With Mercedes looking certain to run away with the Formula 1 constructors’ championship, the promising battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg should provide an intriguing backdrop for the rest of the season.
Rosberg is only three points behind Hamilton, the championship leader, who has won the past four races. The two go back a long way, to their days karting together. But with so little separating them in the title race, their friendship looks set to be tested.
Hamilton has even questioned Rosberg’s desire to win.