Hamilton rules out friendship with Mercedes teammate Rosberg
'Livid' Hamilton rules out friendship with Merc teammate Rosberg
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The grudge between Mercedes' Formula One drivers has reportedly mounted since Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton ruled out friendship with teammate Nico Rosberg as he believes that the German deliberately ruined is final qualifying lap in the fifth race of the season.
Hamilton has not yet accepted Rosberg's apology for delaying the Englishman's effort to win the race by delaying him, while he said that they were not friends, although the German gave the opposite view.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, on what Hamilton evidently sees as Rosberg's wrongdoing in qualifying on Saturday, the Briton said that he wishes the media could have seen the data, adding that he is sure that they did see it on TV.
Hamilton added that if they have not seen what was on TV then they should go and watch it as he saw something late on while viewing the race and all he could do was smile.
The former world champion also said that he is not going to tell anyone, and just wishes that they could see it for themselves.
Rosberg was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing on Saturday after a stewards' investigation into a trip into the escape road on his final qualifying lap, which prevented Hamilton completing his own lap and challenging him for pole position and that resulted in the mounting tension between the two teammates.
Meanwhile, Niki Lauda, the Mercedes F1 chairman, admitted that tensions were rising and said that he would go to talk to Hamilton and Rosberg and try to calm the drivers down before the next race in Canada or try to defuse the issue.
Moreover, Lauda said that Rosberg and Hamilton are teammates and as both are competing for the Formula One championship, but added that one has to be a 'b******' if one wants to win in formula one.
Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to come back on the top spot in the drivers' rankings, four points adrift of Hamilton, the report added. (ANI)
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