Sebastian Vettel stormed to a second win at the Belgium Grand Prix, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton who finished second and third respectively.
The German, who began the day second on the grid behind Hamilton, overtook the Brit on the fourth turn and had no trouble retaining his first place building up a convincing lead.
It puts him 46 points clear of Alonso in second place in the drivers’ championship with 200 to play for.
The Spaniard started in ninth place on the grid and produced a phenomenal race to climb to second but wasn’t fast enough to catch the reigning champion who won arguably his easiest race of the year so far.
Kimi Raikkonen, whose future with the Lotus team looks to be drawing to an end with Ferrari waiting in the wings, pulled out of the race with brake failure and now sits 63 points behind the leader and in fourth behind Hamilton.
Jenson Button began in sixth and finished in sixth after scrapping his two-stop strategy. The Englishman won the race last year following a one-stop strategy but couldn’t recapture the same form.