Nico Rosberg says he would air the same frustrations he experienced during the Chinese Grand Prix at Lewis Hamilton, insisting he was simply 'stating facts' when he felt he was being slowed into Sebastian Vettel.

The German levelled criticism at his team-mate for allegedly backing him into the Ferrari driver during the Chinese race, an assertion that Hamilton flatly denied.

However, though Rosberg believes Hamilton was putting Mercedes' 1-2 result under threat, last year's runner-up has come into criticism himself for not running his own race and attempting to pass Hamilton if he felt he wasn't driving fast enough.

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Nonetheless, Rosberg insists his words were not a criticism and his urge to the team to get Hamilton to speed up was simply stating a fact. With this in mind, he says he would make the same request if in a similar situation.

"It's not an opinion, I was stating facts and I never stated an opinion. My facts are still the same. Facts are facts, it's not an opinion

"I would do it again because I felt the need to state the facts. There was a need to discuss things after that race. Everybody said that. That's it, I wouldn't do anything different. It's a thing of the past and I'm in Bahrain now and I'm here just to attack in a race car again. That's the best answer I can give, on the race track. I'm looking forward to it and that opportunity."

Furthermore, Rosberg admits there are likely to be situations where a similar scenario could occur, using last year's Hungarian Grand Prix as a reference.

"It's so difficult because it's not a thing that's black or white and that's what makes all these scenarios difficult. The same as we had in Hungary last year, it's not black or white and that's why there are always different opinions. Eventually, once the facts are analysed, there are still different opinions and it's going to be different from one race to the next."


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he needs to let his driving do his talking