|1. Sebastian Vettel||10/10|
Started: 1st Finished: 1st
Sebastian Vettel started the race in the full expectation that Red Bull's tyre problems would make victory close to impossible. This was despite taking his ninth pole position of the season after a faultless run throughout qualifying.
"I didn't feel very comfortable right at the beginning but then through Q2 we could make a big step forward," he said. "I rediscovered Spa in a way and found some better lines, so that was an important step. Then, in Q3, I tried to make my way around the first two laps to get the temperature into the tyres. Then on the last one I tried to push as hard as I could. It was a very good lap."
Vettel held the lead at the start, but lost the lead to Nico Rosberg on the run to Les Combes. He repassed him two laps later and from then on it was simply a case of whether the tyres would last.
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