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03 Jul 15:41 Rosberg under investigation for causing a crash and failing to stop with a damaged car.
03 Jul 15:39 Hamilton being booed as he takes to the podium for his very first win in Austria.
03 Jul 15:36 Verstappen asks Hamilron what happened... He says Nico made a mistake on T1.
03 Jul 15:31 The merc boys make contact!! Rosberg struggling. Lewis takes the dramatic win!! 2nd to Max Verstappen!
03 Jul 15:30 Rosberg goes on to his finl lap!
03 Jul 15:29 2 laps to go, can Rosberg hang on? 
03 Jul 15:27 Can Hamilton still make a move for P1? A tenth of a second between them!
03 Jul 15:21 Hamilton back in p2. 9 LAPs to go.
03 Jul 15:19 Rosberg retakes the lead after Verstappen briefly had P1. Hamilton now needs to deal with him quickly! What's going on? Hamilton seems to be struggling?
03 Jul 15:18 I can't look!!
03 Jul 15:15 Kimi takes P4 from Ricciardo.
03 Jul 15:13 Rosberg in and out... and he's still in front of Hamilton! Will he take another win today? Could that lil error in Hamilton's pitstop cost the Brit the race?
03 Jul 15:11 Hamilton comes in to make a pitstop!!!
03 Jul 15:01 Some bodywork broken on Roberg's car. T9 to blame?
03 Jul 14:58 Vettel quite annoyed with his tyre failure during his off track interview. Clearly unhappy.
03 Jul 14:43 So is the Austrian GP between the Mercedes' duo now?
03 Jul 14:42 Some of Vettel's debris wrapped around Rosberg's front suspension.
03 Jul 14:41 Lap 30/71. Another opportunity lost for Ferrari today?
03 Jul 14:41 Lapped cars may now overtake.
03 Jul 14:38 Rosberg leading behind safety car, with Hamilton behind him. Rosbeg due another pit stop though.
03 Jul 14:38 Rosberg asking team to check his tyres pressures as he went over Vettel's debris.
03 Jul 14:35 Tyre failure on the left rear. Safety car is out on track!
03 Jul 14:34 Vettel crashes out!
03 Jul 14:34 Vettel crashes out!
03 Jul 14:32 Not a very exciting race so far.
03 Jul 14:30 Kimi pits and he's out behind Ricciardo on fresh tyres in P6.
03 Jul 14:29 Rosberg overtakes Hamilton as he comes out the pits.
03 Jul 14:22 2.6 sec stationary for Ricciardo in the pits.
03 Jul 14:20 That's was a bit too close Sainz!
03 Jul 14:16 Rosberg back in P14 with soft tyres. Ricciardo told to push now, going to box soon.
03 Jul 14:16 Pascal Wehrlien in P7. 
15:37 Join us a again next week for the British Grand Prix!
15:35 Whew! What a race! A fiery final lap battle between Rosberg and Hamilton.
FINAL LAP Rosberg limps home to P4!
FINAL LAP Verstappen and Raikkonen go ahead of Rosberg! Hamilton wins the Austrian Grand Prix!
FINAL LAP Hamilton and Rosberg collide!
Lap 70 Hamilton refuses to take Rosberg yet, should be soon though! Only two laps left!
Lap 69 Rosberg struggling for grip! Hamilton has to overtake now!
Lap 68 Hamilton sets fastest lap! Rosberg looking in his mirrors now.
Lap 67 Five laps to go and Raikkonen is eyeing Verstappen, three seconds behind!
Lp 66 Alonso and Hulkenberg are also out!
Lap 65 Massa out! The Brazilians gets pushed back into his garage.
Lap 64 All to play for now! Hamilton and Rosberg will have another run at each other. Rosberg on the softer tyre though.
Lap 63 Hamilton passes Verstappen!
Lap 62 What a race from Verstappen though, this kid is special no doubt.
Lap 61 Verstappen refusing to give up his spot! Rosberg eventually passes him though! Hamilton next up to take the Dutchman.
Lap 60 Rosberg and Hamilto closing in on Verstappen now.
Lap 59 Verstappen is fighting for his life here trying to keep his P1! What a turn of events!
Lap 58 Raikkonen finally overtakes Ricciardo after hounding him for a good number of laps.
Lap 57 Hamilton asks team why Rosberg is on a softer tyre than him....
Lap 57 Verstappen in P1, Rosberg in P2 and Hamilton in P3.
Lap 57 Verstappen in lead and has done 40 laps on his tyres!
Lap 56 Rosberg in the pits now as well and puts on supersofts!
Lap 55 Hamilton ran wide on his new pair of tyres!
Lap 55 Hamilton goes on softs for another stint! Is it the right choice?
Lap 54 Hamilton told to close the gap on Rosberg. He's obviously been trying that though!
Lap 53 Raikkonen is about to pass Ricciardo, only a matter of time.
Lap 52 Williams proving that they are the master of the pits with another quick stop for their Finnish driver!
Lap 52 Palmer running in 13th, surprisingly.
Lap 51 Hulkenberg reporting a problem and goes into the pits!
Lap 50 Verstappen slowly falling further behind Hamilton, as long as he keeps ahead of Ricciardo for that podium then he consider this a good race day!
Lap 49 Button keeping Bottas honest here! Pushing him very hard!
Lap 48 Something loose on Rosberg's car! Hmmmm...
Lap 47 Down in third, Verstappen is 10 second behind Hamilton and is well clear of Ricciardo.
Lap 46 Whose tyres will give in first, Hamilton or Rosberg?
Lap 45 Hamilton opening up his DRS to get close enough to Rosberg.
Lap 44 Rosberg goes wide! Avoids the yellow kerbs though.
Lap 43 Vettel very upset after that explosion. Not a happy German!
Lap 42 Grosjean completes an elegant overtake on Nasr, too easy, Massa lining up his countryman next.
Lap 41 Gap between Rosberg and Hamilton now 1:780, can the Brit take his teammate?
Lap 40 Red Bull reporting to Ricciardo that there may be light drops of rain in Turn 2.
Lap 39 Button in P7 now. He completes a sexy overtake on Felipe Nasr. Imagine the Sauber finishing in the points?
Lap 38 Grosjean in contention to finish in the points again.
Lap 37 Rosberg tipped not to make another stop today, could all the way on these pair of slicks.
Lap 36 Mercedes look to be pulling away now from the two Red Bulls.
Lap 36 Hullkenberg hit with a five second penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
Lap 35 Raikkonen will be disappointed with his P5.
Lap 34 Sainz locks up but still manages an overtake on Palmer.
Lap 33 Battle for third will probably contested between Ricciardo, Verstappen and Raikkonen.
Lap 32 Hulkenberg and Grosjean being investigated for speeding in the pit lane.
Lap 32 Verstappen had a look at Hamilton there for a moment!
Lap 31 Rosberg vs Hamilton! We're in for a humdinger!
Lap 31 Safety car will pull in on this lap.
Lap 30 Hold on! They're all being taken through the pits to avoid the debris. Which is why they are registering so many pits.
Lap 29 The top six all get another chance to pit! Convenient.
Lap 28 Ferrari's are all on Raikkonen now. The debris still being cleaned off the track.
Lap 27 Vettel apologises. Safety car sill out now.
Lap 27 Safety car out now!
Lap 26 Vettel's tyre blows! They might have went too far on those sets! Right rear blows!
Lap 26 Rosberg is about to overtake Vettel.
Lap 25 Hulkenberg in the pits again.
Lap 24 Perez and Hulkenberg running side by side now! What went wrong with Hulkenberg?
:Lap 23 Vettel yet to come in! What's Ferrari thinking? Rosberg should catch him soon.
Lap 23 Raikkonen comes in now and puts on softs!
Lap 22 Bit of a delayed stop there for Hamilton, didn't really affect him though.
Lap 22 Hamilton puts on softs as well!
Lap 22 Hamilton in the pits now. Expect Ferrari to join them.
Lap 21 Rosberg doing almost a second faster on softs than Hamilton, the Brit however as yet to make a stop.
Lap 20 Five drivers involved in the battle for P8! Bottas, Hulkenberg and Button all involved.
Lap 19 Button takes Gutierrez and makes the move stick for P9.
Lap 18 Button all the way down in P10 after starting in P3.
Lap 17 Who will make the first move and react to the weather?
Lap 17 The rain comes down now!
Lap 16 Rosberg and Verstappen both eat Grosjean, the Frenchman looked like he gave it away though.
Lap 15 Battle for fifth, Rosberg and Verstappen to battle for Grosjean's position!
Lap 15 Perez and Sainz almost collide!
Lap 15 Ricciardo pulls into the pits now,. Good clean stop and gets rid of his supersofts.
Lap 14 Rosberg now in P7.
Lap 13 Wehrlein reporting light rain on the radio.
Lap 13 Massa in the pits now, but puts on used softs.
Lap 13 A lot of drivers opting for the softs, Going for the longer stints presumably.
Lap 12 Wehrlein in P6 now!
Lap 12 Hamilton still in P1, looking very comfortable.
Lap 11 Ricciardo told to push, pitstop expected soon for the Aussie.
Lap 10 Wehrlein now in P7 following all those stops. Rosberg goes on softs! The hardest compound available. Comes out in P15.
Lap 10 Flurry of pit stops now, ultras wearing off after 10 laps.
Lap 10 Hulkenberg and Button retreat to the pits! supersofts the choice for them.
Lap 9 Wheel to wheel there with Verstappen and Button! The Dutchman takes him on the inside though.
Lap 8 Rosberg takes Button now! Rosberg running in P3.
Lap 7 Hamilton sets the new fastest lap with a time in the 1:11's
Lap 7 Raikkonen in P2 now after he overtakes Button, good little stint from the Brit at the top end.
Lap 6 Vettel takes Ricciardo and Hulkenberg!
Lap 5 Rosberg overtakes his fellow German Hulkenberg! Rosberg in P4 now, Verstappen looking to take Hulkenberg now for P5.
Lap 5 Rosberg sets fastest lap. The Championship leader in P5 now. Eating up the grid one by one.
Lap 4 Raikkonen lining up Button for an overtake here, should complete it soon.
Lap 4 Kvyat out! That's his race done for the day.
Lap 4 Ricciardo drops again! This time Verstappen moves ahead of his teammate.
Lap 3 Button still in P2! Wow!
Lap 2 Hulkenberg gains a place back and is now in P4!
Lap 1 Ricciardo in P4, Vettel in P9 while Rosberg picked up a few places and is now in P5.
Lap 1 Hulkenberg in P5 now. Raikkonen in P3.
START Green Light! We're underway! Hamilton pulls away! Button gets a brilliant start and is now running in P2! Hulkenberg dropped like a stone!
14:03 Formation lap is a go! Drivers out there now warming their tyres.
14:02 Tyre warmers are off! Let's get going!
14:01 Drivers all geared up and sitting in their cars for the formation lap!
14:00 Late news breaking that Massa will join Kvyat with a start from the pit-lane!
13:59 We're almost underway! How long can Button keep his P3 spot?
13:58 Also, it's Sebastian Vettel's birthday! The German turns 29-years-old. You could only imagine what his perfect present will be...
13:56 Quite a few celebrities in Austria today, must be a popular place?!
13:54 Plenty of buzz around the track today! Experts say we might actually see a different race winner...
13:52 Austrian national anthem was just sung.
13:50 Plenty of red around the stands today! Ferrari fans coming in strong!
13:45 There will be 71 laps raced today, barring no incidents...
13:42 Reports from the track say that the track is damp, but not wet enough for drivers to put on inters.
13:40 Can Red Bull do something worth mentioning in their home Grand Prix, plenty of support for them so let's hope they don't disappoint.
13:35 With Kimi Raikkonen being the highest placed supersoft tyre starter on the grid, could we see a surprise victory from the Finn? It would be a typical Kimi move to be honest!
13:30 With suspension failures plagued across the grid the entire weekend so far, will the drivers be approaching the track with more caution than the last two days?
13:24 We saw yesterday that drivers who are known to be good racers in the rain looked comfortable with the wet-dry conditions, could they have an added advantage compared to the lesser-known 'rain masters'?
13:22 Weather reports show that we're in for another wet-dry day!
13:18 Vettel, who is starting in P9, will probably be having a tough navigating his way through the grid but with him on supersofts, it could be an added advantage.
13:16 With the much talked about yellow kerbs causing at least four incidents, will the drivers stay well clear of them during today's race and will how will it affect the race?
13:14 Another one to watch out for is Pascal Wehrlein, who qualified in an impressive P12, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.
13:12 Joining Scuderia on supersofts are also Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, who opted to use the same strategy as them during Q2.
13:10 Also worth noting, both Ferrari drivers will be starting on supersofts, while the Silver Arrows will start on ultras.
13:08 Rosberg is the only winner of the Austrian Grand Prix currently on the starting grid, winning the last two races. Can he push for a third?
13:05 More surprisingly, following penalties given to Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button will be starting in P3, with Nico Hulkenberg on the front row in P2 behind Hamilton.
13:02 Going into the race, Nico Rosberg will be starting from P7 after suffering a grid penalty for changing his gear-box. He will also be looking to maintain his 24-point gap on rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton, who is sitting on pole.
13:00 Welcome to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix, our ninth race of the season!
15:23 Final standings: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Hulkenberg; 4 Vettel; 5 Button; 6 Raikkonen; 7 Ricciardo; 8 Bottas; 9 Verstappen; 10 Massa. Penalties will take effect though for tomorrow's race.
15:21 Button also claimed P5! Their best ever qualifying!
15:20 What a qualifying session! Riveting stuff!
15:19 Hamilton takes pole! Rosberg P2! Hulkenberg P3!
15:18 Raikkonen now in P1, only for Rosberg to take it, but Hulkenberg takes P1 back!
15:18 Massa now in P1!
15:17 Hulkenberg goes fastest with 1:14.996!
15:16 Hulkenberg will claim P1. But can he keep it?
15:16 Teams going on Ultras now as well! Williams and Mercedes make the change!
15:15 Hulkenberg goes onto slicks! Risky!
15:14 Jeepers! Jenson Button is running in P2 in Q3!
15:13 Hamilton goes fastest in the !:16's!
15:13 Hulkenberg went pole for a split second there! Ricciardo beat him though moments after.
15:12 Reminder that Rosberg and Vettel have five-place grid penalties.
15:10 Rosberg claims P1 after beating out Ricciardo, Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen, who all ran in P1 for a moment.
15:09 Vettel in the first hot lap now on a wet track on green colour compounds.
15:07 Cars on inters now though!
15:06 Green light! Ferrari gets out the paddock first, track is wet however!
15:06 Stoffel Vandoorne spotted in McLaren garage, prepping for next year?
15:04 Some drivers are still in their cars. Maybe they could have run on the track just in case?
15:02 Grid looks set now that rain has come pouring! Hamilton on pole.
15:00 Drivers that made it in Q3: Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Bottas, Raikkonen, Massa, Hulkenberg, Button.
14:50 Out in Q2: Gutierrez, Wehrlein, Grosjean, Alonso, Sainz (no time), Perez (no time).
14:57 Everyone in the pits now! Session looks to be ended because of the rain.
14:55 Spots of rain coming down now! This could make it interesting!
14:53 Hamilton and Rosberg out on the track now.
14:52 No change to the top ten at the minute, still five minutes to go though.
14:51 Verstappen on the same strategy as Ferrari and goes fourth with supersofts.
14:50 Wehrlein, Gutierrez and Alonso in the danger zones.
14:50 Button and Hulkenberg currently in the top ten.
14:48 Vettel goes third! Ricciardo in fourth. Bottas in fifth.
14:47 Both Scuderia drivers are on the supersofts, interesting strategy here from them.
14:47 Hamilton beats Rosberg out of P1! posts a time of 1:06.228.
14:46 Hamilton and Rosberg out there on ultras!
14:45 Green light again! Pascal Wehrlein in there boxing with the big guns.
14:43 Contrasting from yesterday's action, it seems that there is no rain yet.
14:42 Mercedes dominate the session once again. As expected.
14:40 Drivers that will compete for position in Q2 are: Rosberg, Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Raikkonen, Hulkenberg, Massa, Ricciardo, Wehrlein, Sainz, Button, Perez, Gutierrez, Grosjean, Alonso.
14:38 Out in Q1: Magnussen, Palmer, Haryanto, Kvyat, Ericsson, Nasr.
14:37 Wehrlein in P10!! Amazing stuff here from the Manor driver.
14:36 Smoke out of Sainz's car! Yellow flag out here now. Haas cars failed to make the cut for a hot lap.
14:33 And we're underway again! Hulkenberg at the front of the queue. Renault and Manor will have a shootout for a Q2 berth.
14:32 Session set to restart in a moment!
14:30 01:44 still left on the clock. Still enough time for one more run.
14:29 Plenty of controversy surrounding these yellow kerbs now.
14:28 Session still red flagged, drivers in their cars though ready for the track to be cleaned.
14:25 Looks like another grid-penalty beckoning for Kvyat here.
14:25 Session still red flagged.
14:22 The Russian also caught the barrier while he went skidding off the track.
14:21 The yellow kerbs strike again! Breaks Kvyat's suspension and he went flying off the track.
14:20 "I'm sorry guys," says Kvyat,
14:20 RED FLAG! Kvyat is ok though get strolls out of his car.
14:19 KVYAT CRASHES! Big one that!
14:18 Grosjean gets out of the drop zone! Palmer drops into 18. Wehrlein makes it into Q2!
14:17 Impressively, both Renaults will be in Q2!
14:16 4 minutes left in this session! Current top ten expect Rosberg in the pits, looks like they satisfied with their times.
14:15 Grosjean, Kvyat, Ericsson, Wehrlein, Haryanto and Nasr all in the drop zone right now.
14:14 Wow! Rosberg just put in the fastest lap of the day. 1:06.690.
14:13 "I have a suspension failure," says Perez.
14:12 Raikkonen in P2 now! 0.303 behind Hamilton. Only to beaten by Vettel! Who is 0.083s behind the Brit.
14:11 Rosberg out on track! His garage celebrates. Cutting it fine there.
14:11 Brake problem here for Perez. Car not looking comfortable at all.
14:10 Massa goes second! Hamilton improves his time and sets 1:06.947.
14:10 Ferrari and Red Bull yet to make an appearance yet, along with Rosberg, who continues to wait for his opportunity.
14:10 Incase you were wondering, everyone is on ultras this session.
14:08 Hamilton smashes all of their times! Nice little stint of 1:07.014.
14:06 Decent time from the young German, puts in a time of 1:08.700. But Magnussen and Sainz get ahead of him.
14:05 Wehrlein gets the session going with the first flying of the day!
14:04 Rosberg yet to step in his car yet, while his teammate Hamilton gets out onto the track to do a hot lap.
14:03 Jolyon Palmer leads the pack, Manor and Toro Rosso behind him.
14:02 Green light!
14:00 Drivers will be given 18 minutes for Q1.
13:58 News out of the paddock is that Rosberg has been given a five place grid-penalty following his crash.
13:55 However, as we've seen throughout the season, surprises could very well occur!
13:51 10 minutes left until we're underway! Whoever claims pole here will likely be the race winner here tomorrow.
13:48 Very quick track this is, drivers racking up some impressive times.
13:45 Daniil Kvyat completed the most laps in FP3, doing 31 in total.
13:42 Last year, Hamilton grabbed pole right out of Rosberg's hands. Will we see the same occurrence today?
13:39 Nico Hulkenberg, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso completed the top ten while Pascal Wehrlein shone as he finished P13
13:36 Red Bull duo Ricciardo and Verstappen pipped the two Williams, who were tipped to be a threat this weekend by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
13:34 Continuing the trend, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped FP3 with a time of 1:07.098. Raikkonen ended in P2 while Hamilton claimed P3.
13:32 After crashing his car in FP3, can the mechanics get Rosberg's car ready for Q1?
13:30 We're back at it again! Stand-by for the qualifiers of the Austrian Grand Prix, should be a cracker!
12:01 That's it for now. Join us in two hours for qualifying for the Austrian GP.
12:00 Chequered flag is out with Vettel P1 ahead of Raikkonen and Hamilton. And at the other end, Wehlein is P13!
11:58 Sainz is in the garage with a reported electrical problem.
11:57 Now Button beats Alonso by 0.023s.
11:56 And now we have Bottas off the track as he gets it wrong at the final corner. He completes his antics facing the wrong way but is able to get back onto the track without any trouble.
11:55 Alonso loses a bit of bodywork as he rides the yellow kerbs. He goes P9, beating Button by 0.006s.
11:53 Button improves to ninth, Hamilton is on an improved lap. He climbs to third, now 0.210s down.
11:51 Hamilton goes fourth on his first ultra flier, 0.656s down.
11:50 New ultras for Vettel as he heads out for a flier. But it's a lock up for the German. He still does a 1:07.098. That's P1.
11:48 Rosberg's car is back in Mercedes hands and they are covering it with tarp as a host of cameramen swarm the car on its way back to the pits. Still need to get it to the pits but it has at least been intercepted by Merc personnel.
11:47 The red flag is lifted and FP3 continues at the Red Bull Ring.
11:46 Rosberg's car is on the back of a truck and it is motoring to the pits. Race against time for Mercedes to repair the damage.
11:45 Mercedes are checking over Hamilton's car to ensure he does not have a similar problem.
11:44 Still under a red flag as the marshals clear the debris from Rosberg's crash.
11:39 Two hours before qualifying and Rosberg's car is pretty damaged. He turned in for Turn 2 but had a wobble out of the corner as it appeared something - probably the rear suspension - broke on his W07. Rosberg smacked the barrier nose first before the car swung around resulted in a rear end impact as well.
11:38 CRASH! A huge crash for Rosberg at Turn 2 and the red flags are out.
11:37 Rosberg heads out on a new set of ultrasoft tyres. Now let's see what he can do.
11:35 Verstappen goes P4, Rosberg shakes his head as his mechanics gather around his car, Button studies some data in the car and Nasr starts a flying lap on a new set of ultras.
11:34 Here comes Ricciardo with a 1:07.639 which is four-tenths down on Raikkonen's best.
11:33 Massa is out on new ultras and goes fastest in the first sector but then locks up and backs off.
11:32 Perez gets it wrong at Turn 8 and runs wide - not the first time today either.
11:31 A mix of strategies this session, and not just with tyres. Some drivers are running heavy fuels, other qualifying loads and some teams are even mixing it up.
11:28 Vettel puts in a personal best in the first sector as it appears as if Ferrari are able to manage their tyres better than the rest.
11:27 A 1:07.234 for the Iceman as he edges Vettel by 0.073s. Ricciardo is now half a second behind the Ferrari pairing. Bottas is up to fourth ahead of Massa, Verstappen, Hulkenberg and Gutierrez.
11:26 A 1:07.4 for Vettel on used ultras and here comes Raikkonen on a brand new set.
11:25 Button jumps up to 11th place as Alonso leaves the pits. The Spaniard is the only driver without a lap time to his name this morning.
11:24 And finally some action from McLaren as Button heads out in his MP4-31.
11:23 Bottas slots into sixth place while Gutierrez has gone P8 to Grosjean's P9.
11:21 Grosjean runs wide at Turn 2 as he almost loses the rear of his Haas.
11:20 "Something is going to break" is Esteban Gutierrez's message to Haas. But he continues on his way.
11:17 Ricciardo reckons he "killed" his tyres on his first timed lap. He's now up to lap five on the ultras. Degradation setting this up for a two-stop race? Bring it on!
11:15 Hamilton has pulled into the pits while Rosberg, who is on lap 11 on his ultras, continues on.
11:14 Ricciardo runs it wide but stays off the Verstappen kerbs, oh wait, that's the yellow kerbs.
11:13 "Take a look at my rears, something is not right," says Hamilton. Asked to put in a couple more laps for his team to get a look at it, he responds by saying he will "go off" if he continues.
11:12 Over at Williams, Felipe Massa is running an updated front wing this weekend but Bottas is not. He will reportedly get the update at the next race at Silverstone.
11:11 Ericsson reports a problem with his Sauber and makes his way back into the pits.
11:10 Raikkonen closes the gap to Vettel to 0.296s as he continues to lap on the supers. A moment for Hamilton, who looks to be running a heavy fuel load as he is overtaken by Wehrlein!
11:09 Vettel goes purple in the first, purple in the second and it is a 1:07.307 for the four-time World Champion despite catching traffic in the form of a Manor through the final corner.
11:08 Raikkonen goes second on the supersofts and Perez third. Vettel, whose time was set on the ultras, remains P1 for now.
11:07 Hamilton, who is using used ultras, goes second, 2.9s down on the Ferrari.
11:06 Ericsson is down to a 1:10 but that is blitzed by Vettel's 1:07.797.
11:04 McLaren have decided not to run the new rear wing configuration that they tested on Alonso's car on Friday. The Woking team feels they did not get enough mileage with it to carry it through into the rest of the weekend.
11:03 A 1:12.348 for the Sauber driver, five seconds down on Rosberg's' P1 from Friday.
11:02 Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas and Fernando Alonso leave the pits while Marcus Ericsson starts a second lap.
11:00 The pit lane is green-lighted and Pascal Wehrlein leads out the field for installation laps. Some, though, may opt to get straight into their morning's programme.
10:56 Nine corners of fast and fun coming up shortly...
10:49 It is dry at the moment with the track temperature sitting at 40'C as we await the start of FP3. Rain is forecast for latter in the day and may even fall during qualifying.
10:43 Nico Hulkenberg finished FP2 in third place as Force India's run of form continued while Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest. The German's Friday ended in a spin which he later blamed on brakes. Vettel will need to qualify high up the order today as he is facing a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.
10:36 Nico Rosberg, a two-time Austrian GP winner and the defending champ at the Ring, set the pace on Friday as he claimed back-to-back P1s ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The latter, though, is adamant there is more to come so expect a good battle between the team-mates today.
10:30 Welcome back to the Red Bull Ring for the third and final practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix. This session is just 60 minutes and promises to be very busy as the drivers make up for yesterday's rain interruption.
15:36 Join us again tomorrow for FP3 and qualifiers! Cheers!
15:35 And on that near fatality, time is up! Drivers are making their way back to their garage.
15:34 A rear lock up looks to be the cause, very strange incident that!
15:32 Luckily no damage done to the car but his session is done.
15:31 Vettel goes sliding off the track!
15:30 As the session comes to a close, Everyone is out on the tracke except Gutierrez.
15:28 5 minutes left in this session! Button running in the top 10 now.
15:25 Hamilton goes second! split seconds away from Rosberg.
15:23 GUtierrez being told to slow down the team radio!
15:21 Difficult to see Rosberg's time of 1:07.967 being beaten today as the track continues to dry.
15:18 Slight bit of sunshine out there in Spielberg now!
15:16 Both Vettel and Ricciardo both on Ultra's.
15:13 Looks like we back on slicks! Vettel and Raikkonen out there now.
15:09 Perez looks like he is enjoying it out there lonely.
15:08 Everyone back in the garage now expect Perez...
15:05 Rosberg continues to top the session. Doesn't look like he'll get pipped in this session.
15:03 Massa, Raikkonen and Verstappen all in the garage now.
15:01 As the track continues to dry out, drivers look to be all getting quicker now.
15:00 Both Mercedes now out on the track, with Hamilton joining his teammate on inters.
14:57 Verstappen almost got himself in trouble again, this time on Turn 9 though!
14:55 The last section of the Red Bull Ring is too wet for drivers to put on slicks despite the rest of the track being quite dry.
14:54 Ricciardo is 14 seconds slower than he was when the track was dry.
14:53 Verstappen finally gets out on the track now. Looking every wobble though on the inters.
14:51 Rosberg also joins the pack now.
14:49 Oh look at that! Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz, Vettel and Ricciardo are out on the track on inters.
14:47 Toto Wolff and Maurizio Arrivabene commiserating lost money if Bernie goes ahead with his bonus scrapping plan.
14:43 Vettel deep in conversation there with one of the team bosses...
14:40 Despite the rain and the wind, this track does look stunning with its very green backdrop.
14:38 None of the teams seem like they wanna take a chance on the slick tyres?!
14:35 Still no sign of what Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are up to while the rain continues to pour down.
14:33 One hour left in this session.
14:30 The crowd still out there though! Sporting umbrellas and smiles.
14:26 Tough to see the track being ready by the time the rain stops. Teams won't risk it.
14:26 If the session continues as is, Manor will place in P8 with Pascal Wehrlein.
14:24 Track looks like a river with steam coming out of it now. Quite windy as well in the Mountainous Spielberg.
14:22 Drivers sitting with their teams now analysing the little data they managed to gather.
14:19 Rain still coming down...no news on a restart time as of yet.
14:18 The grid according to lap times before the rain came: Rosberg, Vettel, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Hamilton, Alonso, Bottas, Wehrlein, Sainz, Button, Grosjean, Magnussen, Palmer, Nasr, Perez, Haryanto, Ericsson, Gutierrez, Kvyat, Massa, Raikkonen, Verstappen (no time).
14:17 Verstappen the only the driver not put in a lap before the rain came pouring...
14:15 Footage shows that plenty of drivers struggled to make it back into the garages.
14:12 Teams are calling the drivers in. 1h20m still left in this session.
14:11 Heavy rain coming down now!
14:10 VSC was out for a short while until the Finn did a spin turn and recovered onto the track.
14:08 Raikkonen off the track! Ate a lot of gravel there to be honest.
14:08 Vettel and Ricciardo are currently spliting the two Mercedes, with Rosberg in P1, Vettel in P2, Ricciardo in P3 and Hamilton in P4.
14:07 However, we could see the hard compounds abit later.
14:05 Supersofts seems to be the preferred choice in this session.
14:05 Reports on Hamilton's radio suggesting that spots have rain have already been felt...
14:03 And we're off! Haas driver Gutierrez leads the way.
14:02 Drivers in their cars, waiting for the green light.
14:01 Horner telling reporters trackside that Verstappen's crew did great job getting the car back for FP2.
14:00 Quite cloudy here for the second session in Spielberg, wonder if the rain will make a sneaky appearance.
13:57 Lewis Hamilton will be looking for a clean Friday and Saturday without any incidents.
13:55 Five minutes to go! Should be an interesting session here.
13:53 Plenty of chatter this week around how Williams will perform this weekend. However, we know that they have disappointed when they are predicted to do well.
13:49 What kind of data will teams be collecting today? Last time at the European Grand Prix in Baku teams had no data whatsoever before racing on the track.
13:47 Chirstian Horner on the yellow kerbs that ruined Verstappen's session :"There should be a punishment for running wide but maybe that's a bit too harsh. I don't think we're going to make a big noise about it to be honest."
13:45 Interestingly, Carlos Sainz managed to pip his former teammate Max Verstappen and finish sixth fastest of the morning session.
13:42 Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel also did quite well during FP1, as they occupied P3 and P4.
13:40 Also, continuing his impressive season, Championship leader Nico Rosberg broke the course record during FP1. Imagine what he will do during the rest of the weekend?
13:37 Also something worth noting, Vettel is set to take a five-pace grid penalty knock for changing his gear box.
13:35 No word yet if Haryanto or Ericsson have been punished for their incidents during FP1 involving Daniel Ricciardo...
13:32 Just a reminder of the action that transpired during FP1: Mercedes claimed the expected 1-2 in Friday's first practice in Austria, a session in which Red Bull were in the thick of the drama.
13:30 Welcome back motor-heads! We'll be back on the Red Bull Ring in 30 minutes for a 90 minute FP2!
11:32 Join us again later for FP2 from the Red Bull Ring.
11:31 The drivers will now get a moment to practice starts before heading back into the pits to prepare for the afternoon's FP2.
11:30 That's it as the chequered flag falls on FP1 for the Austrian GP. Rosberg finishes quickest with a 1:07.373 with Hamilton second, 0.357s down, and Vettel third.
11:29 Kvyat reports that his rear tyres are "becoming really bad". He is P9 with a minute remaining in the session.
11:26 Ericsson loses a piece of his Sauber as Ricciardo has an off-track excursion that involves a whole bunch of gravel.
11:23 Verstappen's RB12 is delivered back to the pits, covered in tarp as Red Bull protect their secrets.
11:21 Nasr is also having power problems as he reports "low power" to Sauber.
11:18 As more drivers up their pace Wehrlein has dropped to 16th on the timesheet, 2.4s off the pace.
11:16 Ericsson reports "inconsistent" power issues with his Ferrari-powered Sauber.
11:12 With Magnussen P16 and Palmer P17 it looks as if it could be another trying weekend for Renault.
11:08 Vettel has slotted into second place for Ferrari with Raikkonen P4. The German, though, then went off the track and complained that Raikkonen, ahead of him on the circuit, had ruined his run.
11:06 Having just been warned to avoid the yellow kerbs, Haryanto has a spin and rejoins the track right in front of Ricciardo. Dodge cars out there for Ricciardo today.
11:05 Gutierrez is out of action with an electrical problem.
11:04 An impressive improvement from Wehrlein puts the Manor driver up into 11th place!
11:01 It sounds like Verstappen hit the kerb again - "unbelievable those yellow things" - and he has broken the steering.
11:00 Verstappen is now off in the gravel and Hamilton goes second, 0.713s down. VSC is out.
10:59 Rosberg goes off at Turn 3 and has to creep his way around the gravel trap before cutting the grass on his way back onto the track. He pits.
10:58 Hamilton's first flying lap is ruined by traffic, forcing the Brit to back off.
10:55 Rosberg ups his pace again and it is 1:07.373.
10:54 Now Hamilton heads out on the ultrasoft tyres.
10:52 it is a 1:07.644 for the Championship leader!
10:50 Engines! And out goes Rosberg on the ultrasoft tyres.
10:49 At the bottom of the timesheets, in the Q1 drop zone so to speak, are Grosjena, Palmer, Haryanto, Ericsson, Celis and Wehrlein.
10:46 Still silence out on track as the drivers all headed back into the pits to hand over their extra tyres to Pirelli. Still waiting for someone to break it.
10:42 Alonso's McLaren is currently getting a floor change as McLaren are running back-to-back floor tests.
10:40 And finally a marshal makes the mad dash to pick up Verstappen's end plate.
10:39 Ericsson is under investigation for crossing the white line that denotes the pit lane entrance.
10:36 Ricciardo says: "Not his fault, just the nature of the asphalt."
10:35 Ricciardo tries to take Ericsson around the outside of Turn 8 and it is a near-miss with Ricciardo having to run off the track to avoid contact. Ericsson had slowed to enter the pits but lost grid and run wide forcing Ricciardo even wider.
10:34 Timesheet check: Rosberg is quickest on a 1:08.166, 0.6s ahead of Hamilton, Ricciardo, Vettel, Verstappen, Raikkonen, Bottas and Button. Vettel, Raikkonen and Button set their times on the ultrasofts whereas the rest of the top eight were on the supersofts.
10:30 Replays show Verstappen clipped one of those new yellow curbs as he ran wide and it ripped off his end plate.
10:29 And we have a bit of a Red Bull front wing on the track and that is Verstappen's. He has lost his left front wing end plate.
10:28 A few drivers are having troubles through Turn 3, sliding on the gravel that Hamilton kicked up.
10:27 VSC is cleared and we are back to speed.
10:26 Rosberg returns to P1, Hamilton spins and kicks up gravel and Grosjean spins as he looks to avoid Hamilton's W07 which was sliding back onto the track. VSC is out.
10:24 More improvements as we get a P1 from Hamilton, a 1:08.808 and Vettel jumps to third, 0.595s down. Ricciardo has slotted into fourth place.
10:23 Vettel goes P8 on his first hot lap, 1.5s down. Raikkonen has slotted into fifth place, 0.9s off the pace.
10:22 Hamilton goes second, 0.731s down on his team-mate.
10:20 Rosberg improves to first with a 1:09.154, 0.8s up on Valtteri Bottas in the Williams. Verstappen has dropped to third.
10:19 Hamilton runs up behind a Haas on his first hot lap but forces him to back off as Grosjean is not giving way, he is also on a hot lap.
10:17 Mercedes have joined the on-track action and it is a P2 for Rosberg with a 1:10.6 followed by a moment at Turn 1 where he gets it wrong and takes to the run-off area.
10:14 Good news over at Ferrari as Vettel has now put in a single lap but did so without the halo.
10:13 Wehrlein, Nico Hulkenberg and Celis are the only three out there at the moment wit the Manor driver slotting into second place while Hulkenberg goes P3 on his first attempt.
10:10 Verstappen lowers the benchmark to a 1:10.099.
10:07 First lap time of the weekend from Verstappen and it is a 1:11.707 on the supersoft tyres. His next lap includes a serious wobble as the back end of his RB12 steps out on him.
10:05 Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen head out for their installation laps. The latter two are wearing revised kit this weekend made to look like the typical Austrian wear. Not sure about that one.
10:02 One by one the drivers head out and head back in with Ferrari have to clear some photographers out of the way in order to get Kimi Raikkonen back into his garage.
10:00 The track is green-lighted as Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein head out for FP1.
09:59 Problems over at Ferrari as Vettel was scheduled to put in a lap with the revised halo but instead it is off his car as is the floor while Ferrari mechanics are mopping up fluids. Not a great start.
09:58 Force India are running development driver Alfonso Celis Jr this session. He is taking Sergio Perez's car.
09:55 Air temperature is 18'C and the track is 31'C.
09:44 As for Red Bull, it is uncertain as to how they will do. The last two years they have struggled at this power-hungry circuit but with improvements from engine supplier Renault, they will be hoping for better this weekend.
09:42 Although Mercedes power unit is expected to outclass the chasing pack this weekend, Ferrari could yet take the fight to Mercedes as they have used another engine token while Williams have done well at the Ring in recent times, on the podium in 2014 and 2015.
09:39 Nico Rosberg is the twice defending champ here this weekend. Should he add a third win to his tally he will tie Alain Prost for most Austrian GP wins. His team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who is taking a fifth turbo and MGU-H, this weekend is chasing his first at the Ring.
09:34 The hills of Spielberg are set to rumble with the sound of Formula 1 in the next 25 minutes as first practice gets underway at this nine-corner, yip you read that right, nine-corner track.
09:30 Welcome to the Red Bull Ring, home of, well Red Bull, and home to the Austrian Grand Prix. This is the third running of the latest installment of the Austrian GP and all times are local.
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13.030 1:27:38.107 4
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:10.893 5.719 3
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:10.780 6.024 3
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:30.339 16.710 4
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:09.859 30.981 4
6 Jenson Button McLaren 1:10.872 37.706 4
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:11.074 44.668 3
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:11.143 47.400 3
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:13.185 1 LAP 4
10 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:13.563 1 LAP 4
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:13.603 1 LAP 4
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:12.345 1 LAP 4
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:12.330 1 LAP 3
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:11.783 1 LAP 4
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:12.091 1 LAP 4
16 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:12.041 1 LAP 4
17 Sergio Perez Force India 1:10.387 2 LAPS 4
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:25.883 7 LAPS 5
19 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.854 7 LAPS 6
20 Felipe Massa Williams 1:19.529 8 LAPS 5
R Sebastian Vettel Ferrari RETIRED 45 LAPS 0
R Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RETIRED 69 LAPS 0
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.922 - 5
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:08.465 0.543 4
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:09.285 1.363 6
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:09.781 1.859 4
5 Jenson Button McLaren 1:09.900 1.978 6
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:09.901 1.979 5
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:09.980 2.058 5
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:10.440 2.518 5
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.153 3.231 5
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1:11.977 4.055 5
10 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:07.700 1.472 2
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:06.228 - 3
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:06.403 0.175 2
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:06.602 0.374 2
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:06.840 0.612 3
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:06.866 0.638 3
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:06.911 0.683 3
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:06.940 0.712 3
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:07.145 0.917 3
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:07.257 1.029 4
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:07.572 1.344 4
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:07.578 1.35 4
12 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:07.700 1.472 4
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:07.850 1.622 4
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:08.154 1.926 4
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:07.941 1.425 2
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:07.965 1.449 2
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1
16 Sergio Perez Force India 1
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:06.516 - 0
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:06.761 0.245 1
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:06.947 0.431 1
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:07.131 0.615 1
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:07.148 0.632 1
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:07.240 0.724 1
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:07.385 0.869 2
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:07.419 0.903 1
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:07.500 0.984 1
10 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:07.565 1.049 2
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:07.618 1.102 1
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:07.653 1.137 2
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:07.657 1.141 1
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:07.660 1.144 2
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:07.662 1.146 2
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:07.671 1.155 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:07.941 1.425 3
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:07.965 1.449 3
19 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:08.026 1.51 2
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:08.409 1.893 1
21 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:08.418 1.902 2
22 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:08.446 1.93 2
Driver Standings
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:07.098 - 5
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:07.234 0.136 4
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.308 0.21 4
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:07.639 0.541 3
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:07.761 0.663 3
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:07.814 0.716 5
7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:07.831 0.733 4
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:08.285 1.187 5
9 Jenson Button McLaren 1:08.304 1.206 4
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:08.327 1.229 5
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:08.442 1.344 4
12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:08.475 1.377 3
13 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:08.534 1.436 3
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:08.550 1.452 3
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:08.569 1.471 3
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:08.786 1.688 2
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:08.939 1.841 3
18 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:09.008 1.91 2
19 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:09.116 2.018 3
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:09.137 2.039 4
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:09.557 2.459 2
22 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:10.959 3.861 3
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:07.967 - 6
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.986 0.019 3
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:08.580 0.613 6
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:08.589 0.622 2
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:08.649 0.682 3
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:08.713 0.746 4
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:08.761 0.794 2
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:08.820 0.853 4
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:08.941 0.974 3
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:08.994 1.027 4
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:09.075 1.108 3
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1:09.184 1.217 3
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:09.207 1.24 3
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1:09.226 1.259 6
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:09.525 1.558 4
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:10.020 2.053 3
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:10.034 2.067 4
18 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:10.138 2.171 3
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:10.140 2.173 4
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:10.400 2.433 3
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:10.444 2.477 3
22 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:11.328 3.361 4
Driver Standings
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:07.373 - 8
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.730 0.357 7
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:08.022 0.649 5
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:08.222 0.849 6
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:08.528 1.155 5
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:08.803 1.43 6
7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:08.824 1.451 6
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:08.962 1.589 2
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:08.990 1.617 6
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:08.998 1.625 5
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:09.078 1.705 4
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:09.280 1.907 5
13 Jenson Button McLaren 1:09.365 1.992 5
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:09.567 2.194 6
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:09.707 2.334 6
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:09.775 2.402 6
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:09.851 2.478 5
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:09.929 2.556 4
19 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:10.110 2.737 3
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:10.314 2.941 5
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:10.493 3.12 5
22 Alfonso Celis Force India 1:10.860 3.487 6
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