Photos: Nico and Lewis on their bicycles in Kuala Lumpur

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Formula 1 history is peppered with instances of acrimonious relationships between teammates – Piquet vs Mansell, Senna vs Prost, Vettel vs Webber – but it appears that the Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg partnership at Mercedes is harmonious…for now.

The duo were in fine form during a promotional cycle around Kuala Lumpur, chirping on Twitter as they went about their PR activity.

Rosberg tweeted: “Hey @lewishamilton ! Your new KL bike suits you really well! ;) #hellokittyracing”
To which Hamilton replied, “You don’t look too bad yourself @nico_rosberg #hellokittyracing”

Last year at the same venue the two were involved in a team orders scenario whereby the Silver Arrows pitwall ordered Rosberg to hold station behind Hamilton – the pair crossing the line in third and fourth respectively.

Rosberg and Hamilton have known each other since their karting days, rising through the lower formulas through to Formula 1 almost simultaneously.

Below are photos of their outing in Kuala Lumpur.

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