The Formula 1 round came back from a break of a few weeks with the Belgian Grand Prix ranking end, where Max Verstappen finished first after an end that included quite a few accidents on the wet track at the spa. The Dutch Red Bull driver overcame the difficulties and set the fastest lap, with a time of 1: 59.765 minutes, en route to Paul Friday this season out of 12 races.
George Russell, the British driver of the Williams team, surprised with achieving second place. World champion Lewis Hamilton, who before the break made a makeover at the top of the drivers’ rankings, will jump from third place this time. Australian Daniel Ricardo will jump fourth for McLaren and former world champion Sebastian Raspberry will start Thursday with Aston Martin’s squad.
“The route at the spa is amazing for driving, but very complicated when it is so wet,” Verstappen concluded. I’m glad I was able to finish with Paul Position after the summer break. “
His opponent Hamilton admitted: “It was difficult for all of us. The conditions here tested him to the limit. Congratulations to Max for the full position and also to George for the second place. Tomorrow is a new day and we will see what the weather will be like.”