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Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Button realistic over McLaren result

Jenson Button says McLaren perfected its strategy at the Austrian Grand Prix but is realistic not to expect such results at every race this season. Button enjoyed his strongest performance since McLaren linked up with Honda at the beginning of 2015 as he started from third on the grid, before moving up to second when the lights went out. Button was ultimately overhauled by quicker rivals but was able to finish in sixth position, collecting eight championship points in the process. "I knew the race […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Grosjean encouraged by return to points

Romain Grosjean says his Austrian Grand Prix was "stressful" at points but was pleased to return Haas to the top 10 positions. Grosjean began 2016 with three points finishes from four Grands Prix but had not added to his tally since, until he collected seventh place at the Red Bull Ring. Grosjean's points strengthened eighth place in the Constructors' championship for Haas, four points behind rivals McLaren. "It was a pretty good race," he said. "The first lap was not great. I was pushed out […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Palmer sure points not far away

Jolyon Palmer is confident that he and Renault can end their barren run after he collected 12th position at the Austrian Grand Prix. Palmer started from 20th position on the grid but worked his way forwards to finish just a couple of places outside of the top 10, as he chases his first points in the sport. "I’m quite happy with the race," said the rookie, as he beat team-mate Kevin Magnussen. "We just needed that little bit of extra luck and we could have […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rosberg penalised, reprimanded, but retains fourth

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been penalised after he was judged to have caused a collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg led Hamilton during the closing stages but the pair collided at Turn 2 while battling for victory, with the contact causing damage to Rosberg's front wing. Rosberg ultimately finished fourth after crusing around the final lap but was immediately placed under investigation for causing the collision, as well as continuing with a damaged car. After a wait of over […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Raikkonen: Podium result a big gift

Kimi Raikkonen says finishing on the podium was a "big gift" as he endured a challenging Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Raikkonen moved up to second place during the early stages of the race but slipped behind Nico Rosberg and both Red Bull drivers to run in fifth position. Raikkonen passed Daniel Ricciardo to take fourth and closed in on Max Verstappen in the battle for the final podium spot. However, the collision between the Mercedes drivers on the final lap compromised […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wehrlein delighted by maiden F1 point

Pascal Wehrlein labelled an "incredible" race as he scored his maiden Formula 1 point at the Austrian Grand Prix. Wehrlein started from 12th place on the grid but tumbled to the back of the pack when he made a pit stop shortly before the deployment of the Safety Car. Wehrlein was over 10 seconds behind the pack when the race resumed but fought his way forwards to collect the final point for 10th, finishing within touching distance of Williams' Valtteri Bottas. It is only the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Vettel had no warning over tyre failure

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he had no previous warning over the tyre failure which brought his Austrian Grand Prix to a premature end. Vettel started from ninth place on the grid on the Super Soft tyres but stayed out and inherited the lead, when his right rear tyre failed as he began his 25th lap. Vettel was pitched into the barriers along the pit straight and into retirement, the third time he has failed to reach the chequered flag this season. "When the rear right […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Verstappen elated at second career podium

Max Verstappen expressed his delight as he finished on the podium for the second time in his Formula 1 career. Verstappen started from eighth place but gained at the start before inheriting the lead through virtue of stopping only once. Verstappen was demoted to third by both Mercedes drivers but moved back up to second when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the last lap, with the German touring to the finish. "For sure that was a good race today, the car was performing […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Force India put out by brake failure

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were left to rue brake failures as the team's strong run of form came to an end at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg started from the front row but tumbled back through the pack before pulling into the garage late on. Perez, meanwhile, was running in seventh position when his brakes failed on the penultimate lap, pitching him into the barriers at Turn 3. "I’m pretty disappointed and gutted, to be honest," said Hulkenberg. "It was a […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rosberg blames Hamilton for collision

A "gutted" Nico Rosberg has heaped the blame on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after they collided on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg moved to the front of the pack after starting from sixth and held a slender advantage over Hamilton during the closing stages of the race. Rosberg went marginally wide at Turn 1 and provided the opportunity for Hamilton to size up a move on the approach to Turn 2. Hamilton adopted the outside line and the pair collided, with […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hamilton explains collision with Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton says he does not think his last-lap clash with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was "controversial" as he claimed victory at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton trailed Rosberg but closed in on his rival and adopted the outside line on the run to Turn 2, as the pair made contact. Hamilton went on to take the lead while Rosberg suffered front wing damage and dropped to fourth, and remains under investigation for causing the collision. "I don’t feel it’s controversial, Nico made a mistake […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hamilton wins after last lap Rosberg clash

Lewis Hamilton claimed victory for Mercedes during a dramatic last lap as he and team-mate Nico Rosberg collided while scrapping for the lead. Hamilton trailed Rosberg after their strategies diverged but closed on his rival across the final stages, and attempted a move into Turn 2. Hamilton held the outside line as Rosberg attempted to edge his team-mate wide, but the pair made contact, with Rosberg sustaining a broken front wing in the process. Rosberg trailed around to finish in fourth, promoting Max Verstappen into […]