Massa wins at Belgium after Hamilton is penalised

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Ferrari’s Felipe Massa has been declared the winner of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren’ Lewis Hamilton was handed a 25-second time penalty following the race. Hamilton drops to third as a result, with BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld moving up to second place.

Hamilton was penalised after stewards decided he had gained an advantage by cutting the final chicane in his late-race battle with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

The decision means that rather than extending his championship lead over Massa, Hamilton now sees it cut, with the Brazilian trailing the Briton by just two points, 76 to 74, with five races remaining.

Read on for race results from F1.com

2008 FORMULA 1 ING BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 44 1:22:59.394 2 10
2 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 44 +9.3 secs 5 8
3 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 44 +10.5 secs 1 6
4 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 44 +14.4 secs 6 5
5 15 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 44 +14.5 secs 10 4
6 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 44 +15.0 secs 8 3
7 14 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 44 +16.7 secs 9 2
8 10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 44 +42.7 secs 7 1
9 12 Timo Glock Toyota 44 +67.0 secs 13
10 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 43 +1 Lap 3
11 9 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 43 +1 Lap 14
12 7 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 43 +1 Lap 15
13 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 43 +1 Lap 18
14 8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 43 +1 Lap 19
15 16 Jenson Button Honda 43 +1 Lap 17
16 11 Jarno Trulli Toyota 43 +1 Lap 11
17 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 43 +1 Lap 20
18 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 42 Accident 4
Ret 17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 19 Gearbox 16
Ret 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 13 Accident 12
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