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Jun 22

F1: Rosberg Holds Off Challenge From Hamilton To Win Austrian GP

Nico Rosberg leads teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

leads teammate during the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One returned to business as usual Sunday as Nico Rosberg led Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix for the sixth 1-2 finish by Mercedes.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian GP two weeks ago and took pole position for Sunday’s race but this had little effect on Mercedes which had missed out on the front row of the grid for the first time this season.

“I was still very confident going into the race and knew I could win starting from third,” said Rosberg, who celebrated his third win of the year and sixth overall as he extended his lead in the drivers’ championship over Hamilton to 29 points — 165 vs. 136.

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Jun 21

Formula 1 Notebook: Williams Racing Shines Ahead Of Austrian GP

Pole-winner Felipe Massa (center) poses with Nico Rosberg (left) and teammate Valtteri Bottas (right) after Austrian GP qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pole-winner (center) poses with (left) and teammate (right) after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 season has been dominated by the Mercedes duo of and Nico Rosberg, but on Saturday in Austria it was Martini Racing shining with a 1-2 effort in qualifying.

Felipe Massa managed to capture his first pole position since the 2008 Brazilian GP, while teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed the best qualifying performance of his career. We caught up with the Williams duo and their fellow drivers to see what they had to say before Sunday’s race.

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‘Don’t Rule Me Out,’ Says Hamilton After Qualifying Ninth

Lewis Hamilton is optimistic and laid back heading into Sunday's Austrian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton is optimistic and laid back heading into Sunday’s Austrian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton says he’s looking forward to fighting his way up from ninth on the grid in Austria.

The Mercedes driver was surprisingly upbeat given his disastrous qualifying session, which began with his first lap time being cancelled for exceeding track limits, and ended with a spin at Turn 2 on his final run.

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Jun 21

F1: Massa Takes Surprise Pole For Austrian GP

Felipe Massa drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa felt like kickstarting his Formula One career after earning his first pole since 2008 as stunned Mercedes in qualifying on Saturday.

Massa and teammate posted the two fastest times, setting up the first Formula One race of the season without Mercedes in the front row.

Championship leader was third, while Mercedes teammate went off track in the final qualifying round and will start ninth.

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Jun 20

F1: Perez Keeps Austrian GP Grid Penalty After New Hearing

Sergio Perez is ready to move on after his incident with Felipe Massa (not pictured). (Photo: Getty Images)

is ready to move on after his incident with (not pictured). (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez still has the five-place grid penalty imposed after the crash with Felipe Massa in Canada, despite the FIA holding a new hearing today.

Perez was given a chance to present his case, which was backed up by telemetry from . However the stewards decided to confirm the decision made by their Canadian counterparts.

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Jun 19

F1: Massa can’t ‘trust’ Perez after crash; Force India asks FIA for review

Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil (R) and Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico (L) crash at turn 1 during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on June 8, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

driver (R) and driver (L) crash at turn 1 on the final lap of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images)

The FIA could take another look at the Felipe Massa/Sergio Perez incident at the Canadian GP after Force India claimed that it had “new elements” to back up its case.

Perez received a five-place grid penalty for this weekend after the last lap incident.

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