RACE DEBRIEF

    Lewis Hamilton takes another Schumacher record, Kimi Raikkonen is the best ‘Ferrari’ finisher, and Daniel Ricciardo’s fastest lap helps make it a very special day for Renault. Here’s your top trivia from Sunday’s Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps…

    • Until today, Spa was the only circuit on which Lewis Hamilton had more retirements (4) than wins (now also 4).

    • Hamilton finished in the points for a 40th consecutive race.

    READ MORE: Hamilton takes masterful fourth win at Spa from Bottas as Ferrari finish out of the points

    • Hamilton today surpassed Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 24,244km in the lead of Grands Prix today. He still trails Schumacher in terms of laps led.

    • Mercedes led a lap for the 30th consecutive race, the 2nd-longest streak of all time behind Williams' 31 in 1995-97.

    • Valtteri Bottas – 31 years old on Friday – secured his best-ever finish at Spa (his previous best was 3rd in 2014 and 2019).

    • It was Mercedes’ 3rd 1-2 finish at Spa, following Fangio/Moss in 1955 and Hamilton/Rosberg in 2015.

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    He was soundly beaten, but it was still Bottas's best-ever Spa result

    • Max Verstappen today tied his best career run of 6 consecutive podium finishes.

    READ MORE: Belgian GP ‘not enjoyable’ says Verstappen after ‘lonely’ run to P3

    • Daniel Ricciardo has now finished 4th twice in the last 4 races, though a podium still eludes Renault – their last was Malaysia 2011.

    • Ricciardo gave Renault the fastest lap in a Grand Prix for the first time since Robert Kubica in Canada in 2010.

    READ MORE: Ricciardo buzzing after ‘big’ final lap gives him extra point to go with fourth place

    • With Ricciardo’s team mate Esteban Ocon 5th, Renault scored 23 points today, their most in any race ever as a constructor.

    • Ocon’s P5 tied his career-best results from Spain 2017 and Mexico 2017.

    • Lando Norris was 7th for McLaren on what would have been team founder Bruce McLaren's 83rd birthday.

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    Ferrari finished behind customer team Alfa Romeo and their former champion Raikkonen

    • Pierre Gasly’s P8 for AlphaTauri means he has never finished lower than 9th in his 3 Belgian GP starts.

    • Racing Point finished 9th and 10th – surprisingly, given their recent good form, a worse Spa result than they scored in 2019 (6th and 10th) or 2018 (5th and 6th).

    • Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo was the top Ferrari-powered finisher in what was the 1,000th world championship F1 event for Ferrari engines.

    • Team mate Antonio Giovinazzi has now had heavy crashes in the middle sector at Spa in the last 2 Belgian Grands Prix.

    READ MORE: 'I was pushing too much' – Giovinazzi explains second big Spa crash in two years