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autoviva2015-06-22 11:40:36

Rosberg beats Hamilton in Austria

German shortened the gap to his teammate in the championship standings


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Nico Rosberg was the clear winner of the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring and managed to cut to only 10 points the lead of his MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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teammate Lewis Hamilto.

The German who stole the first place to Hamilton, in pole position, right at the start held up in the lead to grant his third win of the season despite the small vibration problems in the tires in the final stage of the race.

Even with a five-second penalty he received at the end of the race for having crossed the white line at the exit of the pits, Hamilton managed to finish in second place ahead of Felipe Massa of WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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, who achieved his first podium of the season. The Brazilian benefitted from a delay from Sebastian Vettel in the pits who had to settle for fourth place.

The first lap was imediately brought in the safety car after Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen made contact and ended up hitting the side barriers, putting both drivers out of the race. Alonso also went to the medical center as a precaution. McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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had yet again a very negative weekend, as a few laps later it was the turn of Button to retire for the second consecutive race.

In the fight for fifth place it was Valteri Bottas who got the better of Force India's Nico HulkenbergForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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. Pastor Maldonado scored yet again for LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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with a seventh place, after stealing the position to Max Verstappen on the penultimate lap of the race.

Sergio Perez returned to the points since the inaugural race in Australia by finishing in ninth place in Austria. Daniel Ricciardo still managed to give a little joy to Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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, running at home, grabbing a point by crossing the finish line in tenth place.

Now check the Drivers' and Manufacturers' standings.

Results Austrian Grand Prix
Pos. Driver Country Team Time Points
1 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 1:30:16.930 25
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes +8.800s 18
3 Felipe Massa BRA Williams +17.573s 15
4 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +18.181s 12
5 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams +53.604s 10
6 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India +64.075s 8
7 Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus +1 lap 6
8 Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso +1 lap 4
9 Sergio Perez MEX Force India +1 lap 2
10 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull +1 lap 1
11 Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber +1 lap 0
12 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull +1 lap 0
13 Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber +2 laps 0
14 Roberto Merhi ESP Marussia +3 laps 0
RT Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus DNF 0
RT Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso DNF 0
RT Jenson Button GBR McLaren DNF 0
RT Will Stevens GBR Marussia DNF 0
RT Kimi Räikkönen FIN Ferrari DNF 0
RT Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren DNF 0



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