ROSBERG RULES IN AUSTRIA – the German driver claims back-to-back wins at the Red Bull Ring

CIBzc2gWcAAPzOPNico Rosberg produced a flawless display to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday as Mercedes teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton finished second after being hit with an in-race time penalty.

Rosberg took the lead from pole-sitter Hamilton at the first corner and never looked back, losing first place for just two laps through the pit stops.

Hamilton spent much of the race a few seconds behind Rosberg, and his hopes of winning in Austria were ended when he was penalized for crossing the white line at pit exit, resulting in five seconds being added to his final race time.

The start saw Rosberg make a lightning getaway from second place on the grid, moving up the inside of Hamilton to take the lead at the first corner. Hamilton continued to harass his teammate through the first lap, but his charge was soon halted when the safety car was deployed due to a scary accident involving Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.

Austrian Grand Prix Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Behind Status Points
1 6 Nico Roseberg 71 Leader Running 25
2 44 Lewis Hamiton 71 -8.800 Running 18
3 19 Felipe Massa 71 -17.573 Running 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 71 -18.181 Running 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 71 -53.604 Running 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg 71 -1:04.075 Running 8
7 13 Pastor Maldonado 70 -1 Lap Running 6
8 33 Max Verstappen 70 -1 Lap Running 4
9 11 Sergio Perez 70 -1 Lap Running 2
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo 70 -1 Lap Running 1
11 12 Felipe Nasr 70 -1 Lap Running 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat 70 -1 Lap Running 0
13 9 Marcus Ericsson 69 -2 Laps Running 0
14 98 Roberto Merhi 68 -3 Laps Running 0
15 8 Romain Grojean 35 -36 Laps Retired 0
16 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 32 -39 Laps Retired 0
17 22 Jenson Button 10 -61 Laps Retired 0
18 28 Will Stevens 2 -69 Laps Retired 0
19 14 Fernando Alonso 1 -70 Laps Retired 0
20 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1 -70 Laps Retired 0

 

Drivers Championship
After Race 8 of the 2015 season at Austrian Grand Prix
Pos. Car # Driver Team Wins Points Behind
1 44 L. Hamiton Mercedes 4 169 Leader
2 6 N. Roseberg Mercedes 3 159 -10
3 5 S. Vettel Ferrari 1 120 -49
4 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 0 72 -97
5 77 V. Bottas William-Mercedes 0 67 -102
6 19 F. Massa William-Mercedes 0 62 -107
7 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 36 -133
8 26 D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 19 -150
9 27 N. Hulkenberg Force india-Mercedes 0 18 -151
10 8 R. Grojean Lotus-Mercedes 0 17 -152
11 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 0 16 -153
12 11 S. Perez Force india-Mercedes 0 13 -156
14 33 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 0 12 -157
15 55 C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 0 10 -159
15 13 P. Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 0 9 -160
16 9 M. Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 0 5 -164
17 22 J. Button McLaren-Honda 0 4 -165
18 14 F. Alonso McLaren-Honda 0 0 -169
19 98 R. Merhi Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -169
20 28 W. Stevens Marussis-Ferrari 0 0 -169
21 20 K. Magnussen McLaren-Honda 0 0 -169

 

Constructors Championship
After Race 8 of the 2015 season at Austrian Grand Prix
Pos. Team Wins Points Behind
1 Mercedes 7 328 Leader
2 Ferrari 1 192 -136
3 Williams-Mercedes 0 129 -199
4 Red Bull Racing-Renault 0 55 -273
5 Force India-Mercedes 0 31 -297
6 Lotus-Renault 0 29 -299
7 Sauber-Ferrari 0 21 -307
8 Toro Rosso-Renault 0 19 -309
9 McLaren-Honda 0 4 -324
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0 0 -328

 

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