The 2005 Belgian Grand Prix Review
The pattern from the last races seemed to repeat again in Belgium, with McLaren dominating the weekend only to see Fernando Alonso edge closer to the title. In the end, Kimi Raikkonen took his sixth win of the season, but his Renault rival has the title in the pocket with three races remaining. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the sixteenth race of the 2005 season
Sometimes a win is just not good enough.
Kimi Raikkonen had little trouble easing his way to a sixth victory of the season, levelling that score with Fernando Alonso, but a glimpse in his mirrors was all it took to realise the title was slipping further away from his grasp as time ticks away towards a now inevitable conclusion.
The chequered flag waved for Raikkonen but the sight of his Championship rival's yellow and blue Renault behind, completing a hat-trick of second places, stole away the delight of victory as Alonso ensured he can win the title on his own, no matter what happens to Raikkonen, when the field reconvenes in Brazil.
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