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No need to talk with Nico Rosberg about Austin - Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton does not think he needs to sit down with Nico Rosberg and discuss his aggressive pass at the first corner of the U.S. Grand Prix.

After the Austin race an incensed Rosberg said his Mercedes team-mate "went one step too far" by forcing him off the road at the first corner, which Hamilton also did in Japan two races previous. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff initially said he planned to sit down with both drivers and make sure there was no bad blood, though has since conceded the incident has been blown out of proportion.

Hamilton, who wrapped up the title by winning in Austin, says talks are only necessary if Mercedes feels the need to placate Rosberg.

"We haven't spoken, nor do I think we really need to," Hamilton said. "The reason for me is that I'm very easy-going so I never really have any problems. I think Toto feels that he needs to perhaps sit with Nico to see where his head is at, obviously we don't want any tension in the team. Generally we do often come together and keep it transparent. I don't really have anything to say about it but I'm sure we will sit down and see what Nico's feeling and whatever emotions he has and try and dilute them and move on."

Hamilton also played down the moment which saw Rosberg throw his Pirelli cap at him after the race.

"In terms of the cap thing, I don't know, it was pretty funny -- I don't really have much else to say about it!"

Rosberg is now in a straight fight with Sebastian Vettel for second in the championship and trails the Ferrari driver by four points. With the drivers' and constructors' championship secured Hamilton sees no reason to help his team-mate win that battle.

"The team have not asked me to support him in that role, I'm here to win the race. The team has won the constructors' championship so I think from here on there's not really a huge benefit to the team for me to start helping ... we'll see what Toto wants me to do."