Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's late Austrian GP crash analysed
Last Updated: 13/07/16 3:49pm
Sky Sports F1's Anthony Davidson offers in-depth analysis of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's final-lap collision at the Austrian GP.
With Rosberg leading the race heading into Turn Two, Hamilton attempted a move around the outside of his Mercedes team-mate but the duo made contact and the world champion was forced off the track.
The German came off worse from the crash, however, and Davidson was puzzled as to why Rosberg - who was later handed a ten-second penalty by the race stewards - didn't try to make the corner.
Hamilton had rapidly gained on the other W07 after Rosberg clipped the kerb at Turn One and his eventual race victory cut the gap in the Drivers' Championship to just 11 points.
Toto Wolff said that Rosberg was suffering with a brake issue but said the crash, Mercedes' second of the season following the first-lap Spanish GP incident, was "brainless".
Davidson says: "The fact he runs past the apex means Rosberg probably has got a brake issue, but I'm watching the hands on the wheel as well and it's clear to see that even if you're running out wide, he doesn't really even attempt to make the corner.
"He puts about a half degree steering angle on and the two make contact, and then he goes on the full lock.
"From Lewis's on-board, when he is in the braking zone, he leaves enough of a car's space on the inside, so I can see why they've called Nico up to the stewards."