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Hamilton clinches second

Published:Monday | June 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM


Lewis Hamilton narrowly missed out on winning yesterday's Austrian Grand prix, after producing a stunning first lap and then scything through the field to finish an amazing second.

Teammate Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag in one hour, 27:54.976 minutes, with Hamilton 1.9 seconds behind to complete a Mercedes one-two for the sixth time this season.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas, who started from second on the grid, finished third to pick up the first-ever podium finish of his Formula One career.

"It would have been great if I'd started where perhaps I should have started this weekend - but (this was about) damage limitation. To get from ninth to second and be pressuring Nico at the end of the race really shows the pace that I had this weekend."

Starting from ninth on the grid after a wretched final qualifying session on Saturday, Hamilton darted between Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat to move quickly into seventh place before overtaking Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen.

When he went past Fernando Alonso of Ferrari at Turn Eight, he was fourth before the first lap had ended.

Hamilton lies second on 136 points in the drivers' standings, 29 adrift of Rosberg.