After the news that Lewis Hamilton has been handed a 25 second penalty for his battle with Kimi Raikkonen in the final stages of the Belgian Grand Prix, this obviously effects the final outcome of the race. The added 25 seconds puts Hamilton back to third, and promotes Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld up the order to first and second respectively. In terms of championships, Massa is now closer to Hamilton in the title fight (just 2 points separates them), and Raikkonen isn’t as far behind as he previously was.
Belgium 2008: Race Results
|1.||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||10 Points|
|2.||Nick Heidfeld||BMW||8 Points|
|3.||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||6 Points|
|4.||Fernando Alonso||Renault||5 Points|
|5.||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Toro Rosso||4 Points|
|6.||Robert Kubica||BMW||3 Points|
|7.||Sebastien Bourdais||Scuderia Toro Rosso||2 Points|
|8.||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1 Point|
|11.||David Coulthard||Red Bull Racing|
|13.||Adrian Sutil||Force India|
|17.||Giancarlo Fisichella||Force India|
|20.||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Renault||Retired|
Timo Glock was also handed a 25s penalty for passing under yellow flags. His openalty was given after the race and pushed him out of eighth place. Mark Webber has been promoted into the points-paying position.