Nico Rosberg believes his and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes rivalry was “more complicated” than the Briton’s current battle with Max Verstappen.

Rosberg and Hamilton were team-mates at Mercedes between 2013-16, and it was from 2014, when the German outfit rose to the summit of Formula 1, that tensions between the pair really began to escalate.

The relationship between both drivers completely broke down within the team, with several key collisions and flashpoints along the way, the kind of situation which Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he would never allow to happen again.

Rosberg departed Mercedes and Formula 1 after winning the 2016 Drivers’ Championship, and now he gets to be an outsider looking in on the 2021 title battle between Hamilton and Max Verstappen, one which took a controversial turn after their collision at Silverstone.

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