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2014-06-22 15:34

VICTORY FOR MERCEDES: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claims his third win of the 2014 season with a fantastic victory at the 2014 Austrian GP. Image: AP/Darko Vojinovic

SPIELBERG, Austria - Mercedes' Nico Rosberg led a one-two victory to earn his third and Mercedes' seventh win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP.

Rosberg finished 1.9 seconds ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton in a closely fought battle at the Red Bull Ring. Despite starting in ninth, Mercedes' Hamilton had an amazing start to the race, leaping to fourth place by lap two.

The season's eighth race saw Mercedes extend their lead in the Constructors' standings to 301 points, with Red Bull trailing in a distant second place with 143 points.


Rosberg, who has never finished off the podium in 2014, grabs a 29-point lead over Hamilton in the fierce internal Mercedes battle.

Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, who had started on the front row, finished third and fourth respectively. Bottas earned his Formula 1 podium. The Williams' duo held on to the front row but were overtaken in short order by dominant Mercedes.


Sebastian Vettel had a poor start at Red Bull's home circuit. The defending champion suffered throttle issues from the first lap and lagged throughout. On lap 36, Vettel was told to retire from the race.

Torro Rosso's Danil Kvyat ran wide of the track on lap 26 and shredded his rear-right tyre. He radioed that he had "no brakes", ending his race. By lap 61, Torro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was forced to retire due to a similar brake issue.

More to follow...

Results from the 2014 Austrian at the Red Bull Ring:

1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:27:54.976
2 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes +00:01.932
3 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 00:08.172
4 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams00:17.358
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:18.553
6 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 00:28.546
7 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 00:32.031
8 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 00:43.522
9 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India 00:44.137
10 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 00:47.777
11 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 00:50.966
12 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus  1 lap
 13 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber 1 lap
14 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus  1 lap
15 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 2 laps
16 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham  2 laps
17 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 2 laps
18 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham  2 laps
19 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 2 laps
Retired - Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso  12 laps
Retired - Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull  37 laps
Retired - Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso  47 laps
Fastest Lap: Sergio Perez - 1min12.142, lap 59

Drivers’ and Constructors’ championship
Drivers’ standings:
1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 165
2 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 136
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 83
4 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 79
5 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 60
6 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 59
7 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 55
8 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 43
9 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 30
10 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 29
11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 28
12 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 19
13 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 8
14 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 8
15 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso 4
16 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 2
17 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber 0
18 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham 0
19 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 0
21 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham 0

Constructors’ points
1 Mercedes 301
2 Red Bull 143
3 Ferrari 98
4 Force India 87
5 Williams 85
6 McLaren 72
7 Toro Rosso 12
8 Lotus 8
9 Marussia   2
10 Sauber  0
11 Caterham  0

Third practice
Second practice
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