Sebastian Vettel wins Belgian GP in dominating fashion

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to...

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Belgian F-1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:07 PM ET

I have said it before and I will say it again, Sebastian Vettel is the most endearing Formula 1 driver since Canada’s Gilles Villeneuve won the hearts and minds of race fans across the globe in the 1970s until his tragic death in 1982.

Sebastian showed that flare again on Sunday winning the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps for Red Bull.

In one of the Top 10 things I expected in the race I had picked Vettel to pass pole sitter Lewis Hamilton in the first turn.

He didn’t, but he did get it done just two corners later and there was nothing Hamilton could do about it but watch and admire the three-time champion’s form.

“Seb just caught me on the run out of Eau Rouge and there wasn’t really much I could do to defend,” Hamilton, who finished third, said. “I moved once, like we are allowed to, but then I just had to watch him glide by. From that point, it was very difficult to hold on to him.”

 


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