Mercedes: Chapter closed after clear the air talks

By on Monday, May 23, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes insists it has put its intra-team collision at the Spanish Grand Prix behind it after clear the air talks were held between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton and Rosberg collided on the opening lap at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with both drivers spinning into retirement.

Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the pair say they have put the incident behind them.

"Barcelona was the worst feeling but, like I always say, the true test is how you get back up when you've been knocked down," said Hamilton.

"It was a tough moment for all of us after the race but it's now chapter closed and looking ahead to Monaco."

Rosberg, who is chasing a fourth straight victory in Monaco, echoed Hamilton's comments.

"I was gutted after what happened in Spain - for myself, but mostly for the team," he said.

"We're in this together and I know how hard everybody works to make these amazing cars, so for us to leave them both in the gravel is the worst possible scenario. But we've talked it through and now it's time to leave it in the past."

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