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Formula One: Feuding Rosberg and Hamilton clash again but Ricciardo wins Belgian GP

Published on Aug 24, 2014 9:44 PM
Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates in the parc ferme at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa on Aug 24, 2014, after the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix. Australian Daniel Ricciardo claimed his third race victory of the season when he won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

Spa, Belgium (AFP) - Nico Rosberg rode his luck to open up a clear 29-points championship advantage over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday when he finished second behind triumphant Australian Daniel Ricciardo in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo, of Red Bull, won with a bold and well-judged drive in an intriguing and dramatic race that saw Hamilton lead from the start, but suffer a second-lap puncture following a collision with Rosberg.

Finland's Valtteri Bottas in a Williams took the final spot on the podium from compatriot Kimi Raikkonen, whose fourth place was the Ferrari driver's best of the season.

The damage wrecked Hamilton's race and may have ruined his title bid with seven of this year's 19 races remaining.

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