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Lewis Hamilton still believes Nico Rosberg deliberately brought out yellow flags during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Hamilton said on Sunday night, per The Guardian: "I wish you could have seen the data. I saw something late on last night and all I could do was smile.”
He added that he would be able to put the situation right (right to him, anyway) because he is faster than his team-mate.
Meanwhile, Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda confirmed things are still not well between the two men. He told Autosport:
I understand all the comments and I have to wait two or three days, but before it goes to Canada it will be solved. I will speak to them like I always do. They always call me when they have problems, so I think it will sort itself out.
There are certain limits and these certain limits I can reintroduce because I speak their language, the drivers' language, and they do understand me, they like me and there is no issue.
Lauda added in a separate interview with Sky F1 that he felt Hamilton had more natural talent, but Rosberg was better on the engineering and technical side.
Rosberg was cleared of wrongdoing after the stewards studied the incident and telemetry, but that hasn't stopped fans and observers debating whether the move was intentional. Even Kimi Raikkonen thought the event worthy of more than five seconds of his time, saying to BBC Sport:
I saw he locked the wheel and ran wide but obviously I am not here to judge anybody and say what was true and what was not. He knows himself. Obviously it is hard to say was it a mistake or not. Everybody will have their own opinion about this.
As any police officer will tell you, there's a world of difference between knowing a person did something and being able to prove it to the relevant authorities. Guilty people are often found innocent.
But then, so are innocent people.
Whatever the truth, both men will head to Canada with an extra incentive to do well.