After taking his debut 2013 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, much of the summer break had been spent predicting who would be on top in Belgium. Hamilton's name was top of that list, but despite clinching pole position on Saturday he just couldn't keep up with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, finishing in third place.
Hamilton had a clean start from pole but lost out to Vettel on the run down the Kemmel Straight. He continued to drop away from the German and fell into the clutches of Alonso. The Spaniard swiftly displaced him with a little help from DRS and the Brit was left pushing hard to maintain his podium position.
The 28-year-old admitted that he pushed the car to the limit...
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