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  1. Bottas wins, Vettel 2nd, Ricciardo 3rd, Hamilton 4th
  2. Vettel accuses Bottas of jump start - but Bottas is cleared by stewards
  3. Verstappen and Alonso out after crash, Magnussen, Sainz also out
  4. British GP live on radio 5 live and sport website from Friday

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

And then there were three?

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The Austrian Grand Prix may not be a race that lives long in the memory but it was one that has quite possibly seen Valtteri Bottas crash the title-battle party.

Lewis Hamilton needs that winning feeling back and back soon. There's no better place for that to happen than his home grand prix.

It's the British Grand Prix up next weekend. Join us for live audio and text coverage of first practice on Friday.

See you then.

Almost time for us to wrap things up here. Before we go, don't forget to have a look at Andrew Benson's take on the Austrian Grand Prix.

Read his report here.

Valtteri Bottas turns down a 'shoey' from Daniel Ricciardo

Lightning reaction from Valtteri Bottas here to avoid drinking a shoey.

Almost as quick as his start to the race.

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Ups and downs at Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo has found his form. He has now finished on the podium in five consecutive races.

His Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen, however, has now retired from five of the last seven races.


Bottas - did he or didn't he?

Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas on the podium
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The stewards say he didn't, but Sebastian Vettel thinks Valtteri Bottas jumped the start.

It is a subject that is also causing plenty of debate on social media, with some eagle-eyed observers finding images that suggest his tyres did move before lights out.


Readers of this page fancied Lewis Hamilton to finish on the podium with 40% of you saying he would take third place.

Not far off.

'A difficult weekend'

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton has now failed to finish on podium in four of the last six races. Not the form of a title winner.

"It has obviously been a difficult weekend," he told Sky Sports after the race.

"I have a couple of downtime days now and I look forward to seeing the British Grand Prix crowd, hopefully won't approach Silverstone with any problems."

Lewis Hamilton wasn't in celebratory mood, despite a decent finish of fourth after starting eighth...

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Regular Jon: Frustrating 18mths as a Lewis Hamilton fan. Quite clear he's best driver, with best car, yet things just aren't white going for him.

David Milner: Vettel - ram another driver, get off lightly then moan constantly because someone got a better start than you.

Jeremiah Kariuki: Good 3 points for Williams after looking written off from yesterday's qualifying! Their tyre strategy worked.

Here's that winning moment....

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins his second F1 race.

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Daniel Ricciardo has been very, very consistent in the last couple of races in a car which hasn't been fancied round here.

To pull out a genuine third place and a fesity one too holding off Hamilton he can be very happy.

No shoey for Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo
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So, the big question... is Daniel Ricciardo going to 'do a shoey'?

The answer is, of course!

Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas know what is coming. They attempt to slope off the podium as Ricciardo removes his sweaty, sweaty boot.

Bottas doesn't get far enough way, though, and as Ricciardo attempts to force him to drink it, the Finn bats it away. He's having none of that!

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, who took third place, said: "It was a fun race, there were some decisive moments at the start and then defending the last couple of laps.

"But I stuck to my breaking points and held off. Max Verstappen got the home podium last year and I was a bit envious so it's nice to be up.

"The second last lap was the tightest and Hamilton got close but I was very pleased to see the chequered flag."

And about that start by Bottas, Vettel adds: "I was pretty sure he jumped it. Ask Daniel about it."

'I needed one more lap'

Sebastian Vettel, who finished second: "How would you feel if you were just shy of half a second behind the winner? It was very close.

"I was very happy in the second stint of the race. As soon as we put on the super-soft tyre the car came alive. I think I needed one more lap because Bottas was really struggling to get up the hill."

'Start of my life'

Valtteri Bottas
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Race winner Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas said: "I had a bit of deja-vu in the end from Russia, Vettel was catching up but the problem was I had a massive blister.

"At the beginning I could control the race but it was trickier towards the end.

"I'm really happy, it's only the second win in my career. I think that was the start of my life."

Martin Brundle heads onto the podium once the champagne has been sprayed about. He's conducting the interviews.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas' win means he's 15 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship.

Is the two-horse race now a three-horse race?

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Sebastian Vettel

Second place for Sebastian Vettel means he leads the championship by 20 points.

It's going to need a stunning display by Lewis Hamilton as we head towards the halfway stage of the season.

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Sho Rahman: Lewis should've made that move on Ricciardo stick. Painful finish for him.

Mark Voisey: Well it only took 69 laps, but the #AustrianGP finally woke up! Great drive by Grosjean too!

Amanda: Ask once if a jumpstart, ok. Ask twice? Bringing the sport into disrepute. Drive fair, Vettel! Yay, Bottas!

Handshakes in the pre-podium room before Daniel Ricciardo says to Valtteri Bottas: "You're start..." and Sebastian Vettel jokes: "He jumped it, jumped it 100%."

'Fantastic by Bottas'

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Mercedes non-executive chairmanNiki Lauda speaking to Jennie Gow on BBC 5 live:

"Fantastic job by Valtteri Bottas he couldn't have done a better job. I wish Lewis Hamilton could have got on the podium, almost."

Austrian GP result

11) Palmer 12) Vandoorne 13) Hulkenberg 14) Wehrlein 15) Ericsson 16) Kvyat

Retired: Sainz, Magnussen, Alonso, Verstappen

Austrian GP top 10

1) Bottas 2) Vettel 3) Ricciardo 4) Hamilton 5) Raikkonen 6) Grosjean 7) Perez 8) Ocon 9) Massa 10) Stroll

Valtteri Bottas crosses the line

Valtteri Bottas managed to hold off Sebastian Vettel to take the victory - the second of his career.

Another short, sharp YES! by Bottas. Huge relief after that tense battle.

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo manged to hold off Lewis Hamilton in the end to take third.

Chequered flag


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Hamilton is battling it out with Ricciardo for third place and down the road Bottas is having to fight off Vettel for first place.

A fascinating end to what has been a reasonably tepid Grand Prix.

"Last lap, get your elbows out." That's the message to Daniel Ricciardo.

Valtteri Bottas

Meanwhile, there's red all over Valtteri Bottas' rear mirrors, but the Finn is holding Sebastian Vettel at bay. He looks to have done enough...


Lewis Hamilton attacks down to Turn 3... the two run side by side.. but Daniel Ricciardo just holds onto third.

Hamilton will be back for more...

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Lewis Hamilton is in DRS range for Daniel Ricciardo. Two laps to go. Hold onto your hats...

And then Sebastian Vettel loses a bit of time in traffic. Not much, a tenth of a second, but a little bit of breathing space for Valtteri Bottas.

This could be a tasty finish. Not only has Lewis Hamilton found a bit more, but so has Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari is just 1.1 seconds behind race leader Valtteri Bottas...

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Jolyon Palmer
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Another man on the charge is Renault's Jolyon Palmer in 11th place. He's been hunting down Lance Stroll for the entire race. A good drive from Palmer exactly when he needed it.

Here's an angry Raikkonen

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen turns the air blue after losing time behind back markers.

Lewis Hamilton bangs in another fastest lap - a 1:07.424 and with four laps to go he is 1.3 seconds behind Daniel Ricciardo.

"I need everything now," says Hamilton.