Rosberg and Hamilton's hidden F1 warzone
The epic Bahrain battle between the Mercedes drivers was a thriller. But as EDD STRAW explains, what you saw was only part of the story
Battles for the drivers' championship define seasons. What the Bahrain Grand Prix offered us, as well as one of the best Formula 1 races of the 21st century, was the first genuine shooting war in the tantalising head to head between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
On track, Rosberg was the aggressor, but off it, it was Hamilton who was on the front foot. During the weekend, he wasted no opportunity to highlight the unseen battleground that will prove a deciding factor in which of the pair prevails.
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