Rosberg wins back-to-back in Austria

Nico Rosberg goes 2/2 since the return of the Red Bull Ring, wins in Spielberg ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Williams’s Felipe Massa.

"It’s an awesome feeling to win here. I was happy with the car - it worked perfectly" said a very happy Rosberg on the podium, as he reduced Hamilton's title advantage to just 10 points.

Rosberg took the lead from Hamilton since lights out, and held off his team-mate’s attack through the first lap until the Safety car was deployed: it was a big crash that left Alonso’s car above Raikkonen’s. Both drivers were okay.

We then learned of yet another retirement in Will Stevens, parked at the side of the track.

The race restarted on lap 7, with no changes up front, and quickly it was Jenson Button who retired with a bad sounding engine - making it a double McLaren DNF.

Le Mans winner Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas gave the fans some good fighting, and then it was Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen who stepped in, with some nice wheel-to-wheel action.

Even more penalties kicked in - the latest one being a 5-second stop and go for Carlos Sainz, who would have to eventually retire after a rear wheel issue, joined by Romain Grosjean after losing gears.

The last penalty would be to Hamilton for crossing the line at the pit exit, a 5-second time penalty that was added to his race time, and didn't help in the fight against Rosberg, though Lewis didn't find an answer today on track.

Onto the final part of the race, the top-two were secured, but P3 was up for grabs with Sebastian Vettel looming in behind Felipe Massa, but it would be the Brazilian who held on - as his son Felipinho predicted all along.


1. Nico Rosberg — Winner
2. Lewis Hamilton — +8.800s
3. Felipe Massa — +17.573s
4. Sebastian Vettel — +18.181s
5. Valtteri Bottas — +53.604s
6. Nico Hulkenberg — +64.075s
7. Pastor Maldonado — +1 lap
8. Max Verstappen — +1 lap
9. Sergio Perez — +1 lap
10. Daniel Ricciardo — +1 lap