Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the rain-shattered Belgian Grand Prix as he only completed a few laps behind the safety car at the drenched and dangerous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Heavy rain prevented any competitive race on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Verstappen said: “Now, in hindsight, it was imperative to get that pole position. Of course, it’s a shame not to get proper laps, but the conditions were very tricky.”

“At 3.30 pm, the conditions were decent, but the visibility was very low. I think if we’d started at 3 pm, we would have had a decent chance. Big credit to the fans for staying here all day.”