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Rosberg spat 'done and dusted' - Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton insists it is business as usual at Mercedes ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix and his spat with Nico Rosberg is "done and dusted".

Tension between the team-mates hit new heights in Monaco after a controversial qualifying session gifted Rosberg pole position with victory following on Sunday. The pair did not talk on the podium after the race and in the immediate aftermath Hamilton said Rosberg was merely a colleague and not a friend.

However, after talking the situation through last week, Hamilton tweeted that he and Rosberg had resolved their differences and were still friends.

"There's not really much more to say," Hamilton said in Canada on Thursday. "I said it in the message. We spoke after the race and just like friends we have our ups and downs and we have known each other for a long, long time. It's done and dusted now and we look forward to working together to try and help this team win the constructors' championship."

Hamilton insisted nothing had changed in the team as a result of the spat.

"There's no difference. Nico and I spoke and then we individually spoke with the team and nothing has really changed. The team has done a great job in supporting us in the way it's run with Paddy [Lowe] and Toto [Wolff] - their support has been great. It's now full steam ahead and we had dinner with the team yesterday and things have never been better. We are just going from strength to strength.

"People have ups and downs so it's no different to any other experience Nico and I have had in the whole years we have been racing together, so we move on, push forward and there is a long way to go in this season. I'm looking forward to that battle."

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