Mercedes built its own collision course

Mercedes built its own collision course

Its drivers did the damage on-track, again, but Mercedes only has itself to blame for creating a scenario in which they were fighting to win the Austrian Grand Prix on the final lap

The Austrian Grand Prix had a bit of everything, from suspension failures in practice to rain in Q3 with a Force India second on the grid and a McLaren-Honda third, to an eventful race featuring Sebastian Vettel's right-rear tyre failure and resulting crash and a cat-and-mouse game between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

And we had Manor, with Pascal Wehrlein in particular, qualifying 12th and finishing 10th to prove that a small team with a top notch driver can get in among the big boys to score points. But the clash between Rosberg and Hamilton on the last lap was, of course, the main talking point.

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