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Hamilton-Rosberg feud reignites in Shanghai

Published 2057 GMT (0457 HKT) April 12, 2015
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World champion Lewis Hamilton was all smiles after winning his second race out of three in the 2015 Formula One season, triumphing at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images
However, the British driver's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was not so happy after finishing second. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
The German used the post-race press conference to accuse Hamilton of deliberately going slowly at certain stages to allow Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to gain on him. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Hamilton denied the allegations, but the incident has again stoked tensions within the team -- which last season threatened to overshadow Mercedes' complete dominance. Dan Istitene/Getty Images
Hamilton extended his lead to 13 points over Vettel ahead of the next race in Bahrain, having won at Shanghai for the fourth time in his career. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
Vettel's third-placing meant, for the first time in F1 history, the same three drivers have appeared on the podium for the opening three races of a season. Clive Mason/Getty Images