Drivers steer into the first corner during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Drivers steer into the first corner during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix .
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads into the first corner during the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads into the first corner during the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line,
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line,
Pit crew work on the car of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane.
Pit crew work on the car of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates on the podium after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates on the podium after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates while raising his trophy on the podium.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates while raising his trophy on the podium.
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Drivers steer into the first corner during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Britain steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads into the first corner during the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line,
Pit crew work on the car of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates on the podium after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, jubilates while raising his trophy on the podium.

Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equaling 68th pole position with victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, trimming championship leader Sebastian Vettel's lead to seven points.

Hamilton clinched his fifth win of the season and 58th overall, having equaled Michael Schumacher's pole record.

Sebastian Vettel finished second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who ensures Red Bull get a spot on the podium. Hamilton got over the line 2.3secs ahead of Vettel in the end.

(Image Credits: AP)

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As he prepares for the 200th race of his distinguished Formula One career, three-time champion Lewis Hamilton feels hungrier than ever.

He has Michael Schumacher's pole position record of 68 within his grasp and championship leader Sebastian Vettel firmly in his sights. Heading into the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend he is 14 points behind Vettel in their hard-fought title race. Pole position on Saturday would tie Schumacher's mark.

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