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Well, not the most thrilling of races, but Belgium certainly had its moments. Thanks for joining me today!

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Podium celebrations and a huge grin from Hamilton.

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Grosjean runs to his team and everyone hugs.

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Well, there's the Mercedes one-two - but Romain Grosjean takes third! Great result for him.

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He proceeds to basically get in everyone's way for the next half a lap.

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That one-stop strategy he was fretting about has not paid off.

42/43 

VETTEL'S TYRES HAVE JUST GONE!

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39/43 

Jenson Button muses on the backmarkers and their failure to pit: "Even we're catching them." Burn.

38/43 

Grosjean is filing down that margin more and more. Even if the top two are as predictable as ever, we have some excitement here.

37/43 

Vettel has Grosjean just over a second behind him - that might be worth watching as we go into these last laps.

36/43 

So Mercedes have the top two spots on the podium locked down, right? ...right?

35/43 

Carlos Sainz was struggling from the start, but he can't limp over the line. He's back in the garage.

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34/43

Jenson Button is getting the blue flags. How demoralising this entire year must have been for him.

33/43 

Alonso is told that it's raining 40km away. His response is not recorded.

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31/43 

Weather is still looking fine as the teams continue to fret about those in-rushing clouds.

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30/43 

Kvyat is lapping fastest, and Hamilton is being called into the pits. He's not happy, and his team tell him if he doesn't take the slot Rosberg will. Hamilton pits.

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And Vettel seems less than happy with his car at the moment. That's something to keep an eye on.

28/43 

Hamilton's stretching that lead over Rosberg - more than five seconds now.

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26/43 

And just over three seconds separate the Mercs now at the front of the field.

24/43 

Now then. Fastest lap of the race for Felipe Massa, who's down in seventh.

24/43 

Apparently the clouds are gathering around 100km away.

23/43 

Perez is told to try and make his tyres last until the end of the race. Ouch. Tough work.

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Oh no! Daniel Ricciardo has pulled up on the track and is out of his car; the marshals are yelling at him for some reason. Yellow flags and virtual safety car.

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Great driving from Grosjean, now through into third, moving smoothly past Perez.

20/43 

Sky is still looking very blue at the moment, despite the forecast rain.

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Bottas is told to soldier on as best he can with that sole errant prime tyre on the back.

16/43 

Well, you'd hope so. That's literally their job and Bottas suffers for what seems to be a stupid error.

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15/43 

And a fastest lap so far for Nico Rosberg.

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Drive-through penalty for poor Bottas after that tyre mishap.

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14/43 

Vettel slips into the lead as Hamilton takes his first stop of the afternoon.

13/43 

Rosberg is the next man in. Mercedes don't give him a random set of tyres, for which he'll be grateful.

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Meanwhile, Bottas has pitted...and now has odd tyres. How has that even happened?

11/43 

Max Verstappen laughs in the face of tradition and attempts to absolutely skin Nasr round the outside.

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9/43 

That's a sizeable lead there for Hamilton already.

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8/43 

Perez pits, and Rosberg is now back into second.

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7/43 

Is Jenson Button joking? He's telling his team he thinks they "forgot to connect the batteries". They're having such a terrible time of it you wouldn't be surprised.

6/43 

Spoke too soon. Jenson Button is asking whether his team can see any damage to his car. They can't.

5/43 

Everyone seems intact now after that flurry of drama in the opening stages.

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Maldonado into the pits - presumably not to emerge again.

3/43 

Vettel is up into fifth. Worth watching him today.

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What on earth has Maldonado done now? Smacked into some inanimate object and ruined his power unit?

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2/43 

Rosberg is digging in to Bottas on the turn, and reclaims a place.

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Perez is into second, with Ricciardo in third, Bottas in fourth and now Rosberg is down to fifth. Yep.

1/43 

Hamilton is out swiftly, and the chasing pack are packing themselves around Nico Rosberg.

13:06

Here we go!

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Now Carlos Sainz is also reporting a loss of power. This isn't going well so far.

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Hulkenberg is throwing up the Xs on the grid - that'll be an aborted start.

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"No power, I have no power," says Hulkenberg.

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Formation lap and Sergio Perez is glued to the grid, but he eventually shifts himself.

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12:45 

National anthem plays as the drivers line up.

12:40 

Potential problem with the Force India here - Nico Hulkenberg is reporting a loss of power.

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Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Belgian Grand Prix.