Verstappen blew away the opposition in qualifying, and was 0.800s ahead of Leclerc’s Ferrari, but will start in sixth after replacing the gearbox on his Red Bull.
The sister Red Bull of Sergio Perez has therefore been moved to second on the grid, just ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes who starts third.
McLaren’s resurgence continued as Oscar Piastri starts fifth and Lando Norris in seventh, with the Australian also coming off the back of a second place finish in Saturday’s F1 Sprint.
Kevin Magnussen in the Haas was given a three-place grid drop after impeding Leclerc during qualifying.
2023 Belgian GP starting grid
- Verstappen – 5 place grid penalty – replacement gearbox
- Magnussen – 3 place grid penalty – impeding another driver
- Hulkenberg – Starts from the pit lane