Hamilton promises no dirty tricks

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he won't be looking for revenge against Nico Rosberg

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he won't be looking for revenge against Nico Rosberg

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Lewis Hamilton has promised he will not be seeking revenge against Nico Rosberg following his Mercedes team-mate's actions in Sunday's controversial Belgian Grand Prix.

All-out war has now broken out between Hamilton and Rosberg in this season's Formula One world title fight following the events that unfolded at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Hamilton claimed the lap-two collision between the duo was engineered "on purpose" by Rosberg to "make a point". The German says his version of events is very different.

The incident ultimately forced Hamilton to retire, and with Rosberg going on to finish runner-up, the Briton is now 29 points adrift in the drivers' standings with seven races remaining.

Hamilton, though, has vowed to keep it clean in his bid to claw back the deficit, and that there will be no retaliation.

"The weekend was damaging," said Hamilton.

"I don't know how I'm going to get back those 29 points, but what I do know is I've a great group of people behind me.

"The poor guys on my side of the garage have had quite a lot of bad races.

"But I know with their support and that of the fans, the fact we've a great car, a great team and we should be finishing one-two, I really hope I can bring them some good results moving forwards.

"Whatever the case I will always put the team first and I won't take anything into my own hands."

Asked whether he could trust Rosberg should they be wheel to wheel at the next race in Italy, Hamilton said: "I'll have to make sure we're not wheel to wheel."

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