Belgian GP: The weekend in pictures

The iconic Spa-Francorchamps track and picturesque surroundings were the stage of a gripping Formula 1 race weekend, which saw Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton win the Grand Prix from pole.

How did it all happen? Motorsport.com sums up the whole Belgian Grand Prix in pictures - the best shots and a summary of the round.

It was Lotus' first podium of the 2015 season. Against all odds the team delivered, Romain Grosjean wiped out his horrific Spa memories of 2012 with a all-new memory of a third-place finish - a true team effort!

Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team celebrates his third position with the team
Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team celebrates his third position with the team

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Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat was on the move in the race as well as the drivers' championship. A fourth-place finish and being the sole Renault-powered car in top five took the Russian to seventh in the standings.

Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing RB11
Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing RB11

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It was not a great day for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. A tyre blowout on the penultimate lap nullified the German's podium chances in the Italian team's 900th Grand Prix start. 

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari with his punctured Pirelli tyre
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari with his punctured Pirelli tyre

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You blink and you 'goof-up'. Williams had a sorry moment when they put three sets of soft tyres and one medium tyre on Valtteri Bottas car during the race. Were they playing tyre poker? 

Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW37
Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW37

Photo by: Williams

There were discussions about race starts prior to the GP. Force India's Sergio Perez had a rocketing start, leapfrogging Bottas and Nico Rosberg and almost stealing the lead from Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM08 battle for the lead at the start of the race
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 VJM08 battle for the lead at the start of the race

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An overtake at Blanchimont? If you are Max Verstappen, it's no big deal. The Toro Rosso driver made it look easy, going around the outside of Felipe Nasr's Sauber.

Max Verstappen, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
Max Verstappen, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10

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The beautiful track even has beautiful places to watch the race from. Haven't been there? Mark it in your 'to-go' list now! 

Red Bull Racing RB11
Red Bull Racing RB11

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Still, it's the drivers who probably have the best view, especially through the legendary Eau Rouge.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 VJM08

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Pole position and a win - Hamilton got all he came for from the Belgian Grand Prix. 

Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06

Photo by: Mercedes AMG

And teammate Rosberg now faces an uphill battle to dethrone the Hamilton-brigade! A rough weekend for the German involved a tyre blowout in FP1, saw him beaten by Hamilton for pole and, to cap it off, a poor start led to a battle to salvage second.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

Full Belgian GP gallery here.

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Series Formula 1
Event Belgian GP
Track Spa-Francorchamps
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Sebastian Vettel , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Valtteri Bottas , Felipe Nasr , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Mercedes , Force India , Ferrari , Williams , Toro Rosso , Lotus F1 Team , Red Bull Racing , Sauber
Article type Special feature
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