Rosberg hit with 10s penalty and reprimand for clash

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Nico Rosberg has been handed a 10-second time penalty for colliding with Lewis Hamilton but retains fourth place in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was attacking Rosberg on the outside of Turn 2 on the final lap of the race, with the championship leader running deep into the corner and the pair colliding. Rosberg's front wing was broken in the incident, allowing Hamilton to go on to win while his team-mate limped home in fourth place.

Rosberg ended the race under investigation from the stewards for both causing a collision and failing to stop with a severely damaged car, and over three hours later was handed a penalty.

Then ten-second time penalty - which was relating to the collision with Hamilton - does not impact on Rosberg's finishing position as he was over 14 seconds clear of Daniel Ricciardo in fifth place. Rosberg also received two penalty points for the incident.

"Having taken note of the extensive evidence given by both drivers and the video and telemetry data, it was apparent that Car 44 [Hamilton] was in front of Car 6 [Rosberg] - i.e. more than fully alongside - and that the driver of Car 44 could have clearly made the turn (T2) on the track, if not for the resultant collision," the stewards decision read.

"Car 6 did not allow Car 44 'racing room' and hence the driver of Car 6 was responsible for the collision."

The stewards handed the German his first reprimand of the past season for continuing to drive with a severely damaged car, spreading debris across the track and with his front wing lodged under the car.

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