Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has labelled Nico Rosberg as the vicious one between himself and former rival Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg and Hamilton locked horns for three seasons fighting for the world championship, with Rosberg retiring after winning his first title last year.
When asked who was the real schemer within the team, Wolff replied: "The one who is no longer here. The vicious one. Nico just tried to use all the weapons he had. There were all the psycho games that you can play to destabilise your rival. With Nico and Lewis there may be factors we do not even know about.
"They came from very different environments and raced each other as they grew up. It’s not going to be all plain sailing when two team-mates have a car good enough to win the championship.
"Add in the luggage of the past and the games that are played. Each year there was a biggie (row) that had a major impact on their relationship. When you operate at that high level as a sportsman you are certainly sensitive. Both were. It affected them both."