Lewis Hamilton seized a thrilling victory at the Austrian Grand Prix on the very last lap.
The world champion was hunting down his Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg and moved into the lead after the pair sensationally touched.
Rosberg ran wide into Turn One and Hamilton closed the gap. He then attempted to pass Rosberg around the outside but the two Mercedes clashed and Rosberg damaged his front wing.
The championship leader limped across the line in fourth place while Hamilton cruised to the chequered flag.
Not only did Rosberg lose the lead but he was soon under investigation for causing a collision and continuing to drive around the track with a damaged car.
Max Verstappen finished second at Red Bull's home race at the Red Bull Ring while Kimi Raikkonen finished third for Ferrari.
It may not have been a podium but it was still a champagne moment for Pascal Wehrlein, who won his first point in F1 finishing a brilliant 10th for Manor.
Daniel Ricciardo collected fifth place ahead of the McLaren of Jenson Button, who had started the race in third.
It was another solid performance by Romain Grosjean finishing seventh for Haas ahead of Carlo Sainz Jr's Toro Rosso and the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.
The Ferrari racer had been running on the super soft tyre he started the race on but it appeared that the tyre had been pushed beyond its life.
"The tyre exploded out of the blue," said Vettel, who was 'celebrating' his 29th birthday in Austria. "The signs after the first couple of laps were that everyone was going longer than expected."
The safety car came out while the debris was cleared from the track, unusually leading the cars down the pit lane so the main straight could be tidied up.
A stream of cars took the chance to switch to the more durable soft tyres, including the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
When the race restarted, Rosberg, who had pitted earlier than Hamilton in the initial phase of the race, was tasked with winning the race from the front without pitting again and handing advantage to his teammate.
On Lap 55, Hamilton pitted for a set of soft tyres while Rosberg stopped on the next lap for the faster ultra soft tyres.
Hamilton had complained on the team radio: "Why is he on the softer tyre than me?"
With the question left hanging, the reigning world champion set about chasing down Rosberg and closed to within half a second, setting the fastest lap of the race - a one minute, 8.411 seconds - on Lap 67.
In the end, the tyre choice didn't matter as the two Mercedes drivers settled who won the race among themselves.
Watch highlights of a thrilling Austrian Grand Prix at 6pm on Channel 4.