Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has insisted there is "no issues" between him and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg blamed Hamilton for "compromising his race" in China last Sunday and felt that the Briton had played tactics to put him under pressure from Sebastian Vettel - an accusation Hamilton and the Mercedes team later dismissed.

Quizzed on the issue again ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, the fourth round in the F1 2015 World Champion, Hamilton replied: "That is something we spoke about after the race [in Shanghai]. I don't see a reason particularly to go back into it. You obviously know what my comments were after the race and some of you will have spun those words in whatever way you wanted to spin them. We are moving forward and we will re-unite as a team this weekend and try to do a great job.

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"There are no issues between me and Nico. We saw each other this morning and everything is good. There are going to be times when we are unhappy about something, but we are grown-ups and we will move passed it."

"Last year we had an amazing race here," he continued. "It was really fantastic - great, great fun and a huge challenge both for Nico and for me. It was the first night race here and it was honestly the best race, visibly, that I had seen here in Bahrain. I am looking forward to it [this year] and with these tyres and now Ferrari in the mix, I think we could see a real special race here.

"On my part, I will keep doing what I do and ultimately I want to improve. Last year I didn't qualify on pole - and I have never been on pole here. That is the challenge as long as it doesn't get in the way of the challenge of winning the race."

So has his attitude evolved over the years in terms of how he handles the psychological battle between title rivals?

"It has not really changed much. I just do my talking on the track - that is how it has always been since I was 8 years old. Naturally, you just try to learn from decisions you take and experiences you have and hope that you get better.

"You just do your talking on the track and try and do your best. All the stuff that comes out [and goes on outside] of the car, I have no particular interest in."

Meanwhile, Hamilton added that he expects Ferrari to be very strong this weekend with the tyres again playing a crucial role.

"As it was in Malaysia [where Ferrari beat us], it is very much a rear-limited circuit [here] and so you have to assume Ferrari will be very strong again. But I think from our experience of Malaysia we are going to take a slightly different approach and hope that it helps us combat that weakness or area in which we can improve in.

"I feel quite confident as a team that we can rectify that issue that we had in Malaysia. Still it will be tough and Ferrari have been very, very competitive the last couple of races. I anticipate they will be very strong this weekend and our race is definitely with them."