Lewis Hamilton: “I’m really happy with that one”

For the thirty-ninth time in his Formula 1 career, Lewis Hamilton took the race victory as he dominated the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS survived a first-lap overtaking attempt by the fast-starting Sahara Force India of Sergio Perez before pulling away from the pack, and then managing the gap to team-mate Nico Rosberg when the German came through the pack from his slow start into second.

The reigning World Champion was happy with his performance, and felt he was always under control throughout the forty-three lap race, and praised the team for giving him a great car in Belgium.

“I’m really happy with that one,” said Hamilton. “I had great pace in the car and the balance felt fantastic. If anything it got better through the race and I never felt under pressure.

“After the stops I took it a bit easy on the out laps and Nico closed up but I always had a comfortable gap. A massive thank you to everyone here and back at the factories for all their hard work. The car was awesome all weekend and the crew did a great job.

“The weather has been great here too which makes this circuit even more fun to drive and what a great crowd. Loads of noise and plenty of British flags out there too which I really appreciate, so thanks to all of you for your support and hope to see you again at Monza!”