How Hamilton mastered the Belgian GP

How Hamilton mastered the Belgian GP

Despite a few scares and a tricky race to read, Lewis Hamilton emerged as the master at Spa last Sunday. Adam Cooper explains how the McLaren driver dominated the event

At a McLaren gathering shortly after qualifying at Spa Lewis Hamilton was reminded that many people felt he'd been robbed of victory at the same venue in 2008. Given the history, and the fact that he'd just earned a slot on the front row, would a win have special significance for him?

"Whether or not I was robbed, it's all in the past," he said. "Of course it was a great race and I remember that day very, very well. Going into tomorrow, knowing the conditions that we may have, it might be a similar race to then. So I'm excited to have another chance I guess in similar conditions, a similar opportunity."

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just