Did Mercedes create its own controversy?

Did Mercedes create its own controversy?

It hasn't taken long for intra-team angst to brew up at Mercedes again, but was Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton's latest row needless? BEN ANDERSON unravels the Chinese Grand Prix

Three races into last year's Formula 1 world championship, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton fell out over the tactics each employed during their duel for victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton won that race, but his Mercedes team-mate - who had dropped behind at the start - was unhappy at the way Hamilton had rebuffed his repeated attempts to repass for the lead. Conversely Hamilton was angered by the superior engine settings Rosberg had used to come back at him.

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