2:01.164 23
7 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:59.334 1:56.886 2:02.112 22
8 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:59.870 1:56.295 2:02.502 22
9 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 2:01.824 1:57.354 2:03.513 23
10 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:58.301 1:56.025 DNF 19

 Practice 3 resultsFORMULA 1 BELGIAN GP 2021: 

POSITION TIME
1  Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:56.924
1  Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:56.924
2  Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.947s
2  Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.947s
3  Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +1.072s

 

FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2021

Practice 1 results

POSITION TIME
1  Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes 1:45.199
2  Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.164s
3  Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +0.500s
4  Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.619s
5  Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.736s

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