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() Charles Leclerc wins first ever Formula One race ahead of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in Belgian Grand Prix...while Max Verstappen crashes out after only the first lap in race that left poignant tribute to Anthoine Hubert Ferrari's Charles Leclerc secured his first ever Formula One race victory after strong performance in Spa  Max Verstappen crashed out of the race in the opening lap as the Red Bull driver veered off the race track Lewis Hamilton was unable to catch Leclerc despite putting pressure on the 21-year-old late on Sebastian Vettel endured a sluggish race after falling from second position to fourth place   The drivers came together to pay tribute to Anthoine Hubert who died yesterday during a Formula 2 race Hamilton remains ahead in the overall drivers' standings with eight races remaining this season 

By Jonathan McEvoy for the Daily Mail

Published: 15:38 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 15:39 BST, 1 September 2019

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Charles Leclerc won his first ever Formula One race this afternoon after an assured performance in Belgium saw the 21-year-old hold off competition from Lewis Hamilton to secure victory. 

The Ferrari driver began the race in pole position after a strong qualifying performance left the Frenchman at the top of the grid in a race which began by paying tribute to Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert who died

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