Rosberg showed he can out-race Hamilton

Rosberg showed he can out-race Hamilton

Nico Rosberg's 2014 and '15 victories have generally had an asterisk next to them, based on Lewis Hamilton's fortunes. In Austria, he beat his team-mate in a straight fight. BEN ANDERSON analyses how he did it

Could Nico Rosberg really beat Lewis Hamilton in a straight fight? It's a question we've been asking ourselves since he became a genuine Formula 1 title contender for the first time last season.

Ferrari's recent tendency to fade as an F1 weekend wears on turned the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix into another exclusive fight between the Mercedes pair, and presented an opportunity to answer that question.

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