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Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps, Spa August 26-28, 2011

Total laps 44
Lap distance 7.004 km
Track Conditions Dry / 23C

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Free practice 1  August 26 - 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST
Free practice 2  August 26 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Free practice 3  August 27 - 11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 BST

Qualifying  August 27 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Race  August 28 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST


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Vettel stands on the top step once again, although he hasn't been there since the European Grand Prix in Valencia back in June. Christian Horner mouths "Well done" from the pit wall. His lead is now 92 points in the driver's championship, and that's over his team-mate Mark Webber.

Vettel holds aloft his trophy, and Adrian Newey is all smiles as he raises the constructors plate.

Strangely, a race not affected by rain. Less strangely, Sebastian Vettel wins in the dry. Lewis Hamilton will rue his collision with Kobayashi as he may well have been most likely to challenge the Red Bull's, but both Button and Webber delivered impressive recovery drives.

Even if the championship appears to be firmly in Vettel's hands, we're in for a fantastic second half of the season. Who will be on top at Monza in two weeks time? Join us then to find out, and keep an eye on ESPNF1.com for all the latest reaction. Thanks for following.

Lap 44

On the final lap, Button hasn't closed on Webber, although Vettel's lead is just 4.2s now.

Senna still can't get past Kobayashi.

Vettel negotiates the final chicane and comes home to take victory, while Mark Webber crosses the line 3.7s behind to make it a Red Bull one-two. Jenson Button is third after an impressive drive from thirteenth.

Alonso comes home fourth, with Schumacher leading Rosberg over the line having started last - a great drive on his 20th anniversary.

Petrov with a very slow lap loses out to Massa right at the end and comes to a stop immediately having crossed the line having finished ninth.

Adrian Newey says "Am I relieved to see you boys" as he greets Webber and Vettel before the podium. Tyres were a worry for Red Bull all day but they managed the situation impressively.

Lap 43

Webber is 5.2s behind Vettel and 4.8s ahead of Button. Just the two laps to go and Vettel is easing towards another victory.

Maldonado is up in tenth and on for his first point.

Lap 42

Button now within 0.7s of Alonso, and then he uses DRS before making it around the outside in to Les Combes for third place. Webber is five seconds up the road and out of reach.

Schumacher uses DRS to take fifth place from his team-mate.

Lap 41

1.5s between Alonso and Button. 6.1s is the gap at the front. Schumacher still close behind Rosberg and Rosberg is told to save fuel.

Barrichello runs in to the back of Kobayashi and has to pit for a new front wing. Senna is close behind Kobayashi in the battle for 12th.

Lap 40

Five laps to go and Button has the gap down to 2.6s. He's 12.8s off the lead and still quickest on track.

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