What a fantastic weekend for Mercedes with a 1-2 victory and especially for Lewis Hamilton as he obtains his 89th victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.
"Spa is such a special circuit, I could just drive around here for lap after lap. It's not always been an easy one for me, so to come here and get pole and the win this weekend is fantastic"
Hamilton on Saturday summed up, was able lock-in his third pole the last four seasons in which he dedicated his pole position to friend/actor Chadwick Boseman. He paid tribute to the late actor by standing on his car and doing the infamous Wakanda Forever salute.
Fast forwarding to race day, the race winner commented, “The first lap can be a nightmare, because of the huge tow down the big straight, but I managed to keep Valtteri behind me on lap one and from there I had a strong race.”
He then added, “Of course, I’d love to be able to win every race wheel to wheel, but today was a different kind of race, it was all about managing the tyres and the gap to the cars behind. I was slightly nervous at the end that we might see a repeat of the tyre issue we had in Silverstone, but thankfully it held in here”
And finally, “Huge credit to the team, both here and back home in Brackley and Brixworth. No matter how much success we’ve had over the years, everyone just keeps their heads down and focuses on trying to improve. It’s an incredible mentality to have and it’s inspiring to be working in that kind of environment”
With another 25 points in the bag which brings the driver to a total of 157 points in the driver’s standings, it’s time for him to focus for another race weekend in Monza.