Hamil­ton wins Aus­trian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamil­ton col­lided with Mercedes team-mate Nico Ros­berg on the last lap be­fore pass­ing him to win a thrilling Aus­trian Grand Prix.

The Ger­man turned into a cor­ner late as Hamil­ton tried to pass around the out­side and dam­aged his front wing, fin­ish­ing fourth.

And Ros­berg is under in­ves­ti­ga­tion by race stew­ards for caus­ing a col­li­sion and not stop­ping with a dam­aged car.

It re­duces Hamil­ton’s deficit to Ros­berg to 11 points in the ti­tle race.

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.

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