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Hamilton takes win at Spa, pending investigation - Lewis takes victory at a race that was dominated by Räikkönen

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Today is the 7th September 2008, and this is F1Minute.

The story of Spa is one of the first lap and the last lap. As the lights went out, Räikkönen had a great start and jumped into second behind Hamilton. Kovalainen had a poor start and dropped from third to 13th. Räikkönen managed to overtake Hamilton and dominated the race from there.

There were only two retirements during the race, Piquet spun out and crashed into the barriers, and Barrichello pulled into the pits with a gearbox problem.

As the last laps got underway, it began to rain, and Hamilton had closed up the gap to the Ferrari considerably. The pair were battling corner to corner, one second Lewis was in front, the next it was Kimi, until ultimately, Räikkönen spun in the wet and hit the wall. Hamilton and Massa crawled round the last lap in the wet on the wrong tyres and McLaren got the victory.

It has been reported that the stewards are investigating an incident between the pair where Lewis had to give a place back to Kimi, but as yet, we don’t know.

Therefore, I will be back later with another F1Minute.