F1: Grosjean and Magnussen earn another double-points finish

Romain Grosjean leads Kevin Magnussen during Sunday's Belgium Grand Prix NNL-180827-093936002
Romain Grosjean leads Kevin Magnussen during Sunday's Belgium Grand Prix NNL-180827-093936002

Haas F1 Team earned a double-points result for the second race running and the third time this season in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 13th round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the race to score his 52nd career Formula One victory. Vettel’s margin of victory over second-placed Lewis Hamilton was an impressive 11.061 seconds.

The one-two finish between the title protagonists tightened their championship battle, with Vettel cutting seven points from Hamilton’s lead. The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver came into the Belgian Grand Prix with a 24-point advantage on Vettel and left with a 17-point margin.

Brackley team-mate Valterri Bottas had to start from the back of the grid but managed to finish fourth. Renault Sport’s Carlos Sainz finished just outside the points in 11th while Enstone team-mate Nico Hülkenberg failed to finish after also having to start from the back.

The ten points from the collective result of Grosjean and Magnussen at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps saw Haas consolidate fifth place in the constructors’ ranks. The Banbury team now has 76 points and trails fourth-place Renault by just six points with a 24-point advantage over sixth-place McLaren.