Vettel had pole in his grasp before it was snatched away by Hamilton, nevertheless indicating that the Ferrari had sufficient pace to match the Mercs.
The Briton secured his 68th pole position to equal the legendary Michael Schumacher's feat, the Briton achieving the milestone in his 200th grand prix, 43 fewer than those it took for Schumacher to get to that mark.
But the emotional pause was short-lived, because on Sunday it quickly became obvious that Ferrari was out to trash Hamilton's flawless weekend.
But Hamilton's victory, his fifth of this see-saw campaign, came under threat with 14 laps remaining after veteran race official Charlie Whiting deployed a safety auto following a collision between Force India team-mates Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.
In ideal, if humid conditions, with an air temperature of 22 degrees and the track at 23, and in front of an estimated 125,000 crowd including an "orange army" of 80,000, Hamilton pulled away from his record-equalling 68th pole position to lead into La Source and resisted Vettel's attack at Eau Rouge.
The safety vehicle restart was fierce.
Mercedes rolled the dice with an early pit stop in an attempt to build a gap, but even this failed to shake the German who, if anything, moved only closer in spite of the strategic gamble.
The next few laps however were agonising for the former world champion as one by one, he was overtaken by younger drivers with better engine cars.
On the 30th lap, Perez and Ocon came into contact, when Ocon attempted to pass Perez on the run down to Eau Rouge.
The defensive masterstroke won him the race, but Hamilton was painfully aware how close Vettel had come to usurping him.
Simeone renovó con el Atlético hasta 2020
Lo anterior lo dio a conocer el Club a través de su página oficial de internet, indicando que Diego Simeone , el "Cholo" estará ligado a la organización hasta el30 de junio del 2020.
"Ferrari have had the most consistent season and while we've had a solid and well put together weekend here, it was only just enough to stay ahead".
"I know exactly what we need to do".
LEWIS HAMILTON yesterday predicted that his championship battle with Sebastian Vettel will go down to the final race of the season - but has warned that his rival may prove hard to beat. I'm very, very happy. "Following that, there are going to be some real hard races coming up and I don't know whether we are going to be able to keep the Ferrari behind".
Arriving at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit there were some questions about Ferrari's ability to tackle the high-speed fast-flowing circuit. "Because he won't the kind of power he has at Ferrari".
Llega de la Bundesliga y Tigres tiene la intención de comprarlo, sólo espera a que pase los exámenes médicos para hacerlo oficial. Vásquez proviene de los Patriotas de Boyacá y juega como volante central.
Subrayaron que estos flujos de inversión se han visto fortalecidos por la instalación, en 2014, del Fondo Binacional México-China. Es, además, el sexto inversionista en México de la región Asia-Pacífico y trigésimo segundo en el mundo.
El PIB de Chile creció un 0,5 % interanual en el primer semestre de este año, tras expandirse un 0,9 % en el segundo trimestre. La cifra supera con holgura las proyecciones de los expertos que esperaban una variación promedio de 2 ,3%.
Los dirigentes de la oposición van a estar exponiendo la " grave crisis " por la que atraviesa el país desde hace algunos meses. Luego de París, la delegación venezolana que encabeza Borges continuará su gira por España , Alemania y el Reino Unido .
Los duques de Cambridge esperan su tercer bebé
El anuncio se hizo a través de un comunicado publicado en la cuenta oficial de Twitter del Palacio de Kensington . El príncipe Guillermo de Inglaterra y su esposa Catalina esperan a su tercer hijo, anunció el lunes su oficina.