Nico Rosberg: ‘I Have Huge Respect For Lewis Hamilton But We Are Not Best Friends’

Outgoing world champion >Nico Rosberg has said that he is open to rekindling his old friendship with >Lewis Hamilton.

As teammates at >Mercedes until last year, the pair shared a particularly acrimonious relationship, even though they had been childhood best friends.

"Hamilton and [Valtteri] Bottas are not friends," F1 legend >Niki Lauda told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But there is no hate, as there was between Lewis and Nico. It was bad for the team but not for them, because it pushed them to go faster."

Now, with Rosberg at the end of his first year of retirement, the German said that he would be happy to be friends with Hamilton again.

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