Lewis Hamilton is keen to put the internal tensions at Mercedes to one side and do his talking on track at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Hamilton claimed his eighth victory in the last ten Formula 1 races in China last weekend, but the result was overshadowed by accusations made by his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg claimed that Hamilton had deliberately driven slowly during the race to back his championship rival into the clutches of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, putting the team’s fortunes at risk.
The German driver eventually finished the race in second place behind his teammate after pulling away from Vettel in the final stint of the race, but was left fuming.
Instead of reacting to Rosberg’s comments, Hamilton has said that he would rather do his talking out on track when racing wheel to wheel.
“I just do my talking on the track, that’s how it’s always been since I was eight years old,” Hamilton said. “And naturally you just try to learn from decisions you take and experiences you have and hope that you get better.
“You just do your talking on the track and try to do your best. All the stuff that comes out of the car I have no particular interest in it.”
Hamilton believes that Mercedes will reunite as a team in Bahrain this weekend, claiming that there are no problems between him and Rosberg.
“We’re moving forwards and we will reunite as a team this weekend and try to do a great job,” he said. “There’s no issue between me and Nico. We saw each other this morning and everything is good.
“There are going to be times when people are unhappy about some things, but we’re grown-ups and we move past it.”
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