Lewis Hamilton: 'I won't play mind games with Nico Rosberg'

Lewis Hamilton insists that he has no intention of playing mind games with McLaren teammate Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that there is no need to play mind games with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg during their battle for the Formula 1 title.

The Brit reduced Rosberg's lead at the top of the standings to four points with a victory in the British Grand Prix, but Hamilton is eager to dismiss suggestions that each driver has been trying to get the edge over their rival off the track.

"I'm not trying to play mind games with Nico, he's a very, very intelligent driver," the 29-year-old told reporters. "You talk about mind games, we're not playing mind games but every time you go faster that has an effect on the mind.

"Inevitably you say something and people can interpret that as mind games, but this year we are fierce competitors and going to be head to head for hopefully the rest of the year so hopefully whoever can keep their head more, and most, will probably come out on top."

Hamilton and Rosberg will renew their rivalry at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014
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