Formula 1
Rosberg extends his lead
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Rosberg extends his lead

Nico Rosberg scored for Mercedes his third victory of the year at Spielberg, beating the Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, who claimed the first row in the qualifying on Saturday. Bottas eventually finished third behind Lewis Hamilton, claiming the first podium of his Formula One career, while Massa held on to fourth ahead of Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso.

Red Bull and Toro Rosso had a difficult day. Sebastian Vettel was in trouble with the loss of drive and had to retire. Both Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne joined him and they were the only three retirements of the race. Daniel Ricciardo finished eighth, after he overtook Nico Hulkenberg’s Force India on the last lap. As Jenson Button‘s late second stop in the McLaren dropped him to 11th, Kimi Raikkonen took the final point for Ferrari.

Rosberg’s victory opens his lead to 29 points over Hamilton, 165 to 136, with Ricciardo hanging on to third with 83 from Alonso on 79, Vettel on 60, Hulkenberg on 59 and Bottas on 55. In the constructors’ stakes, Mercedes have 301 points, Red Bull 143, Ferrari 98, Force India 87, Williams 85 and McLaren 72.


Austrian Grand Prix

1Nico RosbergMercedes711:27:54.976
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes711.9
3Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes718.1
4Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes7117.3
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari7118.5
6Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes7128.5
7Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes7132.0
8Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault7143.5
9Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes7144.1
10Kimi RäikkönenFerrari7147.7
11Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes7150.9
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault701 Lap
13Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari701 Lap
14Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault701 Lap
15Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari692 Laps
16Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault692 Laps
17Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari692 Laps
18Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault692 Laps
19Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari692 Laps
RetJean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault59Brakes
RetSebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault34Retired
RetDaniil KvyatSTR-Renault24Suspension

Formula 1 - Drivers' standings after round 8

1Nico RosbergMercedes165
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes136
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault83
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari79
5Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault60
6Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes59
7Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes55
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes43
9Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes30
10Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes29
11Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes28
12Kimi RäikkönenFerrari19
13Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault8
14Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault8
15Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault4
16Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari2

Formula 1 - Team standings after round 8

2Red Bull Racing-Renault143
4Force India-Mercedes87
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