Austrian GP 2015: Nico Rosberg leaves teammate Lewis Hamilton trailing

    Nico Rosberg leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory at the Austrian Grand Prix.

    (CNN)Nico Rosberg took advantage of a fast start to dominate the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday and close the gap in the F1 championship race on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

    Rosberg was also helped by a five-second penalty imposed on Britain's Hamilton for a pit-lane infringement, effectively ending his chances of victory.
    Felipe Massa for Williams held off Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in a tight battle for the final podium spot.
      Four-time world champion Vetttel lost time at a botched pit stop and could not get past the experienced Brazilian, who was on the podium for the 40th time, in the closing laps.
      Rosberg's 11th career win aside, the major talking point was a second corner crash involving two former world champions, Kimi Raikkonen in his Ferrari and McLaren's Fernando Alonso.