Vettel wins in Belgium to rein in Hamilton

Wolff Ferrari had double whammy advantage in Belgium

Although Max Verstappen finished Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in third place, the Dutchman was 31s behind race victor Sebastian Vettel prompting Horner to speak about how much Red Bull need to switch to Honda power.

It was Vettel's fifth win this season, equalling Hamilton's tally, and the 52nd of his career, surpassing the 51 of four-time world champion Alain Prost, and achieved with reasonable ease as he came home 11.061 seconds ahead of the Briton.

Toto Wolff admits that Ferrari now enjoys a clear edge over Mercedes, the Silver Arrows boss pointing to several obvious weaknesses within his team although he believes it remains strong overall.

None of the drivers were injured, but all were forced out of the race, along with Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull and luckless Finn Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari, who had also collided.

After securing pole position in wet conditions on Saturday, Hamilton had lost the lead by Turn 5 on Sunday as Vettel breezed past him on the Kemmel Straight.

Hamilton leads Vettel, who described Ferrari's qualifying as scrappy, by 24 points but has been playing some textbook mind games, rubbishing suggestions he is the favourite to take victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

Hamilton held off Vettel at La Source but then, he was unable to stop the Ferrari auto from sailing past on the ensuing Kemmel Straight. "I think if we just close that, and Honda are making great progress, they're scoring points regularly, Pierre [Gasly] has been very, very upbeat about them and you can see they're making headways".

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The heavy crash at the start happened when Hulkenberg bumped into the back of Alonso, sending Alonso's McLaren spinning and then flying up in the air.

The incident led to a safety auto coming out on track, with drivers forced to hold position and not allowed to accelerate.

After Saturday's rain-hit qualifying session, the race began in dry conditions with an air temperature of 17 degrees Celsius, or 62 degrees Fahrenheit and the track at 29, near ideal for spectators and teams. "When I look at the race, I see many deficits".

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"I haven't got any information but I have a real faith in the FIA".

"After that it was very smooth race". The first two sessions of qualifying were held in the dry, with Hamilton only third-fastest - and a Ferrari setting the best times on both occasions.

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