Austrian GP | Bottas covers Vettel to victory after possible jump start

Valtteri Bottas claims Austrian Grand Prix victory at the Red Bull Ring.

It may be the Red Bull Ring, but only Mercedes have tasted victory at the energy drink-owned circuit. With Valtteri Bottas continuing on from Hamilton and Rosberg in putting a Mercedes atop the podium, claiming his second Grand Prix win ahead of Vettel once more. Even launching off the line so quick he was investigated for a jump start.

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Austrian GP | Vettel blitzes FP3 as Hamilton suffers brake failure

Final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.

Friday may have belonged to Lewis Hamilton in terms of pace. But on the back of the FIA confirming Lewis will take a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, the three-time champion limped home at the end of final practice with a brake failure. Sending the Mercedes off track at Turn 3, moments after the Briton hampered the progress of the pace-setting Sebastian Vettel.

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Austrian GP | Hamilton again fastest, but from Vettel in FP2

Lewis Hamilton again sets the pace in Austrian Grand Prix practice.

As issues struck at Red Bull and Toro Rosso, Ferrari surged to snatch second with Sebastian Vettel. But the pace-setter remained Lewis Hamilton as he followed his opening practice flyer with the fastest afternoon lap, despite reports of a late power issue.

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Austrian GP | Hamilton leads Verstappen in Red Bull Ring FP1

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in opening practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

With a time already three-tenths faster than 2016’s best offering, Lewis Hamilton laid down the pace in opening practice. Bettering the efforts of the opening pace-setter, Max Verstappen, as plenty of drivers found themselves spinning at the Red Bull Ring.

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Austrian GP | Vettel’s Baku backlash or Hamilton’s justice?

Preview Round 9 of the Formula One championship, the Austrian Grand Prix.

 As the dust settles over the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Formula One hits back with the Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull’s owners home Grand Prix. But will Red Bull claim victory on home turf in Speilberg or can Vettel and Hamilton bounce back from their Baku bout to notch another win under their belts? 

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8 Things we learnt from the Austrian Grand Prix

Hamilton wins but team-orders may be on the cards at Mercedes. Here are eight things we learnt from the Austrian Grand Prix.

With Hamilton pushing hard to catch Rosberg after an alternative strategy left the German ahead of pole-sitter Lewis, a final lap crash between the Silver Arrows left team bosses fuming and pondering the prospect of team-orders. Mercedes staff, however, were pleased with the work carried out by their test driver – with Pascal Wehrlein scoring his, and Manor’s, first point of the season.
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Austrian GP | Hamilton takes the win as contact demotes Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, despite last lap contact with Nico Rosberg.

From pole position, Hamilton pulled away with the Austrian Grand Prix lead. But when Rosberg undertook him through the pit stops, the race fell into Nico’s hands after Vettel’s tyre exploded to bring out the safety car. But final lap defending from Rosberg saw Hamilton win and Nico limp home on a day Pascal Wehrlein scores Manor’s second ever point in Formula One.

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