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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg clear the air

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg seem to have come to their senses by putting an end to their feud which got out of control at last weeks Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton made the announcement on his Facebook page on Friday afternoon and one that must come as a huge relief to his Mercedes team, "We have been friends a long time & as friends we have our ups & downs. Today we spoke & we're cool, still friends #noproblem."

Tensions between the two have been building during the first part of the season as they both chase the Formula 1 World Championship and it was around the streets of the Principality during qualifying three that it finally came to a head.

With Rosberg sitting top of the times in Q3, the German locked up coming into Mirabeau forcing him down the escape road. 

Hamilton was on a flying lap at the time and heading towards an all important pole position when the yellow flags came out as a result of Rosberg's manoeuvre, effectively killing off Hamilton's chances of starting from there front of the grid.

Hamilton suggested Rosberg had behaved in similar fashion to a 2006 incident in Monaco when seven-times champion Michael Schumacher was found guilty of deliberately crashing his Ferrari at La Rascasse.

After looking at the data from Rosberg's car it was decided by the stewards that he was not guilty of any wrongdoing and retained pole position, much to the annoyance of Hamilton.

Rosberg went on to clinch his second consecutive win in Monaco and in the process moved four points clear of his team mate after round six of the championship.

For now it appears the dark clouds have dispersed from the Mercedes garage however as the title clash hots up, in what looks to be a two horse race between the duo, expect swords to cross once again.

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