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F1: Daniel Ricciardo clinches second consecutive win in Spa (+photos)

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo delivered another brilliant performance in Spa-Francorchamps to deny Nico Rosberg and pick up his third win of the season.

Adrian Newey Nico Rosberg Daniel Ricciardo Valtteri Bottas F1 Belgian Grand Prix
(Photo: WRI2)

Mercedes trod on its on tail in Belgium, when at the start pole-sitter Rosberg made contact with his teammate Lewis Hamilton, trying to reclaim the lead of the race. Rosberg broke his front wing and Hamilton picked up a puncture.

The Brit's hopes of a good result ended right then and there.

Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg F1 Belgian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg (Photo: WRI2)

Rosberg lost a lot of time in the pits taking on a new front wing. A late charge put him back in contention. But ultimately he came short 3.3 seconds.

Riccardo's victory in Spa is the first for an Australian since Jack Brabham's in 1960.

A power unit failure put a sad end to German Andre Lotterer's first – and possible last – race in F1.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes W05 F1 Belgian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes W05 (Photo: WRI2)

Race results* – Belgian Grand Prix (round 12 of 19)
1 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull RB10-Renault) 54 laps in 1.24'36"556
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes W05) - 3"383
3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams FW36-Mercedes) - 28"032
4 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari F14-T) - 36"815
5 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull RB10-Renault) - 52"196
6 - Kevin Magnussen (McLaren MP4/29-Mercedes) - 54"262
7 - Jenson Button (McLaren MP4/29-Mercedes) - 54"580
8 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari F14-T) - 1'01"162
9 - Sergio Perez (Force India VJM07-Mercedes) - 1'04"293
10 - Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso STR9-Renault) - 1'05"347
11 - Nico Hulkenberg (Force India VJM07-Mercedes) - 1'05"697
12 - Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso STR9-Renault) - 1'11"920
13 - Felipe Massa (Williams FW36-Mercedes) - 1'15"975
14 - Adrian Sutil (Sauber C33-Ferrari) - 1'22"447
15 - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber C33-Ferrari) - 1'30"825
16 - Max Chilton (Marussia MR03-Ferrari) - 1 lap
17 - Marcus Ericsson (Caterham CT05-Renault) - 1 lap

Fastest lap of the race: 1'50"511 by Nico Rosberg

Retirements
Lewis Hamilton
Romain Grosjean
Pastor Maldonado
Andre Lotterer

Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW36 F1 Belgian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW36 (Photo: WRI2)

Drivers' championship
1.Rosberg 220; 2.Hamilton 191; 3.Ricciardo 156; 4.Alonso 119; 5.Bottas 110; 6.Vettel 98; 7.Hulkenberg 69; 8.Button 66; 9.Magnussen 45; 10.Massa 40; 11.Raikkonen 39; 12.Perez 31; 13.Vergne 11; 14.Grosjean 8; 15.Kvyat 7; 16.Bianchi 2.

Constructors' championship
1.Mercedes 411; 2.Red Bull-Renault 254; 3.Ferrari 158; 4.Williams-Mercedes 150; 5.McLaren-Mercedes 111; 6.Force India-Mercedes 100; 7.Toro Rosso-Renault 18; 8.Lotus-Renault 8; 9.Marussia-Ferrari 2.

*Unofficial results