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Nico Rosberg not surprised by Lewis Hamilton 'respect'

Nico Rosberg says that there is still "respect" between himself and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Nico Rosberg has said that there is still "respect" between himself and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

With his victory in Singapore - his third on the trot - German Rosberg recaptured the lead of the world championship.

It was on the occasion of his 200th career grand prix, but earlier Hamilton had answered "not really" when asked if he wanted to congratulate Rosberg on the milestone.

However, Briton Hamilton was then the first to congratulate Rosberg as he emerged from his cockpit after winning on Sunday, and he was also complimentary of his championship rival's win throughout the post-race interviews.

Asked if that praise had been a surprise, Rosberg told Germany's Auto Bild: "No, the respect between us is still there.

"I had a good weekend so it's normal that he recognises that. I would do exactly the same the other way around, and have done in the past."

Rosberg, however, did not want to talk about the likelihood of keeping his new championship lead throughout the final six races of 2017, although he was happy to hear about boss Toto Wolff's claim that Rosberg is currently in the form of his life.

"It's good to hear that. They are cool words from Toto," he said.

The season continues next weekend in Malaysia.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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