Kimi Räikkönen wins 2007 Belgian Grand Prix
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen won the FIA Formula-1 2007 ING Belgian Grand Prix on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps at Spa, Belgium. He and his teammate, Felipe Massa, showed the fastest times during most of the pre-race sessions, taking the front line as a result.
Both McLaren Mercedes drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were unable to compete with the red cars, tring their utmost to use a slightest mistake of their rivals, if any. Still, Kimi and Felipe were in full control of the race after making a significant gap to Alonso, number one of McLaren.
Start of the race resulted in a slight side touch between McLaren cars, with Hamilton forced to make an evasive manoeuvre out of the track, a reminiscent of the Hungary practice session incident between them.
Another highlight became Adrian Sutil's driving for Spyker-Ferrari, who was pushing hard on David Coulthard on the first part of the race. The young German driver finished 14th far ahead of both Super Aguri's and his teammate.
Alonso came closer to Hamilton in Drivers' Championship, and have now a gap of just 2 points between the teammates. The situation in Constructors' Championship after the World Motorsport Council ruling over McLaren on September 13 became clear for Ferrari with their 161 points, 71 points ahead of BMW Sauber.
- Original reporting from 2007 FIA Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, live TV broadcast, September 16, 2007 14:00. Additional sources as follows:
- "Crushing one-two at Spa assures Ferrari of title" — , September 16, 2007
- Andrew Benson. "Belgian Grand Prix" — , September 16, 2007
- "Raikkonen wins Belgian GP. Defending champ Alonso closes ground on Hamilton." — , September 16, 2007
- "Sutil dazzles for Spyker in Belgium" — , September 16, 2007
- Andrew Benson. "Lewis Hamilton has accused McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso of unfair driving during the Belgian Grand Prix." — , September 16, 2007