Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa tip-toeing to the flag, Nick Heidfeld and Fernando Alonso passing car after car, Kimi Raikkonen crashing, Heikki Kovalainen stopping… just what was going on in those mad final laps at Spa?
Here’s my video and notes on how the final laps unfolded. Please add anything else you spotted that I might have missed because it was hard to keep up!:
Belgian Grand Prix – final three laps
Belgian Grand Prix – other highlights
Lap 42: With rain falling, Hamilton catches Raikkonen and tries to pass him at the chicane. Raikkonen pushes him off, Hamilton goes ahead and lets Raikkonen past.
Nick Heidfeld, Timo Glock, Nico Rosberg, David Coulthard, Kazuki Nakajima and Jenson Button all pit for wet tyres.
Lap 43: Kimi Raikkonen runs wide at Pouhon. Then Hamilton goes off avoiding a Williams at Fagnes and Raikkonen squeezes between the pair of them to take the lead.
Raikkonen spins at the exit of Fagnes, letting Hamilton past. Then Raikkonen crashes at the exit of Blanchimont.
Fernando Alonso pits for wet tyres.
Lap 44: Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa crawl home first and second. Meanwheil, Heidfeld leaps from eighth to third on the final lap, passing Sebastien Bourdais, Sebastian Vettel, and Robert Kubica. Alonso loses a place to Heidfeld in the pits, and Heikki Kovalainen stops on the straight before Pouhon.
Adrian Sutil doesn’t pit and moves into 13th by passing Button and Kazuki Nakajima.
What else did you spot on the final few laps? Post your spots below.