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Rosberg surpasses dad Keke's F1® win tally

22 Jun 2014

Formula One racing returned to Austria for the first time in 11 years on Sunday - and it proved to be a record-breaking race.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took his third victory of the season, but the victory did more than just extend his lead in the world championship - it also lifted him above his father, 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, on the all-time wins list.

Nico now has six wins, one more than Keke, and the same number as John Surtees, Tony Brooks, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Laffite, Riccardo Patrese, Ralf Schumacher and - rather appropriately for where it was achieved - Austrian legend Jochen Rindt. Only 37 drivers have scored more Grand Prix wins than the German, who is one of only three drivers (along with Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg) to have finished every race in 2014 in the points.

Rosberg's victory means that Mercedes have now reached 20 wins as an F1 constructor, while Lewis Hamilton's second means that the Silver Arrows have now taken six one-twos this season - only four fewer than the record 10 that McLaren scored in 1988 and there are still 11 races to go...

Behind the silver cars, there was joy for Williams' Valtteri Bottas who scored the first podium finish of his F1 career at his 27th attempt. Bottas becomes the seventh Finnish driver to stand on an F1 podium after Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen, Mika Salo, JJ Lehto, Kimi Raikkonen, Heikki Kovalainen - that's quite some achievement given that only eight Finns have ever started a Grand Prix. Bottas' third place gave Williams their first podium of the season (and only their second since 2008) but it also meant more joy for Mercedes as Mercedes-powered cars locked out the podium for the third time this season.

Felipe Massa ensured Williams collected their biggest points haul of the season by coming home fourth, although the Brazilian will likely be slightly disappointed to miss the podium a day after claiming his first pole position since 2008. However, fourth still represents Massa's best result in 2014.

One of the most impressive drives in Spielberg came from Force India's Sergio Perez. The Mexican qualified 11th but started down in 15th after his five-place grid penalty from Canada was applied (and Grosjean started from the pit lane), but he then charged through the field to finish sixth. The nine positions Perez made up in the race were the most of any driver, and he also took the fastest lap for the third time in his career.

Elsewhere, Ferrari's consecutive points streak has rolled on to 75 races with both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen in the top ten. The Spaniard also maintained his record of finishing ahead of the Finn at every race this season.

Finally, despite being cheered on by Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz, the Red Bull-backed teams endured a woeful home event. Sebastian Vettel retired for the third time this year - the most he's had in one season since 2010. Toro Rosso, meanwhile, had their second double retirement in three races - a significant statistic given that they went through the entire 2012 and 2013 seasons without a single double retirement.