Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead over Nico Rosberg in the Formula One world championship after romping to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix.
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.
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.
Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.
Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.
Lewis Hamilton has won his second Formula 1 world title, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton is preparing for a Formula 1 title showdown with longtime rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, in Abu Dhabi this afternoon.
Although Rosberg is currently in pole position, Hamilton will only have to come second to secure the title.
The 29-year-old, who is originally from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, is currently 17 points clear of the German and could be set to win his second drivers' title.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has revealed her on-off relationship with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is back on track.
She and the champion driver from Stevenage have reportedly suffered a number of splits since they started dating in 2007, but things appear to have been running smoothly in recent months.
She told The Sun on Sunday's Fabulous magazine: "Uh huh, he's a lucky guy! Yeah, things are good. We just had a nice little holiday in California. It's a great place to break out of your shell."
Scherzinger is due to make her West End debut in a revival of the hit musical Cats in December.
She will take on the role of Grizabella in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production which will begin a limited run at the London Palladium
Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton finished ninth in the final race of the season in Brazil today.
His poor position came after he was penalised for making contact with William's driver Valtteri Bottas - an incident that resulted in tyre failures for both of them.
The result means Hamilton ends the season fourth in the driver's championship.
Hertfordshire's Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix from ninth on the grid.
The 2008 world champion from Stevenage was fourth fastest in qualifying, but was handed a five place grid penalty for changing his gearbox in this morning's practice session.
Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starts from pole position ahead of reigning world champion Sebastien Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton secured his second successive podium finish after coming third in the Chinese Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver had started the race in pole position, but eventually lost out to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen.