Alonso and Raikkonen unhurt in Austria GP crash

Spielberg (Austria), June 22 (IANS) Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were not hurt in a big crash in Sunday’s Formula One Austrian Grand Prix where Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won.

Raikkonen’s Ferrari swerved into the side of Alonso’s McLaren on the first lap and the impact lifted up Alonso’s car which landed on top of the Ferrari, reported Xinhua.

Luckily, both drivers walked away unhurt.

In the meantime, Rosberg got past his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton from the start to win the Austrian GP for a second successive season to close the gap in the F1 championship.

While Hamilton was trying to overtake Rosberg, he was given a five-second penalty after infringing a white lane on a pit exit.

Rosberg stayed in command at the front to capture his third race of the season and the 11th of his career, moving to within 10 points of Hamilton in the standings.

Hamilton has led the drivers’ standings with 169 points. German Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari stands in third on 120.

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