Lewis Hamilton has claimed there is “no issue” between Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and himself going into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Speaking in the press conference on Thursday, Hamilton insisted there is no ill feeling between them following Rosberg's claim that he deliberately backed him into Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in Shanghai last weekend, which affected his strategy.
“It’s something we spoke about after the race, I don’t particularly want to go back into it,” said Hamilton. “But obviously we heard the comments after the race and some people have spun those words in whichever way they wanted to spin them.
“Moving forwards, we were reunited as a team this weekend, and we’ll try and do a great job. There is no issue between myself and Nico, we saw each other this morning and everything is good.
“So there are going to be times when people are unhappy about things, but y’know we’re grown ups, we move past it.”
No change of approach
Hamilton insisted that he wouldn’t change his approach following the latest spat between them.
“I just do my talking on the track, that’s how it’s always been since I was 8-years old,” said Hamilton. “Naturally, you just try to learn from decisions you take, experiences you have and hope that you get better. Try and do your best.
“All the stuff that comes out of the car, I have no particular interest in it.”
Gunning for his first Bahrain pole
Hamilton has never qualified on pole for at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit, and says he wants to put that right this weekend.
“[I’ll treat it] the same as every race, excited for it,” he added. “Learn from the last race and improve, and I’ve been on the front row and not been on pole here, so naturally that’s something I want to try to change.”