Formula One: Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Rosberg

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) leads during the 2015 Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps race track near Francorchamps, Belgium on Aug 23, 2015.
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) leads during the 2015 Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps race track near Francorchamps, Belgium on Aug 23, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) - World champion Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the overall Formula One standings with his sixth win of the season on Sunday, taking the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

The 30-year-old Briton, whose previous win in Belgium was in 2010 when with McLaren, came home clear of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean took third in a Lotus for his 10th career podium finish but first since the US Grand Prix in 2013.

Ferrari failed to fire on their 900th race with Sebastian Vettel seeing his chances of a podium finish disappear when his tyre blew on the penultimate lap.