Lewis Hamilton has on the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix with dramatic turn of events in the last lap of the race. Nico Rosberg lead the race for most part but on the final lap both Hamilton and Rosberg collided leaving Rosberg without the wing as he lost three positions and finished outside of the podium. Max Verstappen finished second while Ferrari’s Kimi Raikonnen took the third on podium.
How to final lap unfolded:
Lewis Hamilton wins the Austrian Grand Prix! Hamilton started in pole position after superb saturday qualifying and he started strong in the race getting a decent lead while some frantic changes behind the race leader. After first set of pit stops Sebastian Vettel lead for a while before his back tyre bust forcing him to retire paving a way for Rosberg to take the lead. Hamilton finally close the gap on final lap and pressure took tole on Rosberg who collided with Hamilton on the outside and damaged the car. Hamilton head for the finish while Rosberg lost two more places.
It was more a less very predicted race as it unfolded, Mercedes continue their dominance and only their mistakes are costing them every now and than while Ferrari and Red Bull looks to be on par as far as performance are concerned this season.
Sebastian Vettel was leading the race at 28th lap only for his back tyre to bust followed by crash into hoardings and retiring from the race.
Lewis Hamilton will be delighted to get back on the winning ways and now has reduce the lead at top of the table to just 11 points as we head to the second half of the season.
Hamilton’s win has opened up the title race as he goes to 142 points while Rosberg will be disappointed to lose out from winning position and now has 153 points to his name.
This is how the drivers standings looks like after the first 9 races of the season. Hamilton managed to reduce the points gap between him and Rosberg and its all setup for a grand stand finish this season.
So 9 grand prixs down the line we move back British Grand Prix next weekend of 08-09 July 2016. Friday practice session will begin at traditional morning 09:00 am uk time while the saturday’s qualifying will take place at 13:00 uk time. SkyF1 will continue their extensive F1 coverage in the UK. While TSN 1 will broadcast in Canada while NBC will have live coverage in the United States.
British Grand Prix 2016 Schedule & Time Table:
Friday, 08 July 2016
First Practice Session: 09:00 a.m uk time
Second Practice Session: 13:00 uk time
Saturday, 09 July 2016
Third Practice Session: 10:00 a.m uk time
Qualifying Round: 13:00 uk time
Sunday, 10 July 2016
British F1 Grand Prix Race: 13:00 uk time.
[ SkyF1 will start their coverage of Friday practice session at around 15:00 uk time while the second practice session begins at around 19:00 uk time ]
Formula 1 2016 Season Results & Calender:
So there will be 21 races in the 2016 season starting with Australia GP out of the way, we will move to Bahrain in couple of weeks time for the second grand prix.
|1||Australia (Albert Park)||20th March||Nico Rosberg|
|2||Bahrain (Sakhir)||03 April||Nico Rosberg|
|3||China (Shanghai)||17 April||Nico Rosberg|
|4||Russian (Sochi)||01 May||Nico Rosberg|
|5||Spanish (Catalunya)||15 May|
|6||Monaco (Monte Carlo)||29 May|
|7||Canadian (Montreal)||12 June|
|8||European (Baku)||19 June|
|9||Austrian (Spielberg)||03 July|
|10||British (Silverstone)||10 July|
|11||Hungary (Budapest)||24 July|
|12||Germany (Hockenheimring)||31 July|
|13||Belgian (Spa-Francorchamps)||28 August|
|14||Italian (Monzai)||04 September|
|15||Singapore (Singapore)||18 September|
|16||Malaysian (Spang)||02 October|
|17||Japanese (Suzuka)||09 October|
|18||USA (Austin)||23 October|
|19||Mexican (Mexico City)||30 October|
|20||Brazilian (Sao Paulo)||13 November|
|21||Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)||27 November|
2016 season promises to be one of the best in the recent years as both Ferrari, McLaren has made some great adjustments to keep the pace with Mercedes for the title race. Now much changes has been made as far as the drivers lineups are concerned we have coverage each and every aspect of the 2016 season and once the F1 season gets underway we will be be updating Formula 1 more frequently.
Last Years Driver Standings
So the championship title race was already finished with Hamilton winning his 10th grand prix of the season in United States but Nico Rosberg managed to overtake Vettel after winning Mexican, Brazilian and Abu Dhabi grand prixs/
Lewis Hamilton will start the defense of his F1 title in the opening grand prix in Australia on 20th March 2016. All car manufacturers has released the designs of their new cars and pre-season testing will take place in Barcelona in the last week of February 2016. We will have live action of each and every grand prix at this page with live links posted throughout the grand prix weekend.