Austria Grand Prix Review
Mercedes dominates again, with Rosberg taking the win. After making a brilliant move on his teammate in turn 1, Rosberg took the lead and never looked back. Hamilton was close but had a 5 second penalty due to a pit exit infraction, though the 5 second penalty would not make a difference.
Kimi’s days numbered?
Kimi Raikkonen started from well down the grid and through the miracle of penalties applied to others was able to start from the 14th position. Though no one would be able to see if he could fight as he lost control of the car coming out of corner on the first lap and collected Fernando Alonso in the process. Kimi seem to offer the usual shrug of the shoulder response. Not sure how long his relationship with Ferrari will continue. Kimi is a great driver, a world champion but he really seems to just check out now and again.
McLaren Continue Dreadful Season
McLaren Honda One of the most storied partnerships in motor racing again faced a disastrous racing weekend. Fernando Alonso was out in lap one after contact with Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button retired a few laps later due to technical issues. Both cars were supposed to face stop/go penalties, after already serving grid penalties due to power unit changes beyond their allowance. Yet after the risk of incurring penalties Button’s car was so sick the team told him to park it. McLaren has been out of the contention for a championship for several years but its still shocking to see them fail so miserably with support from Honda.
Ferrari Throws Away Podium
Ferrari’s lone runner, Sebastian Vettel came in for his only pit stop and for whatever reason the rear right wheel gun had difficulties costing Vettel his third place due to the long stop. Vettel fought back to within less than a second between he and Felipe Massa, but wasn't able to gain the spot back.