Hamilton tactics 'in the past' - Rosberg says Mercedes should move on

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Formula One drivers' champion Nico Rosberg has called for the inquest into Lewis Hamilton's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tactics to be ended.

A second-place finish behind his Mercedes team-mate at the Yas Marina Circuit was enough to secure Rosberg's maiden world title, despite Hamilton's attempts to back the German into the chasing pack of Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.

Had Rosberg fallen to fourth, a race win would have secured the championship for Hamilton, who was admonished by Mercedes bosses during the race for his tactics.

Reports continue to circulate that Hamilton will be punished for his approach by the Silver Arrows, but Rosberg struck an accepting tone.

"In terms of his tactics in the last race, you can understand the team's perspective that they weren't too happy with that," Rosberg said.

"But at the same time, it's easy to understand his perspective. It's about the world championship, so you can understand that he wanted to try whatever it was possible to do.

"He did a really good job of it; he did it perfectly because I had no chance to try to overtake him."

When asked by BBC Radio if he would have tried a similar ploy, Rosberg said: "That's too hypothetical, so there's no point in going into that.

"We can just drop the whole discussion. There's no point discussing this topic any more. It's done and it's in the past."