Nico Rosberg has been issued a 10-second time penalty added to the end of his race time for causing a collision and two penalty points assessed, but otherwise has escaped sanction from the FIA stewards following a several-hour deliberation post-race at today’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the 71st and final lap of the race. Rosberg turned into his Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate while Hamilton ran wide on corner exit, but was sufficient enough to continue and then go on to win the race.
Rosberg fell to fourth as a result and came under fire after the race.
On the whole, this decision from the stewards doesn’t do much – it doesn’t take Rosberg back in the championship, for instance.
But it does assign fault to him for the contact, and only stokes the fire even more between the two teammates heading into next week’s British Grand Prix from Silverstone.
See quick thoughts from NBCSN F1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.