The Heroes and Zeroes of the Belgian Grand Prix

Stephan Heublein



Heroes

Lewis Hamilton: He wasn't quite able to match the searing qualifying pace of Red Bull, but come Sunday's race he was unbeatable. Webber's poor started allowed him to bolt into the lead at lights-out, and after surviving a hair-raising moment with the tyre wall at Rivage he went on to take a comfortable win. The 25 points put him 3 clear in the title fight and 35 ahead of team-mate Button.

Mark Webber:
He may not have won, but he is now a convincing 28 points ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel, putting him in prime position to start calling the shots. He was luck to escape with second after dropping to sixth from pole at the start, but quickly got passed Massa, jumped to third when Vettel and Button collided and claimed second when Kubica botched his pitstop. With seemingly the quicker car for much of the forthcoming races, he is joint favourite for the title with Hamilton.