Nico Rosberg attempted to stop Lewis Hamilton's pass on him going into Turn 2, but the block backfired, he lost his front wing and his teammate and main rival for the championship drove on to score the victory in the Austrian Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg took the victory in a dominant performance at Interlagos. The driver of the No. 6 Mercedes AMG Petronas car started from the pole and led all but four laps en route to scoring his 13th career win in Formula 1, fifth of the season and second at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo.
The driver of the No. 6 Mercedes AMG Petronas car won his fifth straight pole with a time of 71.282 and a speed of 138.198 mph. He said afterwards that qualifying was "an area that I had to work on, so I have been working on it through the season. But I don't have a direct explanation, a precise thing I've done different."