"That was tough," Hamilton admitted. "So I understand the feelings Mark had. I got my position back but it was a risky manoeuvre, which could have caused us both to not finish the race."
Overall, Hamilton said that he was happy with the new phase of his F1 career at Mercedes and described 2013 so far as "a dream start to the year for me" especially as he'd moved to a car potentially two seconds slower than the one he had left behind at McLaren.
But with the Woking team struggling so far this season, Hamilton is riding high in a reenergised Mercedes team and both he and Rosberg look like potential challengers for the win at Shanghai.
"I couldn't be happier with my decision," he said of his decision to move on. "It is just the most satisfying experience and maybe we are not winning just yet but I see a great future for this team."