Perfect day for Mercedes says Wolff

Nico Rosberg closed the gap on championship leader Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg closed the gap on championship leader Lewis Hamilton

Team boss Toto Wolff was delighted to see Mercedes AMG Petronas complete another one-two for the second race running with victory in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Team boss Toto Wolff was delighted to see Mercedes AMG Petronas complete another one-two for the second race running with victory in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg took his third win of the season for the Brackley team and the 11th of his Formula One while Lewis Hamilton completed a Silver Arrows one-two for the second consecutive year in Spielberg.

The world champion now leads his team-mate by ten points in the FIA Driver’s Championship with Mercedes heading Ferrari by 136 points in the FIA Constructor’s standings.

Wolff said: “I’m very happy with the result, especially at my and Niki’s [Lauda] home circuit in Spielberg.

“Nico drove a brilliant and dominant race, he got a great start, had the upper hand on pace and made no mistakes at all.

“Both boys were right on the limit, as you could see when Nico came into the pit lane sideways for his pit stop.

“As for Lewis, his race boiled down to the start and the pit stop.

“He lost out off the line, which we will need to analyse, then looked to have a snap oversteer as he left the pit lane and put two wheels over the line.

“As in 2014, we are seeing the advantage swing from driver to driver across the races, and I’m sure they’ll be battling all the way to the end of the season.”

Rosberg said: “It feels so great to win again in Austria. It’s such a special track, very tricky and with a fantastic crowd.

“Now I’m really looking forward to Silverstone, where I have good memories with the pole last year and the win in 2013.”

Hamilton added: “It was a pretty straightforward race but I didn’t have the best start.

“At the end it was just about bringing it home but Nico deserved the win so congratulations to him.”