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Race results - Austrian Grand Prix 2015 - First lap action dominates with crash and change of lead

Rosberg wins the Austrian Grand Prix
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg overtook polesitter Lewis Hamilton at the first corner of the race and never looked back, scooping victory in Austria that allowed him to close the championship gap once more. Felipe Massa finished on the podium, taking third place after a battle with Sebastian Vettel that was decided by a pit lane delay for the Ferrari crew.

On the first lap, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen collided with both retiring instantly from the race. Button retired soon after, making it a double DNF for McLaren. Other retirements included Will Stevens with an oil leak, Carlos Sainz who suffered an engine problem, and Romain Grosjean who succumbed once again to the troublesome Lotus gearbox.

BestNico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:11.235Lap 35
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30:16.9301
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+8.8001
3Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+17.5731
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+18.1811
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+53.6041
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+64.0751
7Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team+1 lap1
8Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap1
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap1
11Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+1 lap1
12Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap2
13Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+2 laps3
14Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team+3 laps1
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamLap 351
DNFCarlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro RossoLap 351
DNFJenson ButtonMcLaren HondaLap 82
DNFWill StevensManor Marussia F1 TeamLap 10
DNFKimi RäikkönenScuderia FerrariLap 10
DNFFernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaLap 10