Belgian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen peerless with win from 14th on grid

Within a lap of the restart on lap five, Verstappen was up to fifth. By lap 10, he was on team-mate Perez’s tail as the Mexican closed on Sainz. Sainz pitted on lap 11 to change his soft tyres and Verstappen took the lead by passing Perez. Despite being on worn soft tyres, Verstappen continued to set a prodigious pace, but dropped behind Sainz when he stopped on lap 15. That was the end of any battle for the lead as Verstappen crushed the field, two seconds faster than Sainz, who was soon passed by Perez. Leclerc repassed Alonso into the same corner on the final lap but his attempt to reclaim fastest lap from Verstappen failed by 0.6secs.

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