As the Mercedes team-mates cool their feud
- Lewis Hamilton photobombed Nico Rosberg before the start of the Canada Grand Prix
- The Mercedes team-mates had a public feud during the Monaco Grand Prix
- Hamilton and Rosberg have since cooled their spat
- Rosberg finished second in Montreal on Sunday, while Hamilton was forced to retire due to a brake failure
Lewis Hamilton’s public feud with Nico Rosberg appeared to be forgotten about ahead of last Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes team-mates have not always seen eye-to-eye over the course of the Formula One season so far, but the pair looked to be in better spirits as Hamilton photobombed Rosberg.
Say cheese: Lewis Hamilton (second right) photobombed Nico Rosberg’s (second left) photo with two fans
Pals? Hamilton (left) & Rosberg (right) fell out during the Monaco Grand Prix but have since cooled their feud
In a light-hearted gesture the British racer gatecrashed Rosberg’s photograph with two fans in Montreal.
The picture amused the Mercedes team, who posted it to their Twitter account with the caption: ‘Best… #photobomb… EVER!!! @LewisHamilton @nico_rosberg #F1 #TheMontREALdeal.’
In the previous Grand Prix at Monaco, Hamilton said him and Rosberg were not friends but merely colleagues following his second place to the German.
A fortnight ago, Hamilton was visibly angry that Rosberg ruined his final qualifying lap at Monaco by stopping just off the track.
The German had braked too late — he said accidentally; Hamilton implied it was intentional.
The duo had previously both insisted their friendship, which goes back to their childhood as team-mates in karting, would survive the fierce test of a championship battle.
Indicators that their differences had healed were evident during the race weekend in North America with the pair cooling their dispute before Rosberg took second place, while a brake failure forced Hamilton to retire midway through the race.
Podium finish: Rosberg (centre) finished second at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday
Wheeled away: Hamilton (centre) was forced to retire midway through the Canada GP to a brake failure