In a thrilling twist to the 2010 F1 World Championship Series tale, the 13th round of the season saw Lewis Hamilton claim what was a crucial win in the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix.
The victory saw Hamilton reclaim his spot at the top of the driver’s leader board.
Hamilton didn’t go into the event as the leading favourite, and so paid well to punters who went against the odds at SportsBet.
The world’s top Formula One drivers and constructors head to the Spa-Francorchamps over the weekend to compete the 44-lap race, many of whom regard it as one of the true classics.
Hamilton took the lead from Australian Mark Webber just after the start of the race, and never looked back.
The win takes the McLaren driver’s winning tally to three Grand Prix’s this season, the most recent of which was the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.
The victory also saw Hamilton reclaim his spot at the top of the driver’s leader board, although there was a scare towards the end of the race.
The 2008 Champion was within inches of the barrier with nine laps to go after skidding off the track. But the top quality driver kept his cool, and retained his spot at the front of the pack.
Red Bull driver and former leader of the table Webber finished second from the pole position and now sits three points behind Hamilton.
Fellow McLaren driver Jenson Button retired from the race early. The defending champion was pushed out of the GP early by Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, and is off the leading mark by 35 points.
Fernando Alonso headed into the race as favourite with SportsBet but retired on lap 38. Due to the wet weather the champion driver spun out, and is now 39 points off the leader on the ladder.
Next up on the F1 timetable is the 2010 Italian Grand Prix, which will take place on September 12 at the Autodromo di Monza. So as the excitement on the track heats up, make sure you are signed up with SportsBet so you can get in amongst the action.
2010 Belgian Grand Prix
|2||Mark Webber||Red Bull||44||1||18|
|5||Adrian Sutil||Force India||44||8||10|
|10||Vitantionio Liuzzi||Force India||44||12||1|
|11||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber||44||24|
|12||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||44||16|
|13||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||44||11|
|15||Sebastien Vettel||Red Bull||43||4|
|17||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin||43||22|
|Ret – Accident||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||67||10|
|Ret – Accident||Jenson Button||McLaren||15||5|
|Ret – Suspension||Bruno Senna||HRT||5||18|
|Ret – Accident||Rubens Barrichello||Williams||0||7|