Formula 1

Hamilton wins Austrian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, a winner in Austria
Lewis Hamilton, a winner in Austria

Lewis Hamilton, the reigning Formula 1 driving champion, won Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, his third victory of the racing season.

Hamilton took the lead on the last lap, passing Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg, who finished fourth.

Max Verstappen, a driver with Red Bull Racing, and Kimi Raikkonen, who drives for Ferrari, rounded out the top three finishers. Hamilton picked up 25 points for his win.

Rosberg holds this year’s championship lead with 153 points, but Hamilton only is 11 points behind with 142.

Hamilton has taken the checkered flag in Monaco, Canada and Austria.

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