Rosberg wins Austrian GP forward of Mercedes teammate Hamilton

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By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

SPEILBERG, Austria (AP) — Nico Rosberg showed his championship intensity by overtaking stick sitter Lewis Hamilton on a initial spin to win a Austrian Grand Prix in character on Sunday.

The German driver, runner-up to his Mercedes teammate in final year’s Formula One championship, took an assertive inside line to fire past Hamilton streamer into a initial spin in an eventful competition featuring a complicated pile-up between Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso and several some-more retirements.

Rosberg’s third win this deteriorate took his career total to 11, and cut Hamilton’s altogether lead to 10 points.

He likes a Red Bull Ring, where he won from third on a grid final year.

It was a frustrating day for fortifying champion Hamilton, who perceived a five-second chastisement for wrongly withdrawal a array lane.

Felipe Massa finished third for Williams.

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