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Lewis Hamilton bumps teammate Nico Rosberg out of way for F1 win

SPIELBERG, Austria — Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix after colliding with Nico Rosberg on the final lap, an incident he blamed on his teammate.

The Mercedes drivers touched as Hamilton sought to overtake. Formula One points leader Rosberg lost his front wing and finished fourth.

"I left a lot of room, but (Rosberg) locked up and crashed into me," Hamilton said. "He was in my blind spot. I don't really know what happened."

Max Verstappen in a Red Bull was second, and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari was third.

Hours after the race, stewards penalized Rosberg 10 seconds for causing the crash, leaving him in fourth. His lead over Hamilton fell to 11 points.

Rosberg and Hamilton have a long history of clashes, including in the Spanish Grand Prix in May, when a crash knocked both out of the race.

Rosberg said that though his brakes had overheated, "everything was under control" and that he was "very surprised" at Hamilton's move.

Lewis Hamilton bumps teammate Nico Rosberg out of way for F1 win 07/03/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 3, 2016 9:27pm]
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