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Thursday 8 December 2016

Rosberg pips Lewis for win

Nico Rosberg (inset) won the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix for the second year in a row in a Mercedes one-two finish with team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton's overall championship lead was cut to 10 points, after eight of the 19 races, with the Briton starting on pole position but beaten crucially into the first corner by the determined German.

The victory was Rosberg's third of the season, to Hamilton's four, and left him on 159 points to his team mate's 169.

"I will try from now on," grinned Rosberg when asked why he did not drive every race like that. "It's an awesome feeling of course to win again here. The start made the race.

"Nico did a fantastic job today. He was quicker during the race, I had a bad start which lost me ground," said Hamilton.

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