Lewis Hamilton increased his F1 world championship lead by another seven points after the Belgian Grand Prix, describing his lights-to-flag win as 'a dream'.

Starting from a tenth pole position of the season - which clinched the qualifying trophy with eight rounds to run - Hamilton made a good getaway and, having resisted an eager Sergio Perez into Les Combes on lap one, was never troubled again. Even when Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg seemingly halved the gap between them under the virtual safety car mid-race, Hamilton was able to respond by upping his pace on the restart and it was only caution at the end of the race that allowed the German to close back in by the flag.

"For me, it was just an amazing weekend again," the reigning world champion admitted, "It was an incredible job by the team through the pit-stops, throughout the whole weekend, the guys back at the factory... Today was a dream - the car was fantastic the whole weekend."

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Although perturbed at the time, Hamilton skirted around the VSC period as he reflected on the race.

"Nico obviously had good pace, but I was able to answer most of the time," he commented, "I was fairly relaxed out the front, but the car was feeling great. It was really about looking after the tyres, particularly at the end when I saw that a tyre had blown on one of the other cars.

"I was being very cautious the last two laps, and Nico was allowed to close the gap, but I felt really under control the whole way and had good assistance from the team. I felt 100% all weekend!"