Event: Belgian Grand Prix
Track: Spa-Francorchamps circuit

2021 Belgian Grand Prix: F1 Race winner, GP results & report

Max Verstappen driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Weather: wet  13.3°C
Tarmac: wet  15.1°C
Humidity : 96.8%
Wind : 0.5 m/s NE
Pressure: 969.6 bar

Max Verstappen won his first Belgian F1 GP today it was his 6th race win of the season. The Red Bull Racing driver started from P1 and drove the shortest GP ever of 2 laps behind the safety car. It was the 71st race win for Red Bull Racing.

The start of the formation lap was delayed by 25 minutes due to a heavy rain shower that crossed the track. Red Bull driver Sergio Perez was not on the grid after he crashed on his out lap to the grid at Les Combes. Kimi Raikkonen also didn't start from the grid. The Finn had to start from the pitlane after the Alfa Romeo team decided to fix second gear of his gearbox at Parc Fermé.

After 2 laps behind the safety car the race got suspended by a red flag and all cars had to drive into the pitlane to wait for better track conditions and than start the race.

It took almost three hours before the cars left the pitlane for a second time and even Sergio Perez could restart from the pitlane. The weather was still quite bad and the track was still very wet. The 3 hours time frame that normally is the limit for a GP was even left alone.

The race was started behind the safety car and would took no longer than one hour, but the race got red flagged again after 2 laps behind the safety car. All cars again had to drive into the pitlane to wait for better track conditions, but after a few minutes the news got out that the race would not get restarted today.

Classification 2021 Belgian GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
133Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull00:03:27.0712
1
12.5
263United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams+0 laps2
2
9
344United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes+0 laps2
3
7.5
43Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren+0 laps2
4
6
55Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin+0 laps2
5
5
610France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri+0 laps2
6
4
731France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine+0 laps2
7
3
816Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari+0 laps2
8
2
96Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams+0 laps2
9
1
1055Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Italy Ferrari+0 laps2
10
0.5
1114Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine+0 laps2
11
0
1277Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes+0 laps2
12
0
1399Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo+0 laps2
13
0
144United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren+0 laps2
14
0
1522Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri+0 laps2
15
0
1647Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas+0 laps2
16
0
179Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
United States Haas+0 laps2
17
0
187Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo+0 laps2
19
0
1911Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull+0 laps2
20
0
2018Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin+0 laps2
18
0

Fastest lap: Nikita Mazepin with the Haas in lap 2

Notes:

  • Half points awarded, as less than 75% of the original race distance was completed.
  • Lanc Stroll, Aston Martin (no.18) received a 10-second time penalty as his car was modified during a temporary race stoppage.
2021 Belgian F1 GP Results
FP1 2021 Belgian F1 GP
FP2 2021 Belgian F1 GP
FP3 2021 Belgian F1 GP
Quali 2021 Belgian F1 GP
Startgrid 2021 Belgian F1 GP

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18 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2021 Belgian F1 Grand Prix

    • shroppyfly

      Funnily enough that's what Hamilton said on f1 sky, but i guarantee if he'd have been on pole he wouldn't have said that , hes just miffed Max clawed some points back, Max can say it was wrong to race , he won it , so it hardly matters, Today Lewis was the loser along with yes the fans but thats f1, Karma won the day for Max ."All about the money " says the man on 50M a year, give it a rest eh..

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    • f1001

      What a ridiculous decision. Its like red bull are handicaped and are scrounging for additional points in an attempt to over take Mercedes in the standings. We all know Mercedes has the better car!
      Lewis will win the next race!

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  1. djole

    total disgrace, last couple of years they were crying how pirelli full wets were bad so they couldnt race on them, now when they work so good water behinde is problem... Rosberg once answered in one of his videos about visability during wet raices and he said that you dont look forward, cause you dont see anything, but you watch for orientirs beside track and drive on your muscle memmory, so i dont see how can visability be a problem...

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  2. ReallyOldRacer

    Three observations: 1.VER was suitably contrite in post race interview. 2. RUS was a twit strutting a stiffy in his self congratulations. 3. HAM actually made a good comment, "Give the fans a refund."

    IMO: So, this is what our sport has come to? Shameful. Bernie and Charlie would never have let, arguably the crown jewel of the F1 season, end that way. Disgraceful example of the current crop living in pussyland and bowing to the $$$.

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    • shroppyfly

      Ok , so for me a few things, 1. the race went ahead as it did purly to fulfill the contractual obligations for the fia, the promoter and the track,if we weren't in a covid world , then things may, only may have been different, but we aren't, so we cant, rules are rules, they'll suit some and not others 2nd Hamilton whilst he said he wanted the race to go ahead,BUT HE DIDN'T for me this was so obvious in his comment and the fia doing the 2 laps, 3. fulfilling the obligations means no refunds required, Hamilton should know that , he was just making noise,4. the tyres or the standing water obviously to the fia wasnt the issue it was the continual rainfall.

      Finally the happiest man is Max, not because he wont the race , BUT because he put no mileage on that engine which means no penalty for bashing his SS engine .

      We can argue all the above points except the mileage saved on Maxes engine which very likely will prove crucial as the season goes on IMO

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      • ReallyOldRacer

        Really good point re the RB engine mileage. Hadn't thought of that, too busy being disgusted about these scumbags screwing their fanbase in pursuit of $$$. God made Monday to allow for Sunday race postponements, OR be big boys and run it in the rain. And don't even try mentioning the triple header. Zandvoort is only 3 hrs from Spa...if you drive really slow.

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        • shroppyfly

          You know me RoR, always the voice of a calm and reasoned discussion without sarcasm or insults, i hope JaxF1award are taking notes, weather forecast for Zand is sun , sun, sun at the moment

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        • Kyle Marshall

          I agree today's events were (are) disgraceful on the part of the sanctioning body (FIA) and all who were involved in the decision to award points based on the driver's starting position. There were 1000's of dedicated fans at the track that persevered the weather to support their favorite driver and in my opinion were taken advantage of by the FIA and the venue.

          Ideally, the race should have been postponed until Monday, or laps of "Actual" racing should have taken place today. Calling the race due to weather without a single green flag lap raced is a joke.

          After today's proceedings, it is obvious that the FIA has lost some of its commitment to the fan base for the all-mighty dollar. It is a sad, sad day for F1.

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  3. Teresa Bailey

    FIA race director Michael Masi has no business in Formula 1. He made a mockery of the sport today. Shame on Liberty Media, Formula 1 and the FIA for screwing the fans. There is no reason the race could not have been run Monday morning like other series. Half points for no racing… two laps of a stunt? Especially bad after canceling other races with no thoughtful replacements. Hamilton and Vettel are correct this was harmful to the sport and not equitable. During COVID and finally having a decent championship run this hurts fans worldwide. It’s entertainment and sports after all. Bernie Ecclestone would never have allowed such a fiasco. I will think twice about spending all that money if no thought for me as a fan results. All of Masi’s previous race antics and penalties show what a clueless clown he is. Worse day for F1 since Japan when Jules passed unnecessarily. Refund them all!

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  4. shroppyfly

    Thatll be some of the same clowns that said the Halos a bad idea even after Jules crash, funny after alonso and romans crash the halos brilliant--- never ask a racing driver anything....
    Fans can whinge all they like but thems the rules,like everyone was saying after SS crash move on , move on, we are humans we need to vent our frustrations, a neutral thought is it makes the championship even spicier now
    Come on Jaxeygirl , lets hear your thoughts on Hamsters 5 point penalty .

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  5. Ian

    During the negotiations Bernie’s given you a rough outline on a table napkin of how you could pay it off in three years like he did.
    It’s not happening like that so...

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  6. ALAN PRATLEY

    This non race in spa has shown that the FIA and race director are unfit to run a sport, It should be declared void, All the teams should refuse to run again until this has been sorted out the fans reimbursed and the race declared void.

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