Jenson Button told Nico Rosberg piling into a public argument will only make Lewis Hamilton stronger.
Following the last race at China, Rosberg claims of being backed up by Hamilton into the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel during the middle stint of the race.
Later the defending world champion states that he believes that he has mentally stronger than the Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
“Talking in the press about something you are unhappy on only makes Lewis stronger,” Button told the Mirror.
“Lewis is a very competitive individual when his head is in the right place. It is about toppling him in other areas.
“Over one lap, I don’t think anyone is quicker, but over a race? Maybe. It is about engineering a way around Lewis to get an edge on him. That is the area where you have to work on.
“You can only rattle him by beating him, and for every race Lewis wins it is going to get worse.”
He added: “Nico is unhappy and has a right to be, but where can you point the finger?
“I know what it is like when you are fighting at the front and there is so much pressure, sometimes it hurts you and other times it hurts your team-mate.”
“Nico might bounce back in the next race. He was strong in Bahrain last year and he might win this weekend and it is all behind him and if he goes on and wins the next races, he could be on a high.
“It is an emotional rollercoaster and trying to understand what it is like being a racing driver is very hard. The pressure is so high. I don’t know what you can compare it to.
“Lewis winning eight out of 10 to Nico’s one, that’s big. I don’t need to say anything…
“When you are fighting at the front, there are going to be spats because you are both in the same car and you both want to win. There are going to be disagreements.
“It is motor racing – qualify in front, so you don’t let it happen. When you are in front, you get the first choice.”