Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said he is not friends with team-mate Nico Rosberg following the German's victory in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg took pole in Sunday's race in a controversial manner as he went into the escape road at Mirabeau corner, appearing to have lost control over the car.

Hamilton had reportedly alleged Rosberg went off track intentionally to ruin stop him from taking the lead during the qualifying.

Later, the race stewards absolved Rosberg of any wrongdoing.

The German, who won the Monaco Grand Prix in a convincing fashion, climbed above the British driver in the driver's standing. Hamilton finished second, despite being pushed by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Mercedes sealed their fifth 1-2 finish, which also ended Hamilton's four consecutive wins. The 29-year-old admitted that the race did not go as he would have expected.

"I think so. I think it is running successfully. It's never going to be perfect because we're fierce competitors, so you can never expect us to be best friends and compete as fiercely as we do. But we will remain respectful I think. Or I will try to remain respectful," Hamilton explained.

"We've sat down and cleared whatever air was needed to be cleared. We've been through the data and seen what needed to be seen. I wish you guys could see it. Otherwise, we're good."

"It was a difficult weekend but what doesn't break you will make you stronger. I can only get stronger for this weekend, I think," he added.

However, Hamilton has stressed that he would work for the team and help Mercedes win the constructor's championship this year.

"We'll continue to do what we do, work with the team. The team is the priority and that's what we have to keep in front."

"That's what I kept my priority, the team. We want to get the points for the team. I didn't do anything silly, just looked after the car," Hamilton concluded.