Austrian Grand Prix 2015 live: Nico Rosberg wins at the Red Bull Ring after beating Lewis Hamilton as Raikkonen and Alonso crash

Follow lap-by-lap updates from the Red Bull Ring in Salzburg as Lewis Hamilton looks to convert his pole position into a second straight race victory

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The eighth race of the 2015 Formula One season sees the historic Red Bull Ring play host to the latest instalment of the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

  • Nico Rosberg wins the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year.
  • Rosberg passes Hamilton off the start and leads through to the chequered flag.
  • Hamilton given a five-second penalty for crossing the pit-lane exit line.
  • Sebastian Vettel runs in third but a long pit stop allows Felipe Massa to take the final step on the podium.
  • Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso involved in heavy first lap accident but both uninjured.

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Starting grid:

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1min 08.455secs,

2 Nico Rosberg(Ger)Mercedes GP 1:08.655,

3 Sebastian Vettel(Ger)Ferrari 1:08.810,

4 Felipe Massa(Bra)Williams 1:09.192,

5 Nico Hulkenberg(Ger)Force India 1:09.278,

6 Valtteri Bottas(Fin)Williams 1:09.319,

7 Max Verstappen(Ned)Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:09.612,

8 Felipe Nasr(Bra)Sauber-Ferrari 1:09.713,

9 Romain Grosjean(Fra)Lotus F1 Team No Time,

10 Pastor Maldonado(Ven) Lotus F1 Team 1:10.374,

11 Marcus Ericsson(Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 1:10.426,

12 Carlos Sainz(Spa) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:10.465,

13 Sergio Perez(Mex) Force India 1:12.522,

 

14 Kimi Raikkonen(Fin) Ferrari 1:12.867,

15 Daniil Kvyat(Rus)Red Bull 1:09.694 + penalty

16 Roberto Merhi(Spa) Manor Marussia F1 1:14.071,

17 Will Stevens(Gbr) Manor Marussia F1 1:15.368

18 Daniel Ricciardo(Aus) Red Bull 1:10.482 + penalty

19 Fernando Alonso(Spa) McLaren 1:10.736 + penalty

20 Jenson Button(Gbr) McLaren 1:12.632 + penalty

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