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F1: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg refocused on winning

Mercedes AMG Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg talked to the reporters Thursday in Monza as they participated in the mandatory FIA press conference.

A journalist asked if the Mercedes AMG team was divided.

“What has happened in the past is in the past and it is what it is. It is important for us to keep a good rapport between us so we can keep the team lifted up – we don’t want one side of the team to want to do one thing,” Hamilton told Sky Sports News HQ.

“That is our job and we have to remember we are ambassadors for one of the biggest brands in the world, Mercedes Benz, so it is really important how we shine a light on that and that is what we are paid to do”.

Rosberg explained it took him five days to apologize to the team after the incident.

“Time and the opinion of others,” Rosberg explained, thereby denying that he had been pressurised into doing so by the team.

“They can’t make me apologise, it was definitely a decision that came from me. After looking at it again, I felt that it was my responsibility. I was not proud in Spa of how it went. I really want to contribute to our sport because I want F1 to be the most entertaining sport in the world,” Rosberg added.

“I am really excited about the races going forward and fighting hard as always. It has not been the easiest or smoothest season, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Hamilton said at the end.

However, neither driver shot a single sideward glance during the 40-minute conference.