BELGIAN GP: IN PICTURES

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The legendary Spa circuit produced yet another thrilling race with no shortage of crashes drama and intrigue.

Nico Rosberg won with a commanding lights-to-flag victory, but that was just about the only thing you could anticipate in an action packed day in the Ardennes' forest.

Max VerstappenMax Verstappen gets ready with a new helmet featuring an orange lion.

First corner crashIt wasn't long until the damage started to mount at the first corner.

Time for a new front wingThe pit lane was soon frantic. Here it's time for a new wing in an attempt to salvage a result.

Carlos Sainz didn't even make it as far as the pitsCarlos Sainz didn't even make it that far and was forced to retire early.

Meanwhile there was close racing in the midfieldMeanwhile there was close racing, particularly in the midfield.

Hamilton and Alonso side by side - on the same lap!Hamilton and Alonso started from the back. They weren't racing wheel to wheel for long.

The crowd got to see Magnussen's enormous shunt all around the circuit. The crowd got to see Magnussen's enormous shunt all around the circuit.

The resulting red flag worked strongly in Hamilton's favour, bunching up the field.The resulting red flag worked strongly in Hamilton's favour, bunching up the field.

Rosberg's win put's him back in the running for the Championship.Rosberg's win put's him back in the running for the Championship.

Daniel Ricciardo talked Mark Webber into a shueyDaniel Ricciardo talked Mark Webber into doing "The Shoey"

After yet another first lap incident, Vettel was left to ponder what might have been.After yet another first lap incident, Vettel was left to ponder what might have been.

 

Meanwhile, the Champagne was flowing at MercedesMeanwhile, the champagne was flowing at Mercedes.