Hamilton: No need for Rosberg talks

By on Friday, October 30, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

World Champion Lewis Hamilton has downplayed suggestions that he and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg should sit down and discuss their on-track clash during last weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton edged Rosberg wide to take the lead at Turn 1, a move which later left the German critical of Hamilton's 'aggressive' stance.

Hamilton proposed that any talks would need to take place between team boss Toto Wolff and Rosberg, in order to understand the latter's feelings.

"We haven’t spoken, not that I think we really need to," he explained. "The reason for me is just that I’m very easy going and so I never really have any problems.

"I think Toto feels that he needs to perhaps sit with Nico to see where his head’s at. Obviously we don’t want any tension in the team. Generally we do often come together and just keep it transparent.

"I don’t really have anything to say about it but of course I’m sure we will sit down and see what Nico’s feeling and whatever emotions he has and try and dilute them and then move on."

Rosberg sits four points behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the battle for second in the championship behind Hamilton but the Briton says he has no intentions of helping Rosberg to secure the runner-up position.

"The team has not asked me to support him in that role as I’m here to win the race," he commented.

"The team has won the Constructors’ Championship so I think from here on there’s not really a huge benefit for the team for me to start helping."

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