Saturday, 20 September 2014

Hamilton insists relationship with Rosberg is back to normal

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Singapore Grand Prix pole sitter Lewis Hamilton is adamant that the relationship between himself and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg is back to normal following an up and down season for the pair as they continue their intense battle for the 2014 Formula One world championship. 

Hamilton's comments come after the pair were pictured congratulating each other following their seventh front row lock out of the season. Rosberg also congratulated Hamilton by saying:

'If I think back over the lap, seven thousandths of a second is nothing - a little bit here or there and I could have done it, But Lewis did a good job today. Fair play to him. Second place, it is okay. Sure first is better but it's a long race ahead, so that's fine.'

Rosberg goes into today's race hoping to increase the gap in the championship to Lewis Hamilton. As it stands, the German has a 22 point advantage over Hamilton at the top of the championship with six race's left this season. 

Speaking to BBC Sport following the qualifying session, Hamilton spoke about the atmosphere in the team to which he replied:

'It seems to be nice and relaxed. Of course it was difficult after Spa but things look like they are back to normal.'

The Mercedes duo have been utterly dominate this season however it has been Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo who has been there waiting in the wings to pick up the pieces when there have been issues between the Mercedes duo and this weekend it is the Australian once again who has shown he has been the best of the rest as in today's race he will start the race in third place behind the Mercedes pair once again ready to pounce.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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