12 Photos from the F1 Belgian GP at Spa

A look back at some of the best moments from the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

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Back to business
Daniel Ricciardo Belgian Grand Prix 2013 Toro Rosso

Back to business

After a four week break Daniel Ricciardo and his fellow racers get back in the driving seat to tackle one of the toughest circuits on the calendar, Spa-Francorchamps.

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A familiar sight
Force India Belgian Grand Prix 2013

A familiar sight

Formula One was welcomed back with typical Spa weather during the opening Free Practice session, with many drivers getting caught out in the tricky conditions.

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Eyes on the prize
Sebastian Vettel Belgian Grand Prix 2013 Red Bull Racing

Eyes on the prize

With nine rounds remaining, Sebastian Vettel led the title by 38 points going into the Belgian Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton all hoping to stop the German from taking his fourth championship in a row.

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Hamilton leaves it late to snatch pole
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Hamilton leaves it late to snatch pole

It looked as though Paul Di Resta was on for his first pole position but a drying track in the closing stages saw times tumble and Lewis Hamilton taking pole for Mercedes ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

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Maiden GP3 win for Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Maiden GP3 win for Kvyat

Red Bull Junior Team driver Daniil Kvyat took his first GP3 victory in Race One at Spa from second on the grid in a race heavily affected by the Safety Car. Alexander Sims - who races alongside Kvyat in the Formula 3 Euro Series - took the win in Race Two.

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Brits take spoils as GP2 title hots up
James Calado Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Brits take spoils as GP2 title hots up

Sam Bird and James Calado took victories in the GP2 Series as championship challengers Stefano Coletti and Felipe Nasr failed to score points in either race - despite the latter taking a stunning ninth place after starting 26th and last.

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The race begins
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

The race begins

Lewis Hamilton led away from pole but on the run up Eau Rouge, Sebastian Vettel got into the Mercedes' slipstream and got himself into the lead of the race.

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Unstoppable Seb
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Unstoppable Seb

No one could stop Sebastian Vettel in Spa. After his first lap pass on Lewis Hamilton, he pulled way from the pack, eventually finishing 17 seconds clear of his nearest challenger Fernando Alonso.

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Not giving up
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Not giving up

Fernando Alonso did everything to stay in the championship hunt, finishing second after starting ninth and moving up to second place in the championship as title rival Kimi Raikkonen retired with brake failure.

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On the Button
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

On the Button

Jenson Button came close to scoring McLaren's first podium of the season but his one-stop gamble didn't pay off and after a late switch back to a two-stop he eventually finished in sixth behind Mark Webber.

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Webber fights to fifth
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Webber fights to fifth

After a troubled start, Mark Webber took a fifth place finish to help Infiniti Red Bull Racing extend their lead in the World Constructors' Championship to 77 points from Mercedes.

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Vettel extends his championship lead
Belgian Grand Prix 2013

Vettel extends his championship lead

Sebastian Vettel's fifth win of the year extended his championship lead to 46 points head of Fernando Alonso, with Lewis Hamilton third on 139 points, five points ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in fourth.

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