Botched strategy, mechanical issues doom Mercedes at F1 Austrian GP

Valtteri Bottas

The retirements came following a dominant Lewis Hamilton victory in France and with the reigning champion heading the early stages on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring.

"It was unbelievable to win at the Red Bull Ring with so many Dutch fans here".

"Up until now, we've not really had a lot of development parts on the vehicle, so it's great to see", he said. "It was wonderful to win here with so many Dutch fans".

Hamilton took the lead from team-mate Valtteri Bottas off the line but was left vulnerable when his rivals all pitted during the early virtual safety auto period while he stayed out on track.

Hamilton was unhappy before his late retirement complaining to his team that "we've just thrown away a win", by bungling the timing of a tyre change.

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen did not play "fair" in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix after refusing to give him a slipstream.

Good news is that Fernando Alonso finished in P8 for McLaren.

Vettel, who started sixth after collecting a three place grid penalty, now has 146 points to Hamilton's 145 after nine rounds and with the Briton's home race at Silverstone next weekend.

"I'm a little bit delirious right now", Ricciardo said after the race. "It was damage limitation for me and a positive day". Going into Turn 3, I could recover two places and was back in second place.

"The auto came good but we just run out of the laps and I think we took it easily too long", he said.

It was the first time that no Mercedes vehicle had reached the finish since the Spanish GP two years ago, when Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed into each other.

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson was slowest, a tenth of a second off Hartley after he had to abandon his final lap having set his personal best first sector.

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Esteban Ocon ended up 11th after his final Q2 lap fell nearly two tenths of a second short of beating Hulkenberg, who improved by enough on his second run to jump ahead of the Force India.

He then blistered his tyres as he tried to make up ground and had to pit again, but was then forced to retire with a loss of fuel pressure - ending the world champion's record streak of 33 races in the points.

Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas also retired on a woeful day for Mercedes.

"My gearbox is gone", he told the team.

Listen to Lewis Hamilton's team radio during the Austrian GP after his team failed to pit him during the safety auto.

"In the first part of the race I seemed to struggle compared to the Saubers around me, but as the tyres got older, the vehicle came alive and was getting stronger".

"This feels f****** good!" he shouted over the team radio.

"I'm not too impressed to be honest", the Australian told Sky Sports television after qualifying seventh - three behind Verstappen - at Red Bull's home circuit.

"I am really happy".

"I had plenty of people coming to see me before the start and saying, 'This was going to be a walk in the park, 1-2, you have the quickest vehicle'".

"So we just discussed that - this was his weekend to go in front".

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