Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix as Rosberg fumes
Updated: 2015-04-13 06:28
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 12, 2015. [Photo/CFP]
Lewis Hamilton roared to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix but was then hit by a furious blast from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their long-running feud re-erupted on Sunday.
In a race which finished under the safety car, the Briton made it two wins out of three races this year, with Rosberg second and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third.
Rosberg, who reacted angrily to his near-miss in Saturday's qualifying by snapping at mechanics, at one point demanded that Hamilton speed up as Vettel closed in behind him.
"I wasn't controlling his race, I was controlling my own race," said Hamilton, when asked about team orders to pick up his pace. "I had no real threat from Nico the whole race."
A furious Rosberg shot back: "It's interesting to hear from you, Lewis, that you were just thinking about yourself.
"Driving slower than was really necessary at the beginning of stints opened up the opportunity for Sebastian to try to jump me. It compromised my race."
Hamilton extended his record number of wins in China to four, but victory was overshadowed by his latest spat with Rosberg.