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Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead over Nico Rosberg in the Formula One world championship after romping to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is now 28 points clear of Rosberg Credit: PA Wire

Hamilton, starting from pole for the sixth consecutive race, made no mistake as he eased to the chequered flag in convincing fashion.

Rosberg, slow off the start-line, recovered to finish second with Romain Grosjean benefiting from Sebastian Vettel's late puncture to take the final spot on the podium.

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Hamilton in pole position for Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning pole position for the start of the Belgian Grand Prix Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth consecutive pole position ahead of the start of today's Belgian Grand Prix.

The world champion is hoping for his first victory at Spa-Francorchamps since 2010.

He is currently 21 points ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg in the championship and was almost half a second faster in qualifying.

Rosberg said he was disappointed to be starting second after dominating the track in practice.

Hamilton has warned there can be disadvantages to starting from pole at this venue and said the outcome of the race would be impossible to predict.

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Arsenal manager responds to Chelsea medical team saga: 'the rules are quite clear'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes football clubs are stronger when they demonstrate unity on the bench and on the field in the wake of friction at Chelsea.

Wenger has backed Chelsea's medical staff. Credit: PA

Wenger spoke to the media on Friday morning, ahead of Arsenal's Sunday trip to Crystal Palace.

When asked for his thoughts on the relationship between a manager and medical staff, Wenger said:

It is a problem inside the club that if you are not united it is more difficult. It is the trust and unity that makes the strength.

You know you speak about that story at Chelsea. First of all I have not followed that as you know I do not have great interest about what is going on at Chelsea.

Secondly the rules are quite clear that when the referee gives an indication that the medical (staff) can come on, they come on. After that what happens specifically in the situation I don't know, but the rules are quite clear. It is the referee who makes the decision.

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
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Chelsea manager prepares to tackle Carneiro questions

Jose Mourinho will today answer the critics for the first time since the controversy over Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro blew up.

Mourinho will be forced to face the media today. Credit: PA

The Blues' stuttering start to their Premier League title defence has paled in insignificance due to the incident towards the end of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Swansea.

Chelsea boss Mourinho was visibly infuriated to see head physiotherapist Jon Fearn and first-team doctor Carneiro run on to the field to give Eden Hazard treatment.

The Portuguese told the media afterwards that their "impulsive and naive" decision showed they did not "understand the game" and, since then, Press Association Sport has learned Carneiro's role at Chelsea is changing significantly.

While remaining as first-team doctor, she will no longer be involved in matches and training sessions - a situation Fearn is also reported to find himself in.

The move has led to widespread criticism, which Mourinho will face up to for the first time at 12.30pm on Friday as Chelsea have called a press conference to preview the trip to Manchester City.

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