It was an all Mercedes podium for the Austrian Grand Prix, though not quite in the order that fans were hoping for. Nico Rosberg extended his championship starting from P3 on the grid to take the victory, ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Pole sitter, Felipe Massa missed out on a podium finish due to tyre strategy, finishing P4. At lights out, Massa had a clean getaway extending his lead on the rest of the field. Rosberg squeezed Bottas out for second, but the Williams getting the better line into turn 2 took his position back. Meanwhile from P9 on the grid, Hamilton stormed his in between Kvyat and Raikkonen, and then Ricciardo and Magnussen to challenge Alonso for P5 going into turn 2. It was a good start for Perez, making up four positions on the opening lap as the rest of the field raced their way around the Red Bull Ring for the first time.
… More to come
|Qualifying Pole||Felipe Massa (Williams-Mercedes)|
|Podium||Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)|
|Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Valtteri Bottas (Williams-Mercedes)|
|Fastest Lap||1:12.142 (Force India-Mercedes)|