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Belgian Grand Prix 2021

Belgian GP red-flagged after two laps due to ongoing rain

The Belgian Grand Prix has, once again, been suspended as a result of the continuing heavy rain at Spa-Francorchamps.

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The Belgian Grand Prix has been suspended under a red flag once again, due to the ongoing rain and poor visibility at Spa-Francorchamps.

At 18:17 local time, with the race timer on 60 minutes, the drivers filed out of the pit lane on full Wet tyres behind the Safety Car to evaluate conditions, three hours and 17 minutes after the originally scheduled start time.

However, conditions, if anything, were even worse than earlier in the day, and, after just two laps behind the Safety Car, Race Control showed the red flags again to call a halt to the race.

As it stands, the drivers have now completed sufficient distance for the race to be viewed as started. This means that the race can have a classified order, although half points will be awarded due to not reaching the mandatory 75% race distance for full points.

Max Verstappen is therefore set to be declared the winner for Red Bull, with George Russell second for Williams and Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes, if Race Control decides the race will not resume.

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