Are Formula One drivers, and Mercedes teammates, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton friends off the racing track?
Not at all, the 31-year-old German told CNBC in an interview ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.
"We have a neutral relationship," said Rosberg, who is currently neck-and-neck with Hamilton in the race to win the 2016 Drivers Championship, with only two points separating them.
With just seven races left in the 2016 race calendar, the rivalry between him and Hamilton is set to intensify as they take to the Marina Bay Street Circuit - a prospect that excites Rosberg.
"That's what I do racing for, for battles like that, and Lewis, of course, is the [defending] world champion. He's one of the best out there [and] it's great to go up against him."
Hamilton has the upper hand, after winning the Singapore Grand Prix in 2009 and 2014, while Rosberg is still searching for his first victory on the circuit.