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2017 Belgian GP Post-Race Stats

The Belgian Grand Prix this year was largely average, not particularly good, not particularly bad.

Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole, equalling Michael Schumacher’s pole record, then the following day won the race as well. Sebastian Vettel followed him home in second, also taking the fastest lap of the race with a new lap record, and Daniel Ricciardo in third.

Kimi Raikkonen would likely have finished third if not for a 10 second stop/go penalty for failing to slow for double yellow flags. The double yellows were caused by Max Verstappen’s Red Bull once again deciding it doesn’t want to run for an entire race. Pascal Wehrlein and Fernando Alonso also retired from the race, Wehrlein with suspension issues while Alonso had the issue of a Honda engine in his car.

The grid was plagued with penalties; Palmer, Ericsson and Wehrlein were given five places for gearboxes. Vandoorne received a total of 65 places worth of penalties for PU changes and a gearbox change, Massa had five places for ignoring yellows in practice and Kvyat 25 for PU changes. That’s 110 places worth of penalties, crazy. (and if you’re interested in just penalties for Honda, I have that)

Force India had a errr, interesting, race, with the two colliding TWICE in the race and Ocon tweeting after the race that his teammate tried to kill him. The second collision led to a lot of debris, a puncture for Perez and a safety car being deployed, with Perez retiring the car a few laps from the end due to damage.

Just one change in the Constructors’ Championship graph, Renault take seventh back from Toro Rosso. Just a single change in the Drivers’ Championship as well, Grosjean takes 12th from Lance Stroll.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 25 44 01:46.603 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 18 44 01:46.577 2
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 15 44 01:47.549 6
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 12 44 01:47.730 4
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes FIN 10 44 01:47.721 3
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault GER 8 44 01:48.922 7
7 Romain Grosjean Haas FRA 6 44 01:49.087 11
8 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 4 44 01:49.637 16
9 Esteban Ocon Force India FRA 2 44 01:49.721 9
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 1 44 01:49.709 13
11 Lance Stroll Williams CAN 0 44 01:50.543 15
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 0 44 01:49.708 19
13 Jolyon Palmer Renault GBR 0 44 01:49.283 14
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren BEL 0 44 01:49.907 20
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas DEN 0 44 01:49.126 12
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 0 44 01:50.775 17
17 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 0 42 01:48.300 8
RET Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 25 01:51.720 10
RET Max Verstappen Red Bull NED 7 01:51.022 5
RET Pascal Wehrlein Sauber GER 2 18

 

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