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    • Well done to all involved. Thank you for your company today and do join us again in two weeks for the Italian GP. Cheers.

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    • Great celebrations from Grosjean and the Lotus team. Well done.

      FINISH
    • Outside the top 10 you have Nasr, Vettel, Alonso, Button, Merhi and Stevens.

      FINISH
    • Great win for Hamilton as he increases his lead over Rosberg, but excellent drives from Grosjean, Kvyat and Perez.

      FINISH
    • Kvyat takes P4 and Perez holds onto P5 and he is followed by Massa, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Bottas and Ericsson.

      FINISH
    • Lewis Hamilton takes the Belgian Grand Prix victory ahead of team-mate Rosberg with Grosjean back on the podium for the first time since 2013.

      FINISH
    • We are on the final lap, but Verstappen is now trying to overtake Raikkonen for P7. HE goes on the outside and he completes the move, but he slides off and Kimi gets back in front.

      Lap 43
    • So then Grosjean has third place and he is followed by Kvyat, Perez, Massa, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Bottas and Ericsson.

      Lap 42
    • Vettel is now cruising back to the pits and he gets sandwiched by quite a few cars, who are trying to go past.

      Lap 42
    • Hamilton has the victory wrapped up, but Grosjean is running of laps. There goes Vettel's tyres. He was trying to do this one a one-stopper, but his right-rear just blew up.

      Lap 42
    • Hamilton's lead is four seconds over Rosberg, but he has complained that he has lost a bit of power. Grosjean is still stuck behind Vettel. Kvyat is now having a go at Perez. He goes on the outside and again he completes the move with some late braking. The Russian is now P5.

      Lap 41
    • Kvyat goes on the outside of Massa and he locks-up, but he somehow makes it stick. The Russian is up to P6.

      Lap 40
    • Kvyat is told to 'watch the track limits'. Verstappen overtakes Bottas for P9, but he ran slightly wide. Manages to keep the place though.

      Lap 40
    • Grosjean is told to have a go at Vettel. The tyres on that Ferrari are pretty worn. Perez is still holding off Massa, who is holding off Kvyat, who is holding off Raikkonen.

      Lap 39
    • In the battle for third place, Grosjean is now less than a second of Vettel. Massa goes slightly wide and that gives Kvyat a chance, but the door is shut pretty quickly.

      Lap 39
    • The battle for position P5 is getting close as Perez, Massa, Kvyat and Raikkonen are all within a few seconds of each other.

      Lap 38
    • Hamilton's gap at the front is 4.6s. Kvyat is told he needs to make the move on Raikkonen count pretty quickly. And he does the business to move up to P7.

      Lap 38
    • Lock-up from Vettel. He's done 21 laps on this set of tyres while Grosjean has done 14 laps on his current mediums.

      Lap 37
    • A few worried faces in the Ferrari garage as Grosjean as catching Vettel. Sainz has been told to retire his car. I think that's the third time. Looks like this time it is real.

      Lap 36
    • The battle for fifth is interesting with Massa less than a second behind Perez. Raikkonen is also not too far behind. Meanwhile, Grosjean is now less than two seconds behind Vettel, who is third.

      Lap 35
    • Alonso is told there is a shower on the way. Verstappen pits from P9. A fastest lap of 1:52.669 from Rosberg and the gap is down to 5.0.

      Lap 34
    • Nasr is up to P12 after an easy move on Alonso. IT was a good outlap from Rosberg as he has reduced the gap to 5s.

      Lap 33
    • Hamilton's gap over Rosberg is 7.3s after those pitstops.

      Lap 32
    • Rosberg is now told to push hard before boxing. And in comes the German for his final stop. He also takes on some softer tyres and rejoins in second place.

      Lap 32
    • Race leader Hamilton stops and he takes on a set of the softer tyre for the final stint. He rejoins in second place with Vettel a distant third.

      Lap 31
    • Alonso gets past the Sauber of Ericsson and he is up to P11. Hamilton is told to 'box, box' for what should be his final stop.

      Lap 30
    • Kvyat has caught up with Bottas and he puts his fresher set of rubber to good use as he overtakes the Williams driver in the DRS zone. Bottas is no longer on the mixed set of tyres, now you know.

      Lap 30
    • I take that back, Sainz is still running. It's been that sort of afternoon for the Toro Rosso driver. Hamilton is now 5.4s ahead of Rosberg.

      Lap 29
    • Perez is set free as Kvyat pits for a second time, bit of a slide just before he went in. He takes on a set of soft tyres and rejoins in P10.

      Lap 28
    • It looks like Carlos Sainz has finally retired. Kvyat now has Perez in his mirrors. The Force India driver, of course, has already made his second pit stop.

      Lap 28
    • Yep, the gap is growing between Hamilton and Rosberg as it is now back up to 4.5s. Grosjean, meanwhile, is closing the gap to the third-placed Vettel as he is now only 3.8s adrift.

      Lap 27
    • The closest battle on the track is between Raikkonen and Verstappen with the Toro Rosso driver just 1.7s behind the Finn.

      Lap 26
    • Hamilton has upped his lead over Rosberg to 3.2s. Kvyat, who has stopped only once, is told that Grosjean, Perez and Massa will all need a long stint on the current set of tyres.

      Lap 25
    • It's getting pretty overcast at Spa. Alonso is told that the rain is 100km away and there could be a shower before the end of the race. Bottas is up to P10 as he goes on the outside of Ericsson.

      Lap 24
    • Perez is told that he will need 22 laps on this set of tyres. Grosjean and Massa will have to do the same amount of laps on those tyres.

      Lap 24
    • Hamilton is feeling the pressure from Rosberg and the gap is now just two seconds. The Brit complained that his team-mate closed the gap under the VSC. Raikkonen is trying to power his way past Massa, but no way through.

      Lap 23
    • Grosjean pits from third place and puts on the medium tyres. Massa, Raikkonen and Verstappen also pit. Virtual Safety Car is ending.

      Lap 22
    • Looks like Ricciardo just lost power at the final corner. The Australian decides to jog back to the pits as his car is pushed away from danger.

      Lap 22
    • There will be no battle between Perez and Ricciardo over P4. First Perez ducks into the pitlane and then Ricciardo stops on the start-finish straight. The Virtual Safety Car has been deployed.

      Lap 21
    • The Lotus pitwall is still not happy and tells him to 'keep pushing, keep pushing'. Ricciardo is also within a second of Perez.

      Lap 21
    • The Frenchman is told to 'have a go at Perez'. Not quite close enough just yet. Here he goes on the outside and the Lotus driver is up to third place.

      Lap 20
    • The gap between Hamilton and Rosberg is now staying at 3.4s. Further back, Grosjean has caught up with Perez.

      Lap 19
    • Further up the track and Grosjean is up to fourth as he ducks past Ricciardo at Les Combes. Next up for the Frenchman is Perez.

      Lap 19
    • Close battle for P7 between Kvyat, Massa and Raikkonen. Massa tries to go on the outside, but Kvyat goes defensive and blocks him off.

      Lap 18
    • Bottas is told they will continue with the current mixed tyres - one medium and three softs. They should still get a 'good haul of points'. Nasr powers past the McLaren of Alonso and moves up to P13.

      Lap 18
    • It's Hamilton from Rosberg, Perez, Ricciardo, Grosjean, Vettel, Kvyat, Massa, Raikkonen and Bottas.

      Lap 17
    • Bottas takes his drive-through penalty. Meanwhile, it is getting close at the front as Rosberg is now just 3.4s behind Hamilton.

      Lap 16
    • Rosberg appears to be flying and he posts a new fastest lap of 1:54.948. Ricciardo, meanwhile, is all over the show at Eau Rouge.

      Lap 16
    • Vettel also takes on the medium tyres and he rejoins in sixth place, just in front of Bottas.

      Lap 15
    • Hamilton has just caught Vettel by two seconds in the space of one lap. Drive-through penalty for Bottas after the team fitted the wrong tyres on his car. Vettel pits from the lead.

      Lap 15
    • It's Vettel, who is yet to stop, from Hamilton, Rosberg, Perez, Ricciardo, Grosjean, Bottas, Kvyat, Massa and Raikkonen.

      Lap 15
    • Hamilton takes on a new set of medium tyres and he rejoins behind Vettel, who is yet to stop.

      Lap 14
    • Bottas and the Williams team are under investigation for fitting the incorrect tyres. Hamilton is told to box.

      Lap 14
    • Rosberg pits from second place. He should come out ahead of Perez? The answer is yes, but Perez has the momentum. He tries to overtake in the DRS zone, but there is no way through.

      Lap 13
    • Rosberg appears to chipping away at Hamilton's lead as it's now down to 7.0s. He's told to push hard before they box. 'They can get out ahead of Ricciardo.'

      Lap 13
    • Bottas has different tyres on his car. Three soft and the right-rear is medium. Raikkonen pits from sixth place and takes on another set of the soft tyres.

      Lap 12
    • Verstappen is stuck behind the Sauber of Nasr. The Dutch rookie has stopped, but the Sauber man is yet to visit the pits. He made a bit of a meal of it, but the Toro Rosso man gets it done. He nearly went off the track.

      Lap 11
    • Grosjean, Kvyat, Massa, Verstappen and Ericsson all pit at the same time. Grosjean takes on another set of soft tyres and he comes out ahead of Bottas.

      Lap 10
    • So Hamilton leads the race and he has an eight-second lead over Rosberg. Massa runs wide and that allows Kvyat to go through. Massive lock-up from Kvyat as well, but he keeps the place. Verstappen is now putting pressure on Massa.

      Lap 9
    • Just a note on the Ricciardo stop, he also stopped early last year and he is now on his preferred medium tyre. Perez pits from second. Will he rejoin ahead of Ricciardo. He takes on the softer compound and it's a slow stop of 3.5 compared to Ricciardo's 2.4s. No surprise as he comes out behind Ricciardo.

      Lap 9
    • Grosjean attacks Bottas and he goes on the outside of the Williams to move up to fifth place, remember Ricciardo has already stopped. Kvyat is also looking to have a go at Bottas.

      Lap 8
    • Ricciardo is the first of the front-runners to pit. He takes on a set of medium tyres and away he goes to rejoin in P12.

      Lap 8
    • Vettel tells his Ferrari team that he is struggling with some understeer. He is fifth and not really making up ground on Rosberg.

      Lap 7
    • The battle for second is getting interesting as Ricciardo is now less than a second behind Perez.

      Lap 7
    • Another fastest lap from Hamilton with the 1:55.735 moving him four seconds clear. Kvyat moves up to P8 as he sweeps past Massa in the DRS zone at Les Combes.

      Lap 6
    • Grosjean is not too far behind the Williams of Bottas, who has dropped more than two seconds off Vettel's pace.

      Lap 6
    • Raikkonen goes on the outside of Ericsson, a copy of the Verstappen move earlier on, and he is up to P11.

      Lap 5
    • Sainz is now given the all clear to push. Raikkonen is putting pressure on Ericsson, but he's not really close enough to push for the overtake.

      Lap 5
    • Verstappen goes on the outside of Ericsson and he is up to 10th and the points. Sainz is going very slowly around the track. He's just allowing everyone to go past and getting out of the way.

      Lap 4
    • New fastest lap of 1:56.017 from Hamilton and he is leading Perez by two seconds. Maldonado is still in the pits. Oh yes, Sainz is in the race as he started from the pitlane.

      Lap 4
    • Hamilton is a 1.4s lead over Perez, while Ricciardo is another second adrift of the Force India. Then you have Rosberg, Vettel, Bottas, Grosjean, Massa, Ericsson, Kvyat and Verstappen. Raikkonen is up to P12 while the McLarens are P13 and P14.

      Lap 3
    • Maldonado reports that he has lost power after going over a kerb. Looks like his race is done. Bottas is trying to fight back against Vettel, but he know also has to look out for Grosjean behind him.

      Lap 2
    • There is already a big gap between Hamilton and Perez. Bottas goes on the inside of Bottas at the final corner, but he's too deep. However, he somehow makes it stick. Nicely done. Bottas looks up and before he knows it Vettel sweeps past him.

      Lap 2
    • Perez is trying to get past Hamilton, but there was never any way through. Rosberg is now under pressure from Vettel is sixth. Maldonado is seventh, Grosjean eight, then you have Massa, Kvyat, Ericsson and Alonso. Raikkonen is P16.

      Lap 1
    • The lights go green and the Belgian GP is underway. Solid start from Hamilton and he is first around the corner, but Rosberg has slipped down. Perez is second, then you have Ricciardo, Bottas and Rosberg.

      START
    • Sainz has been told to go into the pits, and he duly goes into the pits.

      14:06
    • Hulkenberg's car is back in the Force India pits. They are now starting to line up on the grid again. Remember the race is now down to 43 laps following a second formation lap.

      14:05
    • Oh dear, now Sainz reports that 'something is wrong' with his Toro Rosso.

      14:04
    • And away they go again for another formation lap.

      14:03
    • They line up again and Hulkenberg is waving his hands on the grid. It looks like we will have an aborted start. His Force India is in all sorts of trouble. He is once again told to return to the pits.

      14:02
    • And Hulkenberg is now told to stay out as they 'will take the start as the power is coming back'.

      14:02
    • Hulkenberg appears to be having an issue as he reports that he has no power. He's told pit.

      14:01
    • Away they go on the formation lap. They all got away, but Perez was a bit slow off the mark there.

      14:00
    • The drivers are settled in and ready to go.

      13:58
    • Today's race is 44 laps long.

      13:56
    • Button is in fine form this afternoon, telling reporters on the grid 'at least no one can hit me from behind'. Giedo van der Garde, meanwhile, warns it will be long race for the McLaren pair if they are 'starting in Brussels'.

      13:52
    • Here's the weather for you. The air temp is 24 degrees Celsius and the track is 38 degrees.

      13:50
    • And now it's time for the Belgian anthem. The main stand looks packed. Fans are excited.

      13:46
    • The drivers have now made their way out to the grid...so no more useless information will be available.

      13:36
    • The view from Pirelli: 'Two stops theoretically quickest strategy: start on soft, soft again lap 13, medium lap 28. But three stops is also possible: start on soft, soft again lap 15, soft again lap 27, medium on lap 37.'

      13:32
    • Oh yes, there is at least one milestone today as four-time World Champion Vettel is competing in his 150th Grand Prix. Of course this weekend also marks Ferrari's 900th Grand Prix.

      13:30
    • It's apparently very hot at Spa at the moment, but rain is expected later in the day. Unfortunately for us F1 fans, that rain is only expected to fall after the race.

      13:27
    • Besides Grosjean, Raikkonen (gearbox), Verstappen (engine), Button (power unit + power unit + who knows what else) and Alonso (power unit + power unit + who knows what else) also received grid penalties.

      13:14
    • The second Lotus of Pastor Maldonado and Seb Vettel in the Ferrari are on the fourth row of the grid with Grosjean and Carlos Sainz completing the top 10. Then you have Nico Hulkenberg, Daniil Kvyat, Marcus Ericsson, Felipe Nasr, Will Stevens, Kimi Raikkonen, Roberto Merhi, Max Verstappen, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.

      13:11
    • It appears to be anyone's game after Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas won the 'Saturday battle' as he will start P3, but then you have Sergio Perez of Force India, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and the second Williams of Massa. Romain Grosjean was initially P4, but he dropped five places after a gearbox change.

      13:09
    • So then, Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the 2015 Pole Position Trophy with another excellent qualifying display. It's his 10th pole of the season and sixth in a row. Will he still be P1 come the end of the race? Remember Nico Rosberg is just 21 points behind him. A retirement and a Rosberg win could be interesting.

      13:06
    • Today marks the start of the new start procedures. Once the drivers leave the garage they are in control of the clutch bite point and they will only receive 'critical' information from the pitwall. Will it make a difference? We'll have to wait and see.

      13:04
    • It promises to be an exciting race, it is Spa after all so stay tuned.

      13:03
    • Greetings and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix from Spa.

      13:00