Drama in Belgium as Rosberg wins

The race was filled with drama as Sebastian Vettel collided with his own teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

FILE: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg. Picture: Formula 1 ‏@F1.

JOHANNESBURG - Nico Rosberg reignited his challenge for the drivers' world championship after winning the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The race was filled with drama as four time world champion Sebastian Vettel collided with his own team mate Kimi Raikkonen on the very first corner. He later recovered to finished sixth ahead of Fernando Alonso.

That wasn't the only incident as the race was stopped in the early stages when Kevin Magnussen suffered a heavy crash.

The Dane walked away from his Renault with nothing more than an injured ankle. Lewis Hamilton put on a driving spectacle to finish third after starting from the back of the grid.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished second in his Red Bull, but it was Rosberg who controlled the race from start to finish to take his first ever Belgian Grand Prix and his sixth win of the season.

Hamilton still leads the driver's championship on 232 points with Rosberg closely behind on 223 points.