Mercedes feud: Monaco is just the start
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Mercedes feud: Monaco is just the start

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The simmering tensions between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg publicly boiled over in Monaco. JONATHAN NOBLE thinks that was just the start

Wandering around the Monaco paddock in the hours after qualifying last weekend it was hard to find many people who were totally convinced that Nico Rosberg had made just a simple mistake. While the majority of drivers and team bosses pleaded the 'Fifth Amendment' for public declarations, that they were so cautious in proffering their true opinion said all you really needed to know.

Indeed, when the microphones were put away, the notebooks closed up and the pens put down, it was clear there were a number of current drivers, former drivers and team bosses who had their suspicions Rosberg had run down the Mirabeau escape road on purpose.

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