Who was at fault?Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix – handing victory to the British driver.
Hamilton attacked Rosberg on the final lap of the race into turn two and was forced wide by an erratic defensive move by the German, leading to an inevitable collision which damaged Rosberg’s car and handed victory to Hamilton.
It is the incident in a long list of on track collisions between the pair since they became teammates in 2013.
Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, described the incident as ‘brainless’ in a short and tense interview after the race and the crash will surely lead deep discussions with both drivers.
Rosberg finished the race fourth but now faces an immediate investigation into the incident from the stewards who may deem it reckless driving.
Hamilton’s victory at the Spielberg circuit is his third of the season and places him within nine points of Rosberg at the top of the championship standings heading into the British Grand Prix next weekend.