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2018-08-27 20:30

Robin Classen

Image: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel came out tops in a crash-marred Belgian grand prix, while the dramatic crash on the first lap involving Fernando Alonso's car going airborne is a topic of discussion.

The win was Vettel's fifth this season, equalling Hamilton's tally, and the 52nd of his career, surpassing the 51 of four-time world champion Alain Prost. Although there was an incident on the very first lap..

Alonso goes flying

A crash on the very first lap resulted in Nico Hulkenberg, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Charles Leclerc not being able to finish the race. Luckily none of the drivers were injured.

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Fernando Alonso's McLaren was sent spiralling airborne over the halo-fitted cockpit of Charles Leclerc's Sauber.

The tussle for the top between Vettel and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton seems to be hotting up as Hamilton's lead at the top was trimmed by 7 points from 24 to 17 points as they prepare for this weekend's Italian grand prix.

Check out some of the top moments of this weekend at Spa:

1. Fernando Alonso goes flying

It was an afternoon to forget for the retiring Fernando Alonso as a first lap crash put an abrupt end to his race as well as 4 rivals s including Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

Video shows his McLaren in the air after coming into contact and then taking flight.

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