Hamilton Takes The Win
Hamilton Takes The Win: It all came down to the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton collided with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on the last lap before passing him to win. There will be controversy at Mercedes about the move that decided the race. World champion Hamilton was on the outside and alongside heading into Turn Two but his German team-mate held him out wide, delaying his turn-in, and they collided as Hamilton tried to turn in. He was pushed off the track but the collision had damaged Rosberg’s front wing, which sparked along the track as Hamilton passed the German, who then lost further places to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. After having to endure a round of booing from the mainly German-Austrian crowd, Hamilton added on the podium: “He made a mistake into Turn One and I had an opportunity to go around the outside in Turn Two. I left a lot of room on the inside and I guess he locked up and crashed into me.”
“Absolutely gutted,” said Rosberg. “We were battling and I was struggling a little with my brakes. I went a bit deep but that is fine because I am on the inside so I can dictate. So I was surprised Lewis turned in and caused a collision. It’s unbelievable.” But team boss Toto Wolff still described the collision as “brainless” initially, without saying who he felt was at fault. The world champion will also want to know how he ended up behind Rosberg in the first place, having started from pole and led the first 21 laps of the race as the second Mercedes fought up from sixth.