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The 2015 Belgian Grand Prix (officially the 2015 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix)[1] was the 11th race of the 2015 Formula One season. It was the 70th Belgian Grand Prix – the 59th as a round of the Formula One World Championship. It was held between 21 August and 23 August 2015.


Background[]

Lewis Hamilton leads the championship by 21 points ahead of this race. Nico Rosberg sits second with Sebastian Vettel third. Between them, these three drivers have won all ten races this season.

With nine pole positions so far this season, Hamilton will win the 2015 Pole Position Trophy if he secures pole here.

Soft and medium dry-weather tyres will be used for the event.[2]

After retiring from the previous race, Kimi Räikkönen was confirmed by Ferrari on 19 August to be one of their seats for 2016.[3] It is also Ferrari's 900th Grand Prix.[4]

Jolyon Palmer competed in the first practice session of the Grand Prix.[5]

Entry list[]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
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Practice Overview[]

FP1[]

FP2[]

FP2 was overshadowed by Nico Rosberg's rear left tyre blowing at high speed at Blanchimont. He saved his car from the barriers, but the session was red flagged and many drivers protested.

FP3[]

Practice Results[]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:51.373 3 1:50.136 3 1:49.930 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:51.866 5 1:50.940 10 1:49.629 3
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:51.082 1 1:49.385 1 1:49.482 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:51.478 4 1:50.461 5 1:49.864 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:50.489 7 1:51.187 16
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:53.426 15 1:50.709 8 1:51.054 15
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:52.423 9 1:50.971 11 1:49.866 5
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:52.640 13 1:50.928 9 1:50.690 14
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:52.539 11 1:51.317 15 1:50.585 12
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:53.502 16 1:52.570 18 No Time 20
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:52.653 14 1:51.588 16 1:50.447 10
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:54.225 18 1:51.854 17 1:51.981 17
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:51.960 6 1:50.399 4 1:49.980 7
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:52.614 12 1:50.461 6 1:50.000 8
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:55.501 19 1:54.065 19 1:54.262 18
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:53.799 17 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:52.158 7 1:51.117 13 1:50.599 13
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:51.324 2 1:49.687 2 1:48.984 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:52.421 8 1:51.037 12 1:50.552 11
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:52.511 10 1:51.250 14 1:50.179 9
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:56.086 20 1:54.253 20 1:56.162 19
Source: [6][7][8]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Q2[]

Q3[]

Qualifying Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1 1:48.908 2 1:48.024 1 1:47.197 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 2 1:48.923 1 1:47.955 2 1:47.655 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 4 1:49.026 9 1:49.044 3 1:48.537 3
4 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 8 1:49.353 7 1:48.981 4 1:48.561 9
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 3 1:49.006 4 1:48.792 5 1:48.599 4
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 13 1:49.664 8 1:49.042 6 1:48.639 5
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 7 1:49.688 5 1:48.806 7 1:48.685 6
8 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 12 1:49.568 6 1:48.956 8 1:48.754 7
9 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 6 1:49.264 3 1:48.761 9 1:48.825 8
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 5 1:49.109 10 1:49.065 10 1:49.771 10
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 10 1:49.499 11 1:49.121 11
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 9 1:49.469 12 1:49.228 12
13 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 11 1:49.523 13 1:49.586 13
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 7 1:49.288 14 No Time 16
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 15 1:49.831 15 No Time 18
16 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 16 1:49.952 14
17 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 18 1:50.978 19
18 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 18 1:51.420 20
19 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 20 1:52.948 15
20 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 19 1:53.099 17
107% time: 1:56.532

Grid[]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Valtteri Bottas
Sergio Pérez ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Daniel Ricciardo
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Pastor Maldonado
Sebastian Vettel ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Romain Grosjean
Carlos Sainz, Jr. ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Nico Hülkenberg
Daniil Kvyat ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Marcus Ericsson
Felipe Nasr ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Will Stevens
Kimi Räikkönen ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Roberto Merhi
Max Verstappen ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso ______________

Race[]

Report[]

Post-race[]

After Vettel's tyre failure, there began to be more concerns about Pirelli's tyres, which they said to the drivers on 4 September 2015 that they must not criticise their tyres in public.[9]

Results[]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 43 1:23:40.387 1 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 43 +2.058 2 18
3 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 43 +37.988 9 15
4 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 43 +45.692 12 12
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 43 +53.997 4 10
6 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 43 +55.283 6 8
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 43 +55.703 16 6
8 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 43 +56.706 18 4
9 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 43 +1:01.040 3 2
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 43 +1:31.234 13 1
11 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 43 +1:42.311 14
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 42 Tyre failure 8
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 42 + 1 Lap 20
14 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 42 + 1 Lap 19
15 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 42 + 1 Lap 17
16 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 42 + 1 Lap 15
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 32 Withdrew 10
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 19 Electrical 5
Ret 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 2 Engine 7
DNS 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes - Power Unit 11
Source: [10][11]

Milestones[]

Standings after race[]

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 227
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 199
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 160
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 82 ▲1
5 Brazil Felipe Massa 82 ▲1
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 79 ▼2
7 Russia Daniil Kvyat 57 ▲1
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 51 ▼1
9 France Romain Grosjean 38 ▲1
10 Netherlands Max Verstappen 26 ▲1
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 25 ▲2
12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 24 ▼3
13 Brazil Felipe Nasr 16 ▼1
14 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 12
15 Spain Fernando Alonso 11
16 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 9
17 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 7
18 United Kingdom Jenson Button 6
19 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0
20 Spain Roberto Merhi 0
Source: [12]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 426
2 Italy Ferrari 242
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 161
4 Austria Red Bull-Renault 108
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 50 ▲1
6 India Force India-Mercedes 49 ▼1
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 35
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 23
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 17
10 United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0
Source: [12]

Notes[]

  1. "2015 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/Belgium.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. "Pirelli opt for aggressive tyre choice for Italy". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 18 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/6/pirelli-opt-for-aggressive-tyre-choice-for-monza.html. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. "Raikkonen retains Ferrari F1 seat for 2016". Motorsport.com. 19 August 2015. http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/raikkonen-retains-ferrari-f1-seat-for-2016/?v=2&s=1. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  4. "In pictures - the best from Spa-Francorchamps". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 August 2015. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/8/in-pictures---the-best-from-spa-francorchamps.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. "More Friday outings for Palmer at Lotus". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/6/more-friday-outings-for-palmer-at-lotus.html. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. "2015 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 August 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-belgium-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. "2015 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 August 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-belgium-results/practice-2.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  8. "2015 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 August 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-belgium-results/practice-3.html. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  9. Barretto, Lawrence; Beer, Matt (4 September 2015). "F1 drivers told to stop public criticism of Pirelli tyres". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120630. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  10. "Belgian Grand Prix 2015 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 23 August 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-belgium-results/race.html. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  11. Collantine, Keith (23 August 2015). "2015 Belgian Grand Prix result". F1Fanatic. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2015/08/23/2015-belgian-grand-prix-result/. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Collantine, Keith (23 August 2015). "2015 Belgian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2015/08/23/2015-belgian-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
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