Nico Rosberg was at Silverstone today
Reigning world champion Rosberg was at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and spoke out about what it takes to beat his former Mercedes team-mate.
Hamilton slashed Vettel’s Drivers’ Championship lead to just one point after winning for the fourth successive year on his home circuit.
And Rosberg thinks the battle between the Briton and Vettel will go down to the wire.
He said: “I'm sure it is tense this year for sure. It's exciting to watch on TV. It's great it's Ferrari v Mercedes, two legends of our sport.
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For me to beat Lewis, I had to do it through hard work
“Fighting for the championship is an incredibly intense thing to do.
“In my case, it was all about monitoring my energy and putting everything into winning the next race.
“For me to beat Lewis, I had to do it through hard work. I pushed very, very hard.”
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Rosberg managed to win last year’s world championship but decided to retire with immediate effect.
He was replaced in the Mercedes team by Valtteri Bottas for the 2017 season.
Hamilton will hope to continue his fine form into the Hungarian Grand Prix which takes place on July 30.