It is now only a 7 points championship deficit by Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton to Sebastian Vettel after claiming a victory in the Belgian Grand Prix that was concluded yesterday Sunday, 27th Augus 2017.
As all the drivers pitted, Ferrari put the fastest ultra-soft tyres on Vettel while Mercedes put Hamilton on softs. But after fending off an attack by the German on the restart, Hamilton took back control and led to the flag.
For long, Hamilton has not been happy with the decision to bring out the safety car, after a collision between the two Force India drivers Hamilton said it was a BS call from the stewards, clearly worried that with the extra grip from the ultra-soft tyres that would have advantaged Vettel.
Hamilton used all the power advantage of his Mercedes to fend him off and he reeled off two consecutive fastest laps to pull 1.4 seconds clear, giving himself a more comfortable margin. He was in front, giving Vettel no more chance of staying right with him.