When it comes to rivalries, the Mercedes duo are more manufactured opponents than bitter enemies, writes Alan Tyers.
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the paddock after the Bahrain Grand Prix
Set-up changes to the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg aimed at making the Mercedes competitive against Ferrari contributed to the brake problems both cars faced during the Bahrain GP.
Kimi Raikkonen passed at Turn 1 as he suffered a brake-by-wire problem on the penultimate lap in Bahrain.
World champion says Ferrari "gave us a run for our money" as he claimed third victory of the season in Bahrain.
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the paddock after qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Qualified third after losing rhythm in middle session after trying to go too easy on his tyres.
Hamilton concerned with Ferrari's race pace despite taking pole, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lining up second and fourth.
World champion says Mercedes' one-lap pace meant they could put main attention on perfecting race pace on Friday in Bahrain.
Rosberg thinks Ferrari will be a genuine threat for the victory on Sunday, even though Mercedes has maintained one-lap advantage.
German pips Lewis Hamilton to P1 as Mercedes shows it has still maintained one-lap advantage over Ferrari.
German says any falling out between Mercedes drivers is 'irrelevant' to Ferrari and expects both men to have put rift behind them in Bahrain.
Says finishing position is still second priority as McLaren looks to continue making progress, but thinks a place in Q2 is possible in Bahrain.
Nico Rosberg says 'It was very important [to beat Hamilton] already in Malaysia, so that doesn't change.'
Mercedes driver was criticised by Chinese feminist group Object for spraying grid girl with champagne on podium in Shanghai.
World champion says he has spoken to Nico Rosberg and insists there is "no issue" lingering between the Mercedes drivers since the Chinese Grand Prix.
Former world champion Mika Hakkinen says that Lewis Hamilton is carrying momentum from last season.
Rosberg says he 'starts from scratch again' going into the Bahrain Grand Prix despite being unhappy with Mercedes team-mate in China.
Mercedes boss insists team did everything to ensure nothing 'carried over' to Bahrain Grand Prix between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
ESPN rounds up the best radio soundbites from China as Daniil Kvyat does his best Bruce Springsteen impression and Nico Rosberg asks another car to go faster.
The Final Stint: ESPN looks back on the main talking points from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Former Red Bull driver Mark Webber says that teams in F1 always enjoy periods of success before others overtake them.
After the first cracks in this year's team unity started to show at Mercedes, Maurice Hamilton looks at which of the British newspapers took the opportunity to stir the pot...
Toto Wolff warns drivers Mercedes may start making firmer calls from pit wall this year if it feels race victories are coming under threat.
A storm in a teacup or storm clouds gathering? Kate Walker analyses the spat between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg following the Chinese Grand Prix.
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